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  1. Re: Question about string gauge vs tension and 'soft' brands

    Got an interesting reply from Galli when I inquired about string tension:

    Hello Patrick

    How are you? Thank you very much for having contacted us and for your interest in our strings. We are...
  2. Re: Question about string gauge vs tension and 'soft' brands

    So, Lenzner may have been purchased by Optima. I'm looking into the 3050L (Flatwound Nickel) 10-13-20-30 for tensions if I can find them. They are available on stringsbymail for $30.
  3. Re: Question about string gauge vs tension and 'soft' brands

    Thanks, August. Awesome post. I had recently come to the realization that material (especially core material) makes a big difference in tension too. Thanks for the confirmation. Thanks again for...
  4. Question about string gauge vs tension and 'soft' brands

    Hi

    In another post, there's been some dialog about strings that are light enough for vintage bowlback mandolins. I had always thought that tension was proportional to string gauge, because I...
  5. Re: Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

    Thanks, I'll check those out.
  6. Re: Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

    I thought some of you might like to see said instrument. 176029
  7. Re: Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

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    I couldn't find Vega -- went with GHS.
  8. Re: Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

    Good advice, August. I ended up reusing the wraps for the old strings. It was easier than I'd imagined. I needed them to eliminate an overtone that occurred when the strings weren't wrapped. Of...
  9. Re: Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

    Thanks Eric C. I've detuned the instument to reduce the stress after checking the gauge of the old strings versus the new ones. Should have done that first -- mistake 3, I guess. I'll pick up a...
  10. Loop-end strings with 'sheaths' for 1895 Bowl-back Mandolin

    Hi

    This isn't a question about what brand, or gauge, or material of string to use.

    Background: I'll try to make my story short. I've been a guitarist for 40+ years and inherited my...
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