Jack Douglas wrote:I'm not a string expert, but have played a number of brands of strings. A couple of strings I've tried might fit your requirement. Try Augustine Regal blue which are High Tension bass and treble. For a completely different feel and tone try Aquila Alabastro superior tension. These are nylgut strings and be forewarned they take a good week to fully settle in. The last ones you might like are Hannabach 815 High Tension. They make a super High Tension string, but with a 662 scale you might damage your guitar. Like I said, I'm not an expert, but I wouldn't put on a set of super high tension strings. Hannabach strings have some of the highest tensions of any strings I've used.
When you say you have a small contact point on your nails do you mean they're filed to create a small contact point or that you have small fingers with an exaggerated end point?
For what it's worth D'Addario is not a favorite string choice of mine.
Ahh...Augustine Regal/Blue...as far as I can ascertain, those are the strings that will come on my Yamaha GC82S from Japan. I have a set and will try them on my GC-10 in preparation. They will be a little higher tension than the D'Addario EJ44Cs that I am used to...and once I have the GC82S, the tension will be a bit less. Thanks for the suggestion of the Hannabach 815 HT...I will try them on the GC82S; but not I think on my GC-10, as that tension would be a bit over the top at 662mm scale. I will also look into the Aquila Alabastro ST.
I file my nails to create as wide a contact area as possible...fairly flat across the tip as ramps do not work well for me; my nails do not have an exaggerated end point, rather they are small and curve down at the edges.
Thanks for the suggestions!