Mind Riot's Guide to D'Addario String Tension

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  1. sh4z

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    D'Addario EXL120-7 - Your set @ 25.5" tuned to B according to D'Addario

    Diameter Tension
    Item# Note inches mm lbs kg
    PL009 E 0.009 0.23 13.1 5.94
    PL011 B 0.011 0.28 11.0 4.99
    PL016 G 0.016 0.41 14.7 6.67
    NW024 D 0.024 0.61 15.8 7.17
    NW032 A 0.032 0.81 15.8 7.17
    NW042 E 0.042 1.07 14.8 6.71
    NW054 B 0.054 1.37 13.8 6.26


    To get the tensions ideal it is best to use a completely custom set

    @ 25.5" Scale - A good set for Bb @ 25.5" IMO maintaining similar tensions.
    .0095p @ 13.0 lbs.
    .013p @ 13.7 lbs.
    .018w @ 14.3 lbs. or .017p @ 14.7
    .024w @ 14.0 lbs.
    .034w @ 15.7 lbs.
    .046w @ 15.6 lbs.
    .060w @ 15.2 lbs.


    Now @ 26.5" Scale
    .0095p @ 14.1 lbs
    .013p @ 14.8 lbs
    .018w @ 15.5 lbs or 17p @ 15.9
    .024w @ 15.2 lbs
    .034w @ 16.9 lbs.
    .046w @ 16.8 lbs.
    .060w @ 16.4 lbs.



    Alternatively you could use a 10-46 set and add a 60 or an EXL110-7 Regular Light 7-String 10-59

    --- Hope this helps ^^ ---
     
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    You can also try my free software which uses D'Addario's string tensions and calculates the same tension for different tunings ;)

    Humanoid - Software
     
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    Very cool! thanks humanoid
     
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    i didnt work for me
     
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    i instal that and still have the same problem:

    initialization error

    to run this application, you first must install one of the following version of the .net framework:

    v2.0.50727

    :squint:
     
  7. Humanoid

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    Well.. then install the .NET Framework? :) Lots of software nowadays use these libraries, so it's a good deal :yesway:

    Download details: .NET Framework Version 2.0 Redistributable Package (x86)
     
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    A very good post. I used the excel sheet to calculate some different sets for my guitars with different tunings. Since my local shop doesn't have a ready supply of D'Addario singles, I opted for Ernie Balls. I calculated my sets from the perspective of progressive tension. Very good results, although I don't like the sound of Ernies at all. Since this method yielded very good results I might try a set of Elixirs next time, though I'll have to order the singles from the net. Thanks a lot to the thread starter!
     
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    very confused about what set I should use for my 80 tuned down C-F down an octave
     

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