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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bobby Fields, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Bobby Fields

    Bobby Fields

    Jun 21, 2020
    Hello I am new here,Thanks for haveing me.
    I don't play bass but I made a banjo bass and I want to tune it. I have made one in the past and it was a bugger to get in tune. I used the finest weed wacker line that Lowes sell. I finally ordered a set of weed wackers online because they claim to have a Kevlar core. I hope they will cut down on strech .
    The weed wacker line I have now tops out at .105 the one I ordered are so much bigger yet they claim to be low tension. How does this work? Does not pitch come from tension? Can it be looser and still reach pitch?
    I can't wrap my feable mind around this concept. Sorry If this a stupid question.
    I tried to look up the answer. Also I can't spell.
    God bless

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  2. There are two aspects to the word "tension" - "tension" as in the actual pulling weight and "tension" as in perceived stiffness/flexibility.

    It is possible for two strings with the same "tension" (as in pulling weight) to have completely different FEELS in terms of stiffness/flexibility, depending on the material and construction. What's often confusing is the word "tension" is used interchangeably to mean different things.