Sydney Recording Studio: Guitar String Materials Part II

More Sydney Recording studio information on string material types.

Sydney Recording Studio: String Gauge and Flexibility

All things being equivalent, pickups, set up, amp, cables, etc., if you play a set of GHS Boomers against a set of Ernie Ball Slinkys or D’Addario XLs of the same gauge and materials, they will sound different, and the reason is their construction and resulting flexibility.
Flexibility is the result of several construction factors, including the size of the core wire relative to the size of the wrap wire and how tightly the wrap wire is spun around it. If a string is wound too tightly, it sounds dull; if you wind it too loosely, it’s not going to have a particularly good response or output. The alloy of the wire also contributes to flexibility, as it determines the strength and other characteristics of the wire.

Sydney Recording Studio: String Gauge and Tone

The sydney recording studio gauge of your string plays a large role in shaping the voice of your guitar. For strings constructed from the same materials and with the same methods, heavier strings typically will offer better overall tone, but the idea that heavier-gauge strings mean better tone is at best only partially true.
Lighter gauge strings are easier to manipulate and easier to chord, and because they offer less tension they are well suited for wide bends and effortless vibrato. Heavier hands, however, may push the strings sharp, or break strings more often.
Heavier strings will generate more output from your sydney recording studio guitar, delivering a fatter, singing character, but the accompanying stiffness can result in too much string tension, which will reduce sustain, clarity and responsiveness and sound “choked.”
There’s a balance to be struck between flexibility and string gauge, and materials play an important role in determining your sweet spot.