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Posted By: Pied Piper
23-Jul-02 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Guitar string tension v gauge
Subject: RE: Guitar string tension v guage
Great thread. The thing you really need too know is the tension at which the string snaps. I understand that to get the best sound a string it should be tensioned a certain percentage under its breaking strain. For unwound strings this is presumably proportional in some way to the diameter. With wound stings the diameter of the core must be found to optimise string tension. I'd appreciate a more rigorous analysis with values if some one can do it. All the best PP.