TeeCat wrote:Hav and all...
I noticed that the Hannabach Goldins are rated as medium/hard. Is it safe to use them on most classical guitars, and will there be a vastly increased left hand pressure required for them? I was wanting to try them.
Most good classical guitars will have no problem with medium/hard tension strings.
One thing to remember is that if you prefer a high action, then it will be harder to press the strings down. However, on some high action guitars with low or normal tension strings, I have found the string can 'roll' from under my fingers - particularly the bass strings!
In any case, I don't think the difference in pressure is 'vast'.
I have a number of saddles which I can interchange. If I use high tension strings, I use a saddle with a lower action as HT strings will not buzz as much as lower tension strings. It makes playing easier.
Obviously, if I am using a lower tension string set, then I use a saddle with a higher action. The tone is often better with a higher action, so it depends what you want.
I am always experimenting.
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