Tone: What Strings Have To Do With It

031308_strings.jpg From the Gibson Lifestyle Page: “Many guitarists think about strings more in relation to feel than to sound, and put little consideration into elements of their strings’ make-up other than seeking a thickness-or gauge-that feels good to their fingertips and is easy to bend and fret, as required to taste. Some sacrifice a little finger strain for a heavier gauge that offers a punchier tone, or simply in an effort to achieve a firmer, less “rubbery” action, but still don’t give much thought to the tonal properties of the strings themselves. It’s important to know, however, that the steel that strings are made from, and the quality of their overall manufacture, are both going to have a major effect on how they vibrate, and therefore how they sound”. The entire article by Dave Hunter can be read here. Credit: Gibson and Dave Hunter�

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