strings for no nails

Nail care, nail problems, and the use of nails in playing the classical guitar.
kervoas
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strings for no nails

Post by kervoas » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:37 pm

Wondering which strings might be best suited to playing without nails ?
I like the feel of Dogal trebles (medium tension) but haven't yet found basses which feel right and match the sound qualities of the trebles.
Apologies if it's already been said 100 times, I couldn't find much using search.
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hilm3g
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Re: strings for no nails

Post by hilm3g » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:03 am

I play with my fingertips - no nails. My favorite strings are Mari 100p full set( clear nylon trebles), and La Bella RN-L (rectified nylon) trebles with Savarez Corum-M(edium tension) bass strings. The La Bella RN-Ls do not feel low tension - nice tight response. Both of these sets need a few days to bloom. And they last me a long time (I play 10-16 hours per week).

I really really like the La Bella/Savarez combo. I am done trying everything, and I have 2-3 times.

kervoas
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Re: strings for no nails

Post by kervoas » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:33 pm

Thanks hilm3g - I'll give the La Bellas a try.
If you haven't tried Dogal trebles you might like those too.
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