Evertune & Light Strings for ERGs

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  1. luca9583

    luca9583 SS.org Regular

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    Hey guys.

    Was thinking about the Evertune bridge and how it stops the strings from ringing sharp.

    Was curious to see if any of you 7/8/9 string players have experimented with an Evertune using very light strings on a long scale length?

    Was especially interested in hearing B0 or C#1 with something like an .084 at around 30-34" scale but without the string ringing sharp.

    I wonder, before Evertune bring out single string bridges, if there's a way to achieve this with some kind of black magic?
     
  2. Alex Kenivel

    Alex Kenivel Stunt Guitar

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    I think the black magic method works just fine :agreed:
     
  3. MF_Kitten

    MF_Kitten Set up us the bomb

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    OK, so I did some math. If your B0 string is something like a .90/.94/.98 on a 34" scale (using Kalium strings as the reference, mind you), then your tension for that string will be in the 17-20 pounds range which is where things feel like a guitar. Then you have to factor in the fact that on a longer scale length, the string will be more flexible even if the tension is the same, so it'll move around a lot more.

    But assuming the Evertune is made to handle nutty blues guys with massive strings in standard tuning, I would assume it should handle it. At least it'll suck out a bunch of the bowing out of pitch, like an autotune set to "soft".
     

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