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Thread #92078   Message #3703303
Posted By: Musket
21-Apr-15 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Subject: RE: rejuvenating old guitar strings.
Elastic limit is indeed notional. On four out of six strings, you have torsional stress on the coils and common or garden stress on the core.

You know when you go over it....

In addition, it is variable. Playing strings anneals them anyway. We used to sell systems for vibro stress relieving in industrial applications.

I am more inclined to blame manufacturing quality of the strings rather than a notional limit exceeded. The ratio of csa to length would allow far more drawing out than a guitar allows anyway.