Nylon or Steel

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Nylon or Steel

Nylon strings
10
40%
Steel Strings
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60%
 
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Nylon or Steel

Post by Ahlimatainen » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:19 pm

Well do you like Nylon strings or steel on your acoustic guitar?

Nylon is a bit more classical so I like

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Kain´s seventh son » Sun Apr 02, 2006 4:13 am

Steels, they work better with the pick, sound better (at least for me), are easier to play and give better responses to my playing style... I f***ing hate nylons!!! :x the sound is simply terrible!
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Ahlimatainen » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:13 am

I'm pretty sure that tolkki almost always uses nylon... Cuz it's not as much attack in the sound and it's a bit more"whip" if you can call it that..

In one or 2 songs he uses steel though

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeonVomit » Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:38 pm

I guess it depends what you want from the sound. Personally, I prefer the sound of steel strings when playing chords and stuff like that. Nylon sounds better for melodies and arpeggios though.
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Bones » Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:15 pm

It depends on what kind of music you play. I like them both, steel and nylon, but I gave my vote for steel.
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Paola » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:33 am

I agree with you Bones...


Anyway, Now for me isn't hard play with steel strings because are easier than play the strings of a cello. (I said something very Stupid but that do a difference about the steel strings...I guess :? )
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Leo » Mon Apr 03, 2006 2:39 pm

Nylon rocks..With nylon you get the the sound with soul...

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Ahlimatainen » Mon Apr 03, 2006 5:37 pm

Yeah.... But I cant stand a cheap nylon with cheap strings... but I would like to have both...

And Nylon isnt that good for real rythm chord strumming

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 04, 2006 4:17 am

Ahlimatainen wrote:Yeah.... But I cant stand a cheap nylon with cheap strings... but I would like to have both...

And Nylon isnt that good for real rythm chord strumming
True, I put D'Addarios on my classical guitar, sweeter sound. (That doesn't mean I know how to play, I'm possibly the worst guitar player on this forum).

Nylon simply doesn't have the attack sustain and resonance that steel does.
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Jaakko » Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:51 am

Steel for a classical? Oh no, check you neck, without truss rod it can't deal with the tension, but I guess you could get lucky with .008-.036 strings or so. Also the bridge and the top of the guitar might start twisting. If you're lucky the guitar is ok but most likely not. :?

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:31 am

Jaakko wrote:Steel for a classical? Oh no, check you neck, without truss rod it can't deal with the tension, but I guess you could get lucky with .008-.036 strings or so. Also the bridge and the top of the guitar might start twisting. If you're lucky the guitar is ok but most likely not. :?
No no, I have nylon strings on my classical! I'd never put steel on it! :shock:

I've re-read my post and realised that I didn't exactly make it clear :D

I prefer nylon for melodies and arpeggios, but steel for chords and riffs. I have nylon strings on my guitar, since I use it mostly for melodies (even though I am an awful guitar player :D)
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Jaakko » Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:28 pm

Oh ha ha, and I forgot d'Addario makes nylon strings too. Just didn't think you referred to quality when mentioning d'Addario as for me they make some crappy strings. :lol:

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Ahlimatainen » Tue Apr 04, 2006 9:51 pm

Is it an Ovation that Tolkki and Yngwie uses?... it sounds nice

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeonVomit » Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:08 pm

Jaakko wrote:Oh ha ha, and I forgot d'Addario makes nylon strings too. Just didn't think you referred to quality when mentioning d'Addario as for me they make some crappy strings. :lol:
They also make some nice strings :)
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by stratoplayer » Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:44 am

I like nylon more (bear in mind I never play my accoustic guitar though) since the sound is cleaner and more natural than steel, the arpeggios and scales sound a lot better to my tastes
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by SETH » Wed Apr 05, 2006 6:29 pm

I have only used steel ones, so I can't compare.

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by FakeTolkki » Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:47 pm

for strato music i prefer nylon...but sometimes tolkki uses both...its kinda weird...

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Patricia » Sun Apr 09, 2006 10:34 pm

I like to use both, even if it sounds different, it is nice though.
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Jaakko » Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:19 pm

How about a 3-neck acoustic, with nylon, steel and steel 12 necks? :lol:

Might sound pretty weird with such a large sound plate but not necessarily bad eh?

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by HateMeIfUDare » Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:59 pm

I've played a 6-string acoustic with 3 nylon and 3 steel strigs; and personally I prefer the steel ones. They're easier to pick, and I prefer the sound they make.

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeverendingAbyss » Sun Jun 28, 2009 12:14 am

steel has a sharper sound
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by NeonVomit » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:33 pm

I prefer nylon. More rounded, sweeter tone.

But it does depend what you're playing.
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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by Florian » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:59 pm

I prefer steel strings.

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Re: Nylon or Steel

Post by hiro23 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:57 pm

Depends on what kind of sound you are going for, I think each one has advantages.
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