Is there difference between black and white nylon?


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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.


Wisegeek article on classical strings

JustStrings overview of classical strings

  • Do you have any idea how the densities of different materials compare? For example, would if black string and clear string of a certain diameter were set to the same tension, which would produce a higher pitch?
    – supercat
    Dec 26, 2014 at 22:13

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