Vasco Passeira wrote: ↑
Thu May 11, 2017 3:55 pm
I read all the posts in this thread and could only find one person saying he uses low tension strings, so here go my two cents.
My main guitar is a concert one and has a larger-than-usual neck width and the scale is a bit on the high side.
Originally it came with hard tension strings which caused me a lot of problems to adapt, so I quickly switched to medium tension strings.
Still, it wasn't working for me.
So recently I tried stringing it with low tension strings (in the case, Augustine, which were the only ones I could find where I live). Boy, was my left hand happy!
Not just I immediately could do things I couldn't do before, but all the fatigue was gone and I can now study and play for twice the time I used to. With this came a whole new range of pieces that before were simply out of reach.
Yes, there are downsides: the guitar lost some projection, but this didn't worry me much, as the guitar by itself it pretty loud. The sound became mellower and darker, but this doesn't upset me a bit, as it reflects my preferences.
The RH required some adaptation, but nothing too serious.
The only real trouble are pieces that require you to tune the 6th string to C, because the string sounds dead. But I can only remember a handful of those, so the until this moment I can live with the trade-off.
Anyone else with a similar experience?