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Balanced sets- re Alex Claber's article

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rodl2005, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. Hi guys, I read Alex Claber's article in UK's BGM & found the info on BALANCED sets of strings INTERESTING!! :)
    As are ALL his articles- well written & in Laymans terms...

    What I'm asking on here is WHAT were the guages he stated?? Anyone have that article? I've done a search & searched for the article online but no luck.

    I realize it'd vary depending on the guage you're after, but say I'm used to 40- 100 or abouts... WHa would the guage of each string be if I wanna make up a set?
  2. khutch

    khutch Praise Harp

    Aug 20, 2011
    suburban Chicago
  3. Will check that out. Thanx
  4. kesh


    Jul 9, 2012
    Brighton, England
    Different makes/types of strings of the same gauge will have different tensions.

    Lots of manufacturers make tension charts.

    I used D'addario's chart to figure out 45-60-80-105 chromes was a well balanced set, but I had to build it myself by buying three different packs.

    If only Circle K made flats.


    http://www.labella.com/basstensions.html (they don't publish their flats' tensions for some reason)
  5. ixlramp


    Jan 25, 2005
    100 75 55 40, have you ever noticed how 100 80 60 40 is middle-heavy?
    Check the daddario charts kesh linked to. I ususally use the chart for XL nickeplated rounds to approximate rounds of any brand. There will be a little variation in tension between brands, but this sometimes cancels out when creating a balanced set.
    Circle K's chart http://circlekstrings.com/CKSIMAGES/CircleKtensionChart.pdf
  6. Cool info, thanx all. I'm gonna look into the tension charts.
    I'm not too concerned, but interested enough to try making up a balanced set for myself.
    Thanx again

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