Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Strings

PID: 64655175

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When it comes to strings, it’s all about tension. While gauge is simply the measurement of the string’s diameter, the tension of a string determines its relative volume to the other strings (EQ). String tension is determined by its core to wrap ratio, which can vary greatly among manufacturers. This can create multi-pound differences between brands and an illogical EQ within any given set.

Santa Cruz Strings are engineered to do what others cannot, to put the exact tension on each individual string to create the appropriate download pressure. These calculated tensions determine the optimal relative volume between strings, or EQ, for your instrument.  Santa Cruz Strings require precise core to wrap ratios and precision fit and finish for unprecedented tolerances of one half of one thousandths of an inch. This accurately determines the tension/volume of each string to the exact EQ that your guitar was designed for. State of the art metallurgy and micro-coating assures long life by preventing corrosive moisture from contacting the core of these nickel and lead-free strings.

Available in Low and Mid Tension. 


Low Tension:

 Note Gauge (in.) Tension (lbs)
E .012 20
B .016 22.5
G .023 27.9
D .032 30.5
A .044 28
E .056 27


Mid Tension:

 Note Gauge (in.) Tension (lbs)
E .013 22.5
B .0165 24
G .024 28.5
D .033 28.5
A .045 32.5
E .056 27


Note:  SCGC finds that most players prefer the Low Tension strings for smaller bodied guitars and the Mid Tension strings for dreadnought models. If you prefer to use Mid Tension Strings on smaller bodied guitars, it is recommended that the guitar be set up to accommodate the added tension.

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