Best treble strings for harmonics

Choice of classical guitar strings and technical issues connected with their use.
Guitarhancock
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Best treble strings for harmonics

Post by Guitarhancock » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:38 pm

Does a "carbon" treble produce a stronger, clearer harmonic than a nylon treble? Or, ....is it all technique?

Thanks for your thoughts.

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souldier
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Re: Best treble strings for harmonics

Post by souldier » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:15 am

I think it is more dependent on the guitar and technique. I don't recall carbon strings producing better harmonics. If anything my memory tells me that harmonics were more subdued with carbons possibly due to the higher tension.
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Re: Best treble strings for harmonics

Post by MessyTendon » Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:51 am

It's all technique...that's the truth. How you attack it, where you attack, the fret placement and how the top of the guitar vibrates. No two guitars hit the harmonics alike...

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