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Old 01-02-2017, 05:07 PM
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Between them and the autoharp forum you should be able to get your questions answered.

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Well if the question is "what's the failure point for each string" he won't...
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guitar344 is deeply interested in string tension, Steve, and has been for at least as long as I've been aware of his posts. Perhaps it's a fixation, but there's no harm in it, not to any of us, anyway...
Precisely my point, Wade (remember the "exploding cello" from a couple years ago - these "experiments" aren't exactly taking place under controlled lab conditions) - before he/someone else gets seriously injured...

Sorry, but in the sole interest of physical safety I'm squarely with Rudy, Blue, and Fazool on this one - and let the chips fall where they may...
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During one of the many (many) threads about string tension and breakage (for guitars, violins, cellos, old strings, new strings, heavy strings, light strings, nylon strings, how to break them, how to measure breakage, etcetera) guitar344 confided to us once that he has an obsessive disorder and it manifests itself currently with string breakage (that was his admission not a criticism by any means).

So, I actually think (based upon his own revelation) that it is actually in his own best interest to encourage him to just "let it go" and remind him of what he shared with us and to not engage the obsession.
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Thanks, Fazool - glad you recognized/understood the methodology; took my Bachelors and first Masters in Psychology so I'm not unfamiliar with the manifestations of the various obsessive disorders (there's a few dead giveaways in the sequence/phrasing of posts, as I'm sure you've noticed) and that's exactly what I was doing here, in addition to trying to keep all his 2000 body parts (according to the old Lever soap commercial) intact and functional...

Well done, Professor...
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I havan't been testing strings lately. Been a while since I snapped a string. I keep my intruments in standard tuning.
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