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RawrGazzawrs
08-09-2011, 04:09 PM
so whats the difference in sound between hard tension and light tension strings? if you have to ask im mainly leaning toward buying worth brown strings when i buy a tenor next month.

Doc_J
08-09-2011, 05:35 PM
so whats the difference in sound between hard tension and light tension strings? if you have to ask im mainly leaning toward buying worth brown strings when i buy a tenor next month.

I believe the hard tension can be louder and have less displacement. Hard tension is great for low G flurocarbon strings (less floppy than light or medium tension). I found Worth HD much better for me than Med on my Kanile'a concert.

delray48209
08-09-2011, 05:42 PM
I believe hard tension can be sore on the fingers, while soft tension is not.

rasputinsghost
08-09-2011, 05:58 PM
Hard tension strings are more responsive to picking; it'll also make tremolo picking and harmonics easier. I prefer them.