I've read a lot of posts in these forums where people suggest changing string tension by raising or lowering saddles, lengthening tailpiece wires, different tailpieces etc, but the more I read these the more I think there's something wrong with that logic. If by "tension" is meant the "longitudinal tightness" of the strings, and hence resistance to lateral movement - with a lower tension resulting in an easier string to press down, and consequently floppier when played - then to my way of thinking, no amount of change in string angle, neck angle, or string length after the bridge will make any difference to tension, whatsoever. When we tune a string, to get a higher note we have to tighten the string OR use a thinner (less dense) string OR shorten the string. So, using my best schoolboy maths, Code: Tension Pitch = ___________________ Density * Length or Tension = Pitch * Density * Length Therefore, pitch, string gauge and scale length seem to be the only parameters (apart from elasticity which is a property of the string itself) that will have an effect on the tension of a string. So changing strings, changing the scale, using solo tuning will have an effect on tension, yes. But I can't see how the ANGLE of the string over the bridge can affect string tension. What it DOES affect of course, is the downward pressure that the string puts on the belly, and this will affect the tone by controlling the movement of the top/bassbar. A longer tailpiece wire might change the amount of movement in the afterlength. Changing neck angle will change bridge height and consequently the pressure on the belly. But not the string tension. Is my logic flawed? Or is all this just too bloomin' obvious? I've come to this through a floppy E experience. If I tune the E up to F, or even F# , the tone is strong and the string feels the same as the others to play - tight (all Spirocores). So I've been trying other ways to increase the tension of that string, with no luck. Since I can't change the scale or the pitch, I reckon I'm going to have to try a stark E.