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In addition to Morten's answer, there are a few other things that contribute to strings wearing out: Strings, particularly the wound strings, develop dents or pits at the spot where they vibrate against the fret. This causes them to sound dead, and also contributes to intonation problems Strings lose their elasticity over time. Tuning and retuning places ...
Yes, Black (and sometimes Red) nylon strings have more of a treble/high end sound and are more distinctive in tone than the classic nylon. Sources: Wisegeek article on classical strings JustStrings overview of classical strings
I don't know how but I must have got mixed up at some point and I've been using 11 _ 47 nickel wounds on my acoustics for some time. I only found out when I reordered. They sound good on a solid tonewood guitar but might be a bit trebbly on a laminate. I'm sticking with them.
The truss rod is only part of the story behind the action. Often all that is needed is the height adjustment of the saddles on the bridge.On electrics this is straightforward, but on acoustics (as I believe the OP has) it's more complex.It could entail shaving some off the base of the saddle, a job for the pro., or just screwing a screw either side, to take ...
Your guitar may need to be "set up" properly. This means getting it into its best playing condition, and in particular, it includes adjusting the height of the strings above the fretboard (called the "action"). If the action is too high, the strings will be difficult to press down, just as you are experiencing. If the action is too low, the strings will buzz ...
1) Total BS. Your question is more about physics and engnieering than music but I'll answer anyway.. As far as I can tell they have no patents and make no effort to give any explanation as to what the "stay in tune" process entails which strongly suggests it does not exist at all. A chemical treatment could be used to reduce friction, Though, this would ...
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