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R. Shackleferd
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R. Shackleferd
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07/18/2006 2:16 am
Originally Posted by: lilifield...but I would like to know.... Do you find that by switching the weight of the string for comfort that you sacrifice any sound quality? I'm tempted to buy the XL strings because my fingers are a mess and I'm a woosey about pain, but would rather go through the pain for better sound. Or is there not much difference?

Yep, personally I can't stand the sound of really light strings on an acoustic especially. Not only that, but they don't seem to last as long and they break easier/more often. In my own experimentation of gauges, I think the worst aspect of super lights is an unwound G string (3rd string). To get chords to sound right on an acoustic I think that string has to be wound. I'd say sacrifice a lil pain for now...it'll pay off down the road anyway.
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