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Old 02-06-2013, 06:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mikeler View Post
If you measure it off the stringer, most strings will lose between 10% to 20% of their tension from that reference tension. String at 60 and expect anywhere from a 6 to 12 pound loss depending on string type.
That leads to a question that I have been thinking of asking. When one mentions a tension of say 55 lbs does it mean the string is strung at that tension or does it mean the tension one can record 1-2 hours post stringing as I understand that lot of strings lose quite a bit of tension during that time as it settles down? Also will pre-stretch help here and if yes why isnt it used everytime?
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