what are the most mellow south coast strings for a tenor?

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Still trying to find the optimal string for my tenor, im looking for a string with the most mellow sound, can anyone help me decipher the string gauges from south coast? having a bit of trouble. Looking for high G tuning strings with a more mellow sound, i hear go things but i honestly can not figure out which ones to get. thanks!


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send an email to Dirk at Southcoast...he will give you all the details and answer all your questions...as I am sure the labeling will confuse you...It confused me
 

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Have you tried dropping the tuning down one step (two steps?) to Bb tuning? So instead of a high G, I have a high F. I have that on my tenor with regular old Worth Clear's and really like it. It sounds much more mellow/jazzy, and is easier to play on the fingers. I have read that this was the natural tuning for tenors originally.
 

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Have you tried dropping the tuning down one step (two steps?) to Bb tuning? So instead of a high G, I have a high F. I have that on my tenor with regular old Worth Clear's and really like it. It sounds much more mellow/jazzy, and is easier to play on the fingers. I have read that this was the natural tuning for tenors originally.

Call me an old traditionalist but i really wanna stick with C tuning on my tenor and G tuning on my baritone.
I just want some strings that are maybe thicker that can hold the tension with a little warmer tone for the tenor.
 

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Have you tried dropping the tuning down one step (two steps?) to Bb tuning? So instead of a high G, I have a high F. I have that on my tenor with regular old Worth Clear's and really like it. It sounds much more mellow/jazzy, and is easier to play on the fingers. I have read that this was the natural tuning for tenors originally.

interesting i always thought Linear C tuning was the original tenor tuning. Either way i want to stick with C6 tuning
just want strings with a little less bite to them, that aren't too stiff like the black nylons.
 

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I would recommend the SLMU - soft light medium - or perhaps the SLU - soft light. The SLU will be a bit lower tension than SLMU. I actually have the SLMU but tuned down to Bb to reduce the tension that way. I think either would work for you, just depends if you want to try higher or lower tension to start.

Oops, I just read my own signature and realized mine are actually the SMU. So I amend my recommendation - start with the SLMU and then you can go one notch higher or lower if you don't like the SLMU tension.
 
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I would recommend the SLMU - soft light medium - or perhaps the SLU - soft light. The SLU will be a bit lower tension than SLMU. I actually have the SLMU but tuned down to Bb to reduce the tension that way. I think either would work for you, just depends if you want to try higher or lower tension to start.

Oops, I just read my own signature and realized mine are actually the SMU. So I amend my recommendation - start with the SLMU and then you can go one notch higher or lower if you don't like the SLMU tension.


i prefer less tension and a more mellow tone which ever will give me that sound.
 

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I'm gonna stick with my SLMU recommendation as the happy medium. You can get lower tension with SLU or more mellow tone with SMU but it's a trade off between the two.