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    Default GHS N270 Strings

    Just curious about something.

    I just finished off my 3rd set of Nickel GHS N270 Strings. The strings really grew on me. Anyway, I didn't have any N270's left so I put a set of GHS A270's on. This really confirmed to me how much I love the Nickel N270's

    I noticed on the A270's of course the G & D string sounded different then the N270's, but to my surprise, the A & E strings sounded much different too. This got me thinking, on the N270's, are the A & E strings nickel too? I guess for whatever reason I assumed only the G & D strings were Nickel.

    Anyway, Love the N270's. They last longer for me too. Got to order more.

    Doug

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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    The wound strings are the only difference, plain strings are the same. I have been using the N270 strings since before they were selling them. I was lucky and was in on the trial for these strings. I love the sound several of my mandolins.
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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    I had a set in the grabbag for a couple of years and finally decided to try them on a fairly new-to-me mando, a Rigel I got a few months ago. They are a pleasant surprise!

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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    I've got a student with a very nice handmade mandolin that only uses N270's.

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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    Has anyone tried the lighter gauge N250’s?

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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    I have those on a couple of mandolins and like them equally as well as the N270's. While it lightens up on everything else, they still give you that .016 A string.
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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    Thanks for the reply. I was hoping to gain some finger speed and playability without sacrificing the nickel tone character

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    Default Re: GHS N270 Strings

    The mandolin with N270's actually plays easier than the N250's mandolin. The action can be lower on the heavier strings, at least on that mandolin I am able to get really low action and it plays very easy. My problem is when I am playing a solo I tend to play harder and grip harder so doesn't make any difference I defeat myself.
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