Gosen OG Micro VS Forten Sweet

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  1. jasonfoong

    jasonfoong New User

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    at same gauge, which one will you choose & why?
     
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  2. teekaywhy

    teekaywhy Rookie

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    Sweet 16. Its less tinny at tension and feels/plays better. Only reason.
     
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  3. maxpotapov

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    Gosen OGSM for crosses (with poly or nat gut mains)
    Forten Sweet for mains or full bed

    Gosen OGSM is smoother, lasts forever as a cross but "deflates" quickly as full bed.
    Forten Sweet is sturdier, plays longer in full bed
     
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  4. sansaephanh

    sansaephanh Professional

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    Forten is sturdier, but its feels mushy and sticky sometimes. Maybe it's just my tension choices. I prefer Gosen unless I decide i wanted a really stiff main and a really soft cross.
     
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  5. hoodjem

    hoodjem G.O.A.T.

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    Mushy is the key word here. Not quite the same as soft. Kinda dull, dead, and almost squishy.

    Strange . . . and mushy.!

    I prefer Gosen. Period.
     
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  6. bad_call

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    prefer this syn setup...OGSM mains, FS crosses with 2-3 lbs higher mains tension in the practice 18x20 Blade.
     
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  7. fuzz nation

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    Forten Sweet 17 was especially fragile for me when I tried it in a full bed. Generally I enjoy the feel and performance of 17 ga. syn. gut just as long as it has half-decent durability and I've done well lately with Gosen OGSM 17 and Prince Syn Gut w/Duraflex in 17 ga., too.

    Agree that Forten Sweet 16 can be mushy if it's tension is too low, but it can be a cozy and affordable alternative to multifiber for some players who want a semi-soft string.

    Gosen OGSM 16 has been a great cross for the poly hybrids I've done for several players lately, but it can be a little firm and "thuddy" by itself in a full bed for me if it's too snug - no great revelation there... Prince Syn Gut w/Duraflex can also give me a little too much backbone in its 16 ga. option, but I don't think I've ever had a bad experience with their Original Syn Gut.
     
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