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by Michael Lewis
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:13 am
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How to calculate the downward pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 7161

Re: How to calculate the downward pressure?

You might try Tomastik or La Bella flat wounds in .012. They are supple, smooth, and comfortable. The less mass in a string the less energy it can deliver when it is picked. Heavier strings have more mass, so, they can move more mass (soundboard structure) when they are in motion. Lighter strings ju...
by Michael Lewis
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Jam Session
Topic: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!
Replies: 40
Views: 23050

Re: Last MIMF Newsletter from Deb: So Long, It's Been Good To Know Ya!

Deb, you have made a difference in the world by creating this forum, and especially the way you ran it. I know I will miss your presence, though I'm sure Charlie and crew will carry on in a good and proper manner, it just won't be the same. Don't be a stranger, we will always look forward to hearing...
by Michael Lewis
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Archtop Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: How to calculate the downward pressure?
Replies: 8
Views: 7161

Re: How to calculate the downward pressure?

This is a physics problem involving string tension and break angle of the strings over the bridge. If you keep the bridge in the vicinity of 1" and the break angle around 12 degrees you will be "in the ball park". Typical down pressure of the strings is around 40# or a bit more. Obviously it will be...