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Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Strings - Low Tension

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Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Strings - Low Tension



**For a limited time, we are offering free postage (UK only) on any order for Santa Cruz strings. Simply enter the code 'FREEPOST' at the checkout.


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.

Santa Cruz Strings

This project has been a decade in the making; commercially available strings were never able to truly complement the complexity of overtones and sustain that SCGC achieves by individually tap tuning and hand voicing each guitar. SCGC therefore sought out the wisdom of their friends and colleagues within the audiological sciences to collaborate on a new design that will fully drive Santa Cruz Guitar Company’s complex acoustic tone. The cornerstone of this project is the acoustic science and genius of long-time friend and advisor, Roger Siminoff.

All new SCGC guitars leaving our small shop in Santa Cruz will be set up with these new Santa Cruz Strings, and individual packages of both the Low Tension and Mid Tension sets can be purchased by clicking below. SCGC finds that most players prefer the Low Tension Strings for smaller bodied guitars, OOO, OM, H and F Models, 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.


Brand Santa Cruz Guitars


How much is delivery?
At Ivor Mairants Musicentre we offer thousands of products that are currently in stock and can be delivered to your home address, anywhere in mainland UK. You will be able to see your delivery charge at the "Checkout" page.

Do you offer Next Day Delivery?
Yes, we offer a Next Day Delivery service for in-stock orders placed before 1pm Monday-Friday. Next Day Delivery and Saturday Delivery carries an extra charge. Ivor Mairants Musicentre commit to delivering on time, we rely however, on our carriers to fulfil their contract in this regard, and can not be held liable for any failure of third parties in fulfilling delivery expectations.

Can I change my delivery address after I have placed my order?
Once you have placed your order with us, we are unable to change any of the information you have given us, as most orders are dispatched from our distribution warehouse. Our contract carriers however offer various levels of free of charge enhanced service such as DPD PREDICT, which allows the consignee to be alerted by e-mail and/or text message of the delivery window and allows for changes allowed by the contract carrier to the detail of the actual delivery time and/or location. Where such services are available all orders will benefit from auto enrolment in the services. Ultimately, if there is no-one to sign for your delivery, you will be left a card by our contract carrier inviting you to collect from the depot or re-arrange delivery.

If it proves impossible to deliver your goods within the time allowed by our contract carriers, the consignment will be returned to us and you will unfortunately become liable for all redelivery, and/or redirection charges. Please check your confirmation email for the status of your goods before contacting us. Should you need to change your details, for example you have moved house, you can change your details by contacting customer services on 0207 636 1481 or by email at info@ivormairants.co.uk and the new information will be updated within 24 hours. Please note that any orders placed before changes are made will use your old details.

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Santa Cruz Parabolic Tension Strings
I gave a pal a pack of D'Addario EJ19 phosphor bronze strings to try recently (light top and medium bottom .012 -.056) and he responded (I didn't realise how generously at the time) with a pack of Santa Cruz mid tension which I have been using for the last 2 weeks and was about to order more, as I agree entirely with Duncan's review above - they are utterly perfect strings on my Santa Cruz 000.

But I also agree with Tom's review which considered them expensive at £15 but find they have now gone up to £18.99 + £3.99 postage = £23 per set, less 2p - is this a monopoly price ?

However EJ19s are nonetheless still very good and at about £8.00 per set, offer very good value. When I change them shortly, it will confirm whether the difference is worth it.
Wonderful strings, postage too much
They're very good strings. Extremely resonant, dry (in a good way) and as loud as my usual round core favorites. I've found new avenues in my playing these last few weeks which is partly thanks to this set of strings.

£15 is ok, but it's the £5 postage which will prevent me from buying them regularly. It'd be wonderful if Ivor Mairants could offer a deal for multiple sets, or indeed offer different postage options. Royal Mail would suit me fine for a couple of packs of strings.

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