I've done that a few times. Seems the logical thing to do because the lapse between playing each string is just a second or even less. As a comparison it's as good as you are ever going to get. I've even swapped their positions. It's just a bit time consuming, especially if you wish to compare all 6 strings. I can't say I've ever done that, just the outer E's.Contreras wrote:This seems like an obvious idea , but it's only just occurred to me ... maybe I'm a bit slow.
It's hard to remember qualia, such as the qualities of a string, and to compare them in one's mind when one has taken one off and put another on. So how about putting them both on at once? Say stringing another G in the D position .... obviously you couldn´t play a regular piece, but you could make a direct and meaningfull comparison.
Will be meeting her at a local music store on Monday. If I get the chance I will ask her more about this. Should be interesting.ashworth wrote:Seems a good idea, if tedious. I remember that in Sharon Isbin's book, she relates comparing high e strings by putting 6 on at once.
6 e Strings will definitely sound different from bass to treble: bracing structure beneath the string, different action height (saddle shape) and transferring string vibrations to the top at a different position on the soundboard. These variations will also alter the fundamental/harmonics relationship.Pede wrote:I once put 6 different e strings on my guitar, like Sharon Isbin mentioned.
I doubt it was a good comparison because I thought the strings sounded different on the bas side of the guitar than the treble side. I did switch also. Maybe this is due to the difference in bracingpattern above and under. Could this be possible?
Actually they sounded better on the bass side...