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Oud => Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud => Topic started by: D4nnY on April 16, 2015, 06:57:14 AM

Title: A question about nylon strings for the oud
Post by: D4nnY on April 16, 2015, 06:57:14 AM
I don't know much about this stuff, but I always thought all nylon strings were pretty much equivalent. However, I've read somewhere (online) that some nylon strings can be more dense than others, is that true?
Title: Re: A question about nylon strings for the oud
Post by: Lillyan on April 16, 2015, 07:11:46 AM
It all depends on the nylon composition used by the string maker, densities can actually range from about 1.04 gm/cm³ to about 1.12 gm/cm³ - 1.08 gm/cm³, just to give an example. So, some nylon compositions are more dense than others, they aren't all made equal.