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Old 10-18-2020, 02:54 AM
Silly Moustache Silly Moustache is offline
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Some time ago Murmac (?) advised us that strings didn't actually stretch, but we all know that something needs to happen rather than simply fitting the strings and winding them to tension.

I prefer to describe the necessary action as "settling" the strings. If you think about it we fit a string from bridge, over saddle, along the body and neck where they are to be continually deformed by both picking and fretting and then strung over the nut, then again, finally around the tuner capstan.

Surely it is logical that applying some pressure along the string to equalise the tension across all thee areas.
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