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Reverend Secret Flower
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I find that when i listen to string tension calculators, my strings never feel right. there will be a few too tight or too loose. over the years i'v just had to remember my gauges through trial and error
 

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I find that when i listen to string tension calculators, my strings never feel right. there will be a few too tight or too loose. over the years i'v just had to remember my gauges through trial and error
+1. It gets you in the right ballpark, but perfectly balancing tension among the strings is a pointless endeavor. Getting close is a good idea. Always helpful when detuning and just trying to see how fat you'll have to go to achieve a minimum tension that you know you've liked historically.
 

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+1. It gets you in the right ballpark, but perfectly balancing tension among the strings is a pointless endeavor. Getting close is a good idea. Always helpful when detuning and just trying to see how fat you'll have to go to achieve a minimum tension that you know you've liked historically.
I agree. I always point people towards the calculators, but their purpose is really just to give you a good starting estimate that you can tinker with.
 
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