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Old 10-18-2020, 03:49 AM
nickv6 nickv6 is offline
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If you don't think strings stretch, could you accept that they deform? They get longer and thinner (commonly referred to as stretching)
Here's what I suggest, mic up a set before fitting. Use them for your usual 4 weeks or months or whatever. Then take them off and use the micrometer again. You may find that not only have they stretched (or become thinner anyway) but they have done it differently at different parts of the string.
The winding, pre nut, post nut, post bridge will all show different diameters.
The highest tension is around the tuning post, which is why locking tuners work so well; no winding to stretch.
So in my opinion the OP idea of stretching ....if it could be done, is a good one.
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