Production Manager Assistant
- Apr 5, 2009
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There is NO WAY a strings is keeping its tension when drop-tuned
That' s physics : the tension on the string depends on
- your scale length
- the material of the string
- its pitch
If you vary any of these parameters, your note will change. If you drop tuned let's say a .045 from G to F, you lower the pitch, therefore you have less tension.
That is why it is important to get your instrument set up for one tuning and one gauge of string, and to chose your strings according to your tuning. Tuning stability depends on good strings, changed on a regular basis, and properly installed.
Don't know why but that 175 number just scares the crap out of me!
I remember to have talked about it with my former co-worker, who was tuning pianos... He was saying that, given the scale length and string diameter, as well as the note, he was not sure if the string was vibrating correctly enough to develop enough harmonics to sound great. I'm not sure Even then, I'm not sure if pickups and amps are designed to work great at such low frequencies...
Anyway, just my 0,02€
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