Crisp vs. stiff, mushy vs. soft

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

  1. Keifers

    Keifers Legend

    Jun 20, 2005
    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.
  2. acehigh

    acehigh Rookie

    May 2, 2007
    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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