Aquila Alabastro and 662mm scale?

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Beowulf
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Aquila Alabastro and 662mm scale?

Post by Beowulf » Thu Jun 29, 2017 9:38 pm

Can the Aquila Alabastro NT strings handle the tension of 662mm scale @ A440 tuning? I know the strings were updated in 2010 and prior to that, e strings may have had a tendency to break. I do play fairly strongly and before giving them a try, any advice would be helpful.
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Re: Aquila Alabastro and 662mm scale?

Post by MessyTendon » Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:12 pm

Yes they will work, you might find Normal tension to be a bit supple with that scale, if that's the case go to high tension.

They should work nice. I haven't had any issues with breakage on the Alabastro. But I have had some failures with the Rubino.

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Re: Aquila Alabastro and 662mm scale?

Post by Beowulf » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:00 am

MessyTendon wrote:
Sat Jul 01, 2017 9:12 pm
Yes they will work, you might find Normal tension to be a bit supple with that scale, if that's the case go to high tension.

They should work nice. I haven't had any issues with breakage on the Alabastro. But I have had some failures with the Rubino.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try the NT and move up if they are to loose. The tension is actually pretty close (overall) to my present strings...at least by the SBM rating.
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