Do different strings have different tension?

Do different strings have different tension?

You’re right: string tension varies despite being the same gauge. This is usually due to the density of the core. You’ll notice it even more on electric bass strings. The core density and design make a huge difference in felt tension (and in other things, too).

What is the tension in the tuned string?

Acoustic 80/20 Bronze with NANOWEB Coating

Gauge E-1 Total Tension (lbs)
Light-Medium Strings Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs) .012 / 23 171
Medium Strings Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs) .013 / 27 183
HD Light Strings Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs) .013 / 27 169
12-String Light Diameter (in) / Tension (lbs) .010 / 16

Which guitar string is under most tension?

Traditional guitar strings have their tension all over the place. Hypothetically your thickest string should be the tightest, and your highest string should be the loosest, but this isn’t the case with 90% of strings.

Does the length of string affect tension?

The lengths of the strings do not affect the tension.

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What are the guitar string tensions based on?

Guitar string tension is based upon a 25.5″ guitar scale length and standard tuning. Electric Bass Nickel Plated Steel with NANOWEB Coating Tensions shown below are an approximation. All tensions are based upon a particular scale length (Long=34″ or Extra Long=36″) and standard tuning.

How much does string tension vary with scale length?

So using bass guitars as an example, if we take a .105” gauge string tuned as our Low E, the tension in the string will vary according to what scale length bass it’s fitted to. See below; As you can see for the exact same string gauge, tuned to the exact same pitch, the tension varies depending on the scale length of the instrument.

How much tension does a Telecaster string exert?

The .046” gauge string will exert 17.5lbs of tension when tuned to a standard E note. However, if we decided to tune our Telecaster down to drop D, we would need to lower the pitch of the ‘Low E’ a whole step down to ‘D’ and in turn we would be reducing the tension too.