Crisp vs. stiff, mushy vs. soft

Discussion in 'Strings' started by Keifers, May 8, 2010.

  1. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

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    To me, "crisp" is different from "stiff" and "mushy" is different from "soft."

    And I see crisp and mushy as opposites, and stiff and soft as opposites.

    Tell me your thoughts, how you define the terms, and give examples.
     
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  2. acehigh

    acehigh Rookie

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    I say crisp is the opposite to soft in terms of a good thing e.g. the popping sound of a fresh poly string as to the butter soft of gut. Stiff is the opposite to mushy in terms of a bad thing. e.g. when the tension is so high that there is little elasticity and mushy is when a poly string lost all its tension that there is no more feel.
     
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