Circle K / Balanced string sets

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Circle K / Balanced string sets

Postby SmittyG » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:51 am

Been doing a lot of reading and thinking on this. In all my string hunting, my biggest gripe is not finding a set where I like all the strings. And I just play a four-banger. Thinking this might be worth a try. Anyone try the balanced tension approach? What was your take?
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Re: Circle K / Balanced string sets

Postby Chucko » Mon Sep 17, 2012 9:43 pm

I'm a big fan of balanced sets and Circle K in particular. For those playing 5 and up they are a big help. The biggest difference is that your D string, and to a lesser extent A string, will have lower tension than you're used to, and the E will typically be fatter and tighter. The only downside I've noticed is that the D is a bit brighter than traditional sets, but nothing a tone control tweak can't take care of.
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Re: Circle K / Balanced string sets

Postby gregmon79 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:04 am

I really have been wanting to try a set of circle K's ever since I heard of them. Any recommendations as far as the type they make??

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