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String Tension

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by guitarb, May 22, 2008.

  1. guitarb

    guitarb Member

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    Ok...why is it....that string tension on guitars differ? I have 2 Strats...each 21 fret necks...same fret size...each has the same string guage (11 - 49)...yet one plays loose and the other tight. Anybody have an answer on this? Thanks!
     
  2. yellowecho

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    *please see 'truss rod' for more information
     
  3. zenguitarguy

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    or spring tension on the tailpiece?
     
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    It can also be the block under your temelos... As with the EJ strat the depths of where the strings sit in the block are more shallow making the string length longer which makes tensions tighter. I have a CS Rory Gallagher, CS '59 rocking Dog and an EJ and each have different tensions due to this reason.
     
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    String age also plays a role. I'm assuming you've already considered this, so I'd have to repeat what yellowecho said and suggest that you check the truss rod.
     

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