petermc61 wrote: ↑
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:34 pm
That’s interesting Trevor. In that case I would have expected that when I substitute, say, a Knobloch or similar brand of medium-high carbon G string over a medium/normal tension nylon G I’d expect to hear a louder string. If that was observable then there would be a risk if that string standing out as being appreciably louder and not integrating. I don’t think I have ever heard anybody report that when using a carbon G of any tension, even high. In fact, it often gets reported as integrating better between the d and b strings.
That's indeed what I observe on my guitars. Maybe my strange ears?!
The better balance between d and g or b and g is something different IMHO. Part of this "mismatch" is the lack of harmonics due to the big size and stiffness of the tubby Nylon g strings. Fluorocarbon g string do have a significant smaller diameter (>20%) and thus sound brighter which is a better match with the thinner d string.
It's similar for b versus g. Typical fluorocarbon g strings do have about the diameter of Nylon b strings (app. 0.84 mm), which results in a more similar overtone spectrum than the big Nylon g.