Looking close to flamenco strings sets, I've noticed that they use different tensions for the bass and treble strings. The bass strings are higher tension than the treble strings. Bass strings are high tension while treble strings are normal tension, or bass strings are extra-high tension while treble strings are high tension.
Also, the treble strings tend to be colored (black nylon, red nylon), and the 3rd string tends to be different than the other treble strings (flurocarbon 3rd vs normal nylon 1st and 2nd, for example).
- Daddario EJ25B flamenco custom tension
- Savarez T50 Tomatito
- La Bella 2001 flamenco and 820 elite
Why this variance in the string set? How does it affect tone and technique? Why is this configuration preferred in a flamenco setting? How do flamenco guitar players take advantage of different tensions, different 3rd string, and colored trebles?