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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Custom string set

I was fooling around with the idea of picking out a set of strings so that all of them would carry the same tension when tuned to the designated note. (Some companies print the tension rating on the packaging of the string when tuned to the designated note) Just wondering if anyone has tried this and if so, how well it works. I'm trying to have it so that if i fret a chord and then bend it either up or down, the chord will maintain the same tonality. I know that different strings bends by different degrees because the original tension is different so theoretically, having them all start out with the same tension will cure but its 'theoretical' so I'm asking for advice here. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-20-2004, 11:39 PM
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That's incorrect. The amount of tension is only one aspect. The degree of pitch change per bend distance is different for each string regardless. Just because it required that amount of tension to reach pitch doesn't mean that the same variance in tension would change pitch equally. D'Addario has a good paragraph somewhere on their website about equal tension and why it's not desireable. They've tried it and basically said it sucks.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 02:21 AM Thread Starter
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haha alright, I just made a fool of myself. That's alright though, at least i learned something. Thanks dude
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