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Tension Shootout

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bassline_Delux, May 14, 2005.


  1. It is my understanding, and experience, that flatwounds are lower tension than roundwounds. Is this the case? And if so, why exactly? (I'm aware of exceptions such as Fender Flatwounds, but, in general.)
     
  2. 7flat5

    7flat5

    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    No
     
  3. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    Syracuse NY
    Endorsing artist: Dingwall Guitars
    Try this:

    It is my understanding, and experience, that roundwounds are lower tension than flatwounds. Is this the case? And if so, why exactly?

    That should work better for you.
     
  4. 7flat5

    7flat5

    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    Heh, well, that should work better, but it still doesn't do it. Try this:

    Strings constructed with a layer of lower-density material, such as nylon or silk, are lower-tension than strings of the same outside diameter which are constructed of all metal.

    That's closer, but not the whole story. More clues:

    http://www.daddariostrings.com/Resources/JDCDAD/images/tension_chart.pdf
     

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