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finalfantasy7
11-25-2010, 04:01 AM
if a string says:
1.15mm
1.20mm
1.25mm
1.30mm
could anyone help me, could you lot next to which one is 16gauge,17g,18g?please

drakulie
11-25-2010, 04:36 AM
16 is 1.30
17 is 1.25
18 is 1.20
Etc.

finalfantasy7
11-25-2010, 04:37 AM
ok thanks, i thought it was the opposite way round

jim e
11-25-2010, 11:09 AM
This is according to the USRSA.

The string gauge is usually measured with the string under tension. A string may fit into one gauge category, and once under tension fit into another gauge.

U.S. Diameter

15 1.41-1.49 mm
15L 1.33-1.41 mm
16 1.26-1.34 mm
16L 1.22-1.30 mm
17 1.16-1.24 mm
18 1.06-1.16 mm

scotus
11-25-2010, 11:28 AM
This is according to the USRSA.

The string gauge is usually measured with the string under tension. A string may fit into one gauge category, and once under tension fit into another gauge.

U.S. Diameter

15 1.41-1.49 mm
15L 1.33-1.41 mm
16 1.26-1.34 mm
16L 1.22-1.30 mm
17 1.16-1.24 mm
18 1.06-1.16 mm

How about mm? Is that also measured under tension?

jim e
11-25-2010, 12:25 PM
How about mm? Is that also measured under tension?
Thats how it is measured in mm, and according to the USRSA the string is measured under tension.
Example:
A string that measures 1.26 mm unstrung would appear to be either a 16 or 16L. When strung, however, the diameter might become 1.21, which would make it a 17-gauge string.

scotus
11-28-2010, 10:23 PM
Thanks, jim e.