Let's say you have one type of guitar and uses only one type of string gauges for one type of tuning. You've tried many string manufacturer product on it so which one have the tightest tension for said string gauges?
I find Dean Markley very stiff and tight.
Agreed, Dean Markleys seem tight to me.
I do have to add that the new Helix strings do not feel tight like their other strings.
Last edited by Archer_of_Fish; 08-20-2012 at 02:42 AM.
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LaBellas feel tight and solid
DR Tite Fits do the trick. I havent tried the DR DDT's(Drop Down Tuning) which are supposed to keep tension in drop tunings while retaining the same gauge as light to medium gauge strings.
In my experience, DR and D'Addario.
D'Addario were tight and stiff.
The bigger ones...
Elixirs. Most stiff and hard to bend strings I've ever tried. In other hand, GHS strings are the softest on tension to me. Although, I didn't try all the brands...
Just a thought: flatwound strings usually have a little more tension than round wounds of the same gauge. I use a set of Thomastik-Infeld Jazz Swings on a tele, and love them.
It's hard to find anything that is still tight and stiff these days, now that family values have declined dramatically.
I don't think D'Addario's fit into the high tension category at all. In my experience Markleys and GHS have always had higher tension.
I've never used the Elixir electric strings, but their acoustic strings usually have several more pounds of tension than comparable D'Addarios--enough to mandate changes to the truss rod. I only use the J-Series or the EXP strings on my acoustics now--I was breaking too many Elixirs. And the tone is superior to boot!
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elixirs are the tightest i've ever used, but they last SOO much longer, i can suck it up and not be a beeetch about it.
how to cleartones compare as far as tension?
Last edited by rumblebox; 08-22-2012 at 07:01 AM.
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