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Thread #74271   Message #1294012
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Oct-04 - 07:42 PM
Thread Name: String weight chart??
Subject: String weight chart??
What I'm after is a chart that tells you what would be an appropriate string to use to get any named note, with various fret board lengths.

I used to have one, copied from a specialist magazine, but I've lost it.

Fot example, I've got one guitar where it's 12 inches to the 12th freet, and another where it's ten inches, and two mountain dulcimers, one with a much shorter scale length than the other.

A chart like that would be very handy when it comes to working out odd tunings for odd instruments, and avoiding the risk of strings breaking when they are tuned up too high, buzzing when they are tuned too low. And it'd make it easier to take into account also the need to use light strings on a more fragile instrument.

So if anyone has come across anything like that...