PDA

View Full Version : Who invented the "Gauge" system?


bruno hau
10-08-2007, 02:44 PM
The metric system with 1.30mm (16g) being thicker than 1.23mm (17g) makes sense. How come the "gauge" system is in reverse with the higher gauge # for thinner strings?

Will the "gauge" system be NEGATIVE if the string is EXTREMELY THICK like 10.00mm since the lower the gauge # the thicker the strings?

User Name
10-08-2007, 02:56 PM
interesting thought... man -10 gauge would be a pain to string

pow
10-08-2007, 03:03 PM
My friend has piercings and it seems they follow a similar if not the same gauge system.

ThePro101
10-08-2007, 03:18 PM
Lucian Sharpe in the 1850s


Will the "gauge" system be NEGATIVE if the string is EXTREMELY THICK like 10.00mm since the lower the gauge # the thicker the strings?

No, the zeros '0' become more... e.g.
000(3/0) gauge is equal to 10.4mm
00(2/0) gauge is equal to 9.3mm
16 gauge is equal to 1.3mm

:smile: