Softer on the arm? 16 or 17 gauge?

Discussion in 'Strings' started by coloskier, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. coloskier

    coloskier Legend

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    I've seen many different threads on the subject, but which do you think is softer on the arm? 16 or 17 or 17L gauge? I am using CyberBlue at the moment.
     
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  2. sruckauf

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    Generally speaking, a thinner gauge of the same string is easier on the arm.
     
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  3. Il Mostro

    Il Mostro Banned

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    All other factors being equal, 17 gauge is softer than 16.
     
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