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Desmund Nichols 06-07-2012 07:41 PM

Medium light set up
 
How much lower will the action be setup for medium light strings?

Ken Smith 06-07-2012 11:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Desmund Nichols (Post 24747)
How much lower will the action be setup for medium light strings?

Lower? From mediums? The G and D are the same. The A and E (and B for 5s) are lighter so, you will need higher action, not lower action to maintain the same tension or feel.

Desmund Nichols 06-26-2012 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken Smith (Post 24748)
Lower? From mediums? The G and D are the same. The A and E (and B for 5s) is lighter so, you will need higher action, not lower action to maintain the same tension or feel.


I want to lower the action so I can play lighter. Its hard to tap and double thumb due to the high action. Another reason why I want to start using medium light strings.

Ken Smith 06-26-2012 01:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Desmund Nichols (Post 24819)
I want to lower the action so I can play lighter. Its hard to tap and double thumb due to the high action. Another reason why I want to start using medium light strings.

You can lower the action and maintain tension easier with the TCRM than with ML.

Gerson Lazo 06-13-2017 03:03 AM

Can you elaborate?
 
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Originally Posted by Ken Smith (Post 24820)
You can lower the action and maintain tension easier with the TCRM than with ML.

Hi Ken,

How does this work? Why would be easier on Medium than Medium light? Does this same concept applies to Burners TC ?

Thank you!

Ken Smith 06-13-2017 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Gerson Lazo (Post 28030)
Hi Ken,

How does this work? Why would be easier on Medium than Medium light? Does this same concept applies to Burners TC ?

Thank you!

Lighter strings move more then mediums. Mediums can be lowered and keep more tension than lights. You have to play lighter on lights and can dig in more with mediums.

ML had M tops and L bottoms. Not as balanced as Ms or Ls across the set.

Gerson Lazo 06-13-2017 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken Smith (Post 28031)
Lighter strings move more then mediums. Mediums can be lowered and keep more tension than lights. You have to play lighter on lights and can dig in more with mediums.

ML had M tops and L bottoms. Not as balanced as Ms or Ls across the set.

So if my playing was crazy light and I'd like a crazy crazy low setup, should I go for mediums ? I'm talking about lowering the strings as crazy as 2/64 ...

Let me know,
thank you for your time Ken,

Ken Smith 06-14-2017 12:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Gerson Lazo (Post 28032)
So if my playing was crazy light and I'd like a crazy crazy low setup, should I go for mediums ? I'm talking about lowering the strings as crazy as 2/64 ...

Let me know,
thank you for your time Ken,

You wont know till you try it.

Gerson Lazo 06-14-2017 02:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Ken Smith (Post 28033)
You wont know till you try it.

And on your experience, what has worked better for this purposes ?

Ken Smith 06-14-2017 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Gerson Lazo (Post 28034)
And on your experience, what has worked better for this purposes ?

I don't use a set-up like that but also never used lights for any period of time.

Gerson Lazo 06-14-2017 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Ken Smith (Post 28035)
I don't use a set-up like that but also never used lights for any period of time.

I see. Then I'll give it a try and find out!

Thank you Ken,


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