Jeffrey Armbruster wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:33 pm
David Norton wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 21, 2017 9:42 pm
On my 625 Redman, I've found that I have
to use high tension strings in order to drive the top sufficiently to produce acceptable volume. Otherwise no difference, except that then going BACK to a 650 seems quite the stretch.
I've read others who also say they need high tension strings on a shorter scale. I use lighter tension strings for ease of playing, among other reasons. So do higher tensions strings on a short scale cancel out the ease of playing in any way? i.e, shorter stretches but harder fretting.
The shortened scale helps with the lateral
motions. The string tension affects the vertical
motion. On my Redman, the sound was ~okay~ with normal tension, but I felt it was under-driving the top, which is already more heavily braced due to eight strings. Thus the higher tension.