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That's one way of doing it, and some makers recommend this tuck method.

I just do two loops for all of them (not necessary for bass, I know) except high E and B (they get three) at the bridge. At the headstock, about 3-4 wraps is plenty for all the strings; the holes in the rollers on my guitar are big enough so I can loop the string through them twice, so no need for underwrapping while tuning up so the string locks under itself (another method some use).

EJ45s for me, unpretentious strings which have decent life too, imo. I used to mix and match treble and bass sets fro different brands, but I'm not in that world anymore, as it were, so it's just costly, and I got sick of trying to find a G that wasn't tubby sounding. Savarez wound treble was the best but finger squeaks drove me spare, so I went back to regular. For another way to get over this issue, I've seen people recommend appropriate gauge fishing line of particular composites; haven't tried it though.

Strings for a classical is like pickups or pedals for an electric. Some guitars sound better with brand X, others with brand Y, and personal preference plays a role too. Can be interesting trying out different ones for sure.
 
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