String tensions changed
HI ..I am wondering about D'Addario ENR71 Reg. Light Gauge Bass strings.....I guess I have an older package (silver frame only (no background picture), with a pink circle and a silver XL).. I was looking on their website at the same type of strings and notice a change in string tensions listed compared to my package.
The G has gone from 45.2 to 49.57, the D from 51.9 to 48.87, the A from 43.0 to 41.06 and the E from 37.6 to 38.69. This seems like fairly large changes. Anyone have an idea how significantly different these new values will feel and sound. I was hoping to get the same set to put on a 2nd bass I have, and/or replace the ones I have on my 1st bass.
They changed the way they calculate the tension. The string formula is the same, but the way the tension is calculated the tension numbers are different.
Kind of like how you get different wattage depending on how you do the math.
Here is a post on the subject:
thanks for the info SLapinfunk..............so, from what I can gather, the string tension should "feel" the same to my fingers , because (...while the calculated tension numbers may have changed, the tensions have not changed due to any modifications or changes to how we manufacture our strings) it is just the way they are representing the values, numerically, that has changed.....
That's interesting. I have gotten the impression that some makers measure tension, rather than calculate it per "geometric modeling." One can find instructions online on how to make this measurement with common household items (actually measuring deflection, and then calculating tension from that, but that's a simple calculation that could be done with satisfactory precision on a slide rule.)
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