Forten Sweet - colors

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  1. Keifers

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    The Forten Sweet strings come in Gold, Natural and White.

    Have you noticed any differences between them (e.g., feel, durability)?

    Many thanks.
     
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  2. pvaudio

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    I have only tried the white. Usually different colors do play differently. Gosen OGSM is a prime example: the different colors aren't even related to one another.
     
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  3. TripleB

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    I've tried the gold and natural in the past...the natural plays a little more crisp than the gold, natural seemed to hold tension a little better, using it by itself I prefer natural but in a hybrid I prefer gold.

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  4. Keifers

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    Yeah, I've found the different colors of POSG play noticeably differently (gold softer than white). That's why I wanted to ask about the Forten Sweets.
     
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  5. Keifers

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    Thanks. I'm looking to use it as a cross with poly mains, so maybe the gold then.


    Would appreciate it if anyone else has an opinion or experience to relate.
     
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  6. 2handsbothsides

    2handsbothsides Semi-Pro

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    I have used both Forten Sweet white and natural extensively as a cross string. White is a bit softer and runs a little thicker than the natural in both 16 and 17 gage. Natural has a stickier outer shell and locks the mains better than the white. I have a definitely preference for the natural. Have never used gold.
     
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  7. Dane

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    Anybody know why TW only carries the white in 17g reel and not the natural. I would think more people would want the natural.
     
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  8. diredesire

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    I think the gold plays like it doesn't want to stretch/recoil/rebound as much as the other two. The Natural was "crisper," like the poster above mentioned. White played a tiny bit less powerful than natural, but pretty darn close. My preference was natural~=white>gold
     
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  9. SteveI

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    I am with BBB on this. The gold.. seems perfect for hybrids (crosses).. but a bit soft for a full bed or in the mains. The white and the nat play more crisp than the gold in my experience. The gold really softens up a poly main.

    Regards...
     
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