Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

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Pat Ross
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Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

Postby Pat Ross » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:44 am

Strings - Tension

Pro Arte Hard Tension EJ46 – 89.94 lbs
La Bella 2001 Medium Hard – 79.97 lbs
La Bella 2001 Hard - 85.36 lbs
La Bella 2001 Extra Hard – 90.75 lbs

I purchased my 2000 La Patrie “Collection” classical guitar new. In the last year I have found the La Bella 2001 Classical Guitar Extra Hard Tension strings are Superior in enhancing the sound quality - at even the slightest nuances for the La Patrie. There is also significant increase in sustain. The Luthier who setup my guitar recommended I keep string tension at or below 91lbs (41.25kg).

Initially I found the La Bella 2001 CG Medium Hard Tension strings Superior to the Pro Arte EJ46 and the La Bella 2001 CG Hard Tension. I decided to give the Extra Hard Tension set a go. I have been playing with the Extra Hard set for several weeks now. They seem to have been made for this guitar.

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La Patrie Collection/LaBella 2001 Extra Hard Tension

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Re: Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

Postby Flapjack » Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:19 am

I am currently using Pro Arte Extra Hard Tension. They are indicated as having 91.81 lbs. of tension on D'addario's website. I am not confident that the indicated tensions provided by string makers are accurate or that they use the same scale length to determine tension. D'Addario claims they are basing their tension on a 648 mm scale. I am not sure about La Bella.

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Re: Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

Postby Keith » Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:01 pm

la bella, per their publication, states/stated they use/used 655mm. I use present and past tense as I have not looked at the site for a while and I guess I could now but I am eating lunch.
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Re: Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

Postby Pat Ross » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:26 am

Keith wrote:la bella, per their publication, states/stated they use/used 655mm. I use present and past tense as I have not looked at the site for a while and I guess I could now but I am eating lunch.


I understand that one string when at the correct pitch that it is designed ,will be at a certain poundage for a given sound/note. Please explain more about the differences in the length between the two, one at 655 the other 648 and playing them on guitars with measurements opposite each string and what that would mean to the guitar, the sound or whatever,

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Pat
La Patrie Collection/LaBella 2001 Extra Hard Tension

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Re: Pro Arte EJ46, LaBella 2001 Medium Hard, Hard & Extra Hard Tension

Postby Pat Ross » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:27 am

Flapjack wrote:I am currently using Pro Arte Extra Hard Tension. They are indicated as having 91.81 lbs. of tension on D'addario's website. I am not confident that the indicated tensions provided by string makers are accurate or that they use the same scale length to determine tension. D'Addario claims they are basing their tension on a 648 mm scale. I am not sure about La Bella.


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La Patrie Collection/LaBella 2001 Extra Hard Tension

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