Post by dsi1 Post by Gerry Post by John Nguyen Post by John Nguyen
Has anyone tried the 80 lbs Seaguard Fluorocarbon fishing line for
low-medium tension G string. I had good result and very happy with it,
sound wise and cost wise.
0.78mm is too light for my taste, that's about 5.664 Kg >tension. For a
low-tension G string i would not go lower >than 0.81mm diameter
I should have qualified my comment a little more. It was one a
640mm-scaled guitar.do for me, the tension is just right for a low-
Is such product as fishing line really consistent enough in it's width
and density for such use?
My guess is that the dirty little secret about guitar strings is that the
monofilament strings are made by manufacturers of fishing line and sold
on reels to the string manufacturers. This would mean that the
manufacturers' quality is indeed consistent enough. The string company
will then cut the string to length and package. A company may wind their
own bass strings or they might get that made in house and repackage that
too. It's kind of a scam, if you ask me.
On the Ernie Ball website they list their classical-string set at $8.99.
From the same website, you can buy a six pack of D-strings for $9.99; six
A-strings for $10.99, and six low-E-strings for $11.99. That makes a single
D-A-E set go for $5.50, which leaves $3.50 for the treble side.
I haven’t tried price shopping for the correct test-lbs of fishing line.
But, I usually buy my Ernie Ball string sets from Amazon whenever I need a
few extra bucks added to my order to get free shipping. The normal set is
offered for free shipping but their bass sets aren’t. The free-shipped set
costs slightly more than I can find elsewhere, but the savings from free
shipping makes up for that cost and then some. So I’d have to factor that
“and then some” savings into my bottom line too.
Ughh. It’s starting to look like not much of a scam…