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Bass String Tension Calculator?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RunngDog, Mar 21, 2005.


  1. RunngDog

    RunngDog

    Jan 22, 2003
    Chicago, IL
    I often use a software string tension calculator for measuring string tensions for different string gauges on acoustic instruments of different scales. However, the product I use is designed for higher register instruments -- guitars, mandolins, and so forth -- and doesn't include string gauges as large as those of a bass A or E string (let alone a B). Does anyone know of a tension calculator or table that would handle lower register instruments?
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It's not quite that simple. Unfortunately, different core types, shapes, and gauges, as well as the wrapping play a very significant effect on tension.