figure out reference tension

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  1. anubis

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    How can I tell how much more tension I'll get if I string the mains and crosses different?

    I know if I string @ 50lbs crosses and mains, reference tension is more or less 50 lbs.

    If I string crosses @ 48lbs and mains @ 50lbs, then the reference tension goes down, right? If I string crosses @ 52lbs, tension goes up? but buy how much?

    What I mean is, if I want a reference tension of 52 lbs, but want to string mains and crosses different tensions (crosses tighter), what combination will get me 52 lbs?

    I know i can't string the mains at 52, they must be lower than that, since a tighter cross pattern will up the tension. Would 50/52 get it? 48/52?
     
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    go with what feels good.
     
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    +1

    Typically you'll get the average tension of the two, depending on the string.
     
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  4. Chotobaka

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    Simplify your life, and have a more meaningful measurement, by using DT as your reference point.
     
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    Totally depends on the strings. Some I need to go -2 on the crosses and others -1, just a matter of going with what feels the best...like tbuggle and Lakers4Life said.
     
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  6. anubis

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    Thanks, for your replies. this is for science!
     
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