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How much force do guitar strings pull on the neck?
Old 6th March 2011
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How much force do guitar strings pull on the neck?

You'd think that would vary greatly, but if I remember right, a music shop owner once mentioned 165 pounds using light-guage (about .009s). Is that in the ballpark? I like .011s on the SG.
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Uhh...
here are the string tensions listed on my D'Addario EJ21 .012-.052 Jazz light gauge that are currently on my electric:
1:E .012 23.3lbs
2:B .016 23.3lbs
3:G .024W 28.1lbs
4:D .032 28.1lbs
5:A .042 26.3lbs
6:E .052 22.0lbs
Total: 151.1lbs

Last edited by rkopald; 7th March 2011 at 12:00 AM.. Reason: Anal retentive compulsion..
Old 7th March 2011
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How much force do guitar strings pull on the neck?

Scale length will have a significant effect on tension. An SG will have lower tension for the same gauge than a Tele.

Cheers

Kris
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