Tension - resilience question

Discussion in 'Strings' started by touchytennis, Jun 29, 2004.

  1. touchytennis

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    Will lower string tensions cause a string to "deaden" faster due to it losing its resilience because the strings are not as stretched out? :? thanks!
     
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  2. Gaines Hillix

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    I believe resilience really has nothing to do with tension. Resilience is a characteristic of the material the string is made from. It's the ability of the string to return to its original shape/length after it has been stretched and the speed/rate at which it does so. This is like a rubber band and how fast it snaps back after it's been stretched. An old rubber band is "limp." It stretches, but doesn't snap back quickly or strongly. That is what happens to string, but to a lesser degree. The string will stretch further if the tension is lower, of course.
     
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  3. touchytennis

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    thank you
     
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