Circle K Strings tension calculator v0.1.5 (no kidding :D )

Discussion in 'Extended Range Guitars' started by Ishan, Jul 6, 2012.

Should I continue on this litle project?

  1. Yes, and add more string brands and stuffs.

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  2. No, it's fine as it is, and who cares about CK Strings anyway?

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  1. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    Hey guys
    I'm posting this in ERG because I think it's related but feel free to move it :)

    I've been working on and off on this little thing, it was fun to do and made me practice my Java skills at the same time :D

    It's a string tension calculator for Circle K Strings based on the mighty one @ Bang Zero that everyone and their dog use.
    I was interested in Circle K Strings and wanted something more accurate that something using D'Addario's string weight data. So here it is :)
    I might work on this some more to make it a standalone java app... or not.

    Usage : unzip in a directory then launch stringtension.htm

    Edit: Deleted this version as I've posted a better one here
     
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    peagull Urwało mi dupę

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    I know how sad this sounds, but I can't wait to get home from work and have a fiddle with this :lol:

    I've just ordered some Circle K strings and while I hear nothing but good things about them, and they were the only company who actually gave me useful advice. Being in the UK it's not always going to be practical to order strings from them.

    Other brands would be amazing, however, Mad props regardless. :yesway:
     
  3. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    On adding other brands, I could add D'addario back easily but other brands are tricky. I need weight data like D'addario and CKS provide.
    If anyone have datas for LaBella and Elixir (or any other brands) I'm interested :D
     
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    Vostre Roy Disciple of Djod

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    I approve of this little thing.
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    No sadder than me ignoring my work to fiddle with it now... :D
     
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    peagull Urwało mi dupę

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    I have to be honest, it's only due to the fact it wont run on the computer system at work :lol:
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    I'm in the process to converting this applet into a stand alone app (i.e.: no more htm launcher). Do you guys think it's a good idea?
    I'll add D'adddario strings back after I'm finished with this.
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    Um... Standalone app + D'Addario = YESSIR :yesway:
     
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    peagull Urwało mi dupę

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    ^ This
     
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    Maggai Slayer of the gods

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    Agreed, great idea!
     
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    WiseSplinter SS.org Regular

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    Ah sweet, thanks for including the source!
    Fortunately for me my work pc is the perfect place to fiddle :)
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    0.1.6 is almost ready, what's done :
    - Move from Applet to Stand alone (jar format)
    - slight code clean up (removed deprecated stuffs, now compile without warning on Java 6)
    - Move code to NetBeans (easier build management)
    - D'addario's weight data moved back in YAY! :D

    Gotta clean up documentation and upload. I'll post a new thread because it's no longer a CKS hack and aim at something more universal.
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    I might start using NetBeans. Eclipse and MyEclipse piss me sometimes.
     
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    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    You should, it's great :)
     
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    Winspear EtherealEntity Vendor

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    Haven't tried it yet but cool! Definitely add CK yeah - currently I got through the process of using Bangzero to convert their 34" tensions to various things first haha.
    Or I just use this, which is pretty useful because of different unit weights and stuff (bass strings for example) String Tension
    Maybe it already does - I'll see when I try - but it would be cool if your calculator had a place to put in your own unit weight :)
     
  17. Ishan

    Ishan Giant Fridge Magnet Contributor

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    STC cover both bass and guitar strings, just use the correct type :)
     

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