Howdy all -
Thanks again for the great chop chord advice. I’m still slowly improving my strength and precision, but I can see progress.
One of the things I was looking at the other night was the amount of strength necessary to depress the low G string with the pinky. Not fun…
So that got me thinking of string gauges (yes I know, check the action, but this was setup by TheMandolinStore, and I trust they got it as good as they could), in other words, I’m using J74 Mediums from D’Addario, however I’m considering trying J73s which takes 3lbs/sq inch off the G string in tension… What’s the drawback to trying this? There’s no such thing as a free lunch, so if I go to lower gauge strings, what am I missing out on? And should I just man up and go forward with J74s. I did eventually get enough strength for open chords without issues.