Discussion in 'Strings' started by jasonfoong, Jul 26, 2014.
at same gauge, which one will you choose & why?
Sweet 16. Its less tinny at tension and feels/plays better. Only reason.
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
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.
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.
prefer this syn setup...OGSM mains, FS crosses with 2-3 lbs higher mains tension in the practice 18x20 Blade.
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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