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Wound E strings
is there an advantage to a wound E string?
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Kevin M.
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Is there an advantage to a wound E string? I was wondering if they made it easier to play higher on the E string or if there is some other advantage or perhaps disadvantage to it.

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Kevin M. said
Is there an advantage to a wound E string? I was wondering if they made it easier to play higher on the E string or if there is some other advantage or perhaps disadvantage to it.

 

 

Ive used  wound E's a few times Kevin. They seem pretty suited to fiddle music and also tend to cut out the dreaded "whistle". I think the unwound E sings better, but the wound E responds to the bow better.

 

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We sell a Kaplan non whistling E but I have never even tried it. Maybe next on the list :-)

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