Why do newer strings track better on a strobe tuner?

still.ill

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It's really clear with my turbo tuner that newer strings are a lot easier to tune accurately because they don't wobble as much
 

walterw

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yep.

as they get older they get worn to where they're not as in tune with themselves, which shows up on a strobe as a less-clear display.
 
M

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The "why" is that the string doesn't vibrate correctly with wear/grime. Strings ideally have their weight evenly distributed, which wear/grime alters.
 

Mark Robinson

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They can develop bends or deflections from fretting pressure and settle at the break angles. As a bassist on a budget, I got in the habit of loosening my strings now and again and flipping the ball end 180 degrees which would reinvigorate the overtones a bit.

I like the sound of new strings on guitars though, especially strings that have been on the instrument a few days, in played, the Goldilocks moment. That's effed up I know. So what.
 




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