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Apparently this Wesley Special tunes at a G#

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  Makes sense. Good ol' simple Bluegrass cord. [smile]
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LOL 😂😂😂
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I've always said the twang of a bowstring is the music a bow makes.  Frank
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Yeah, I’ve often reminded my musically talented family that the bow is indeed a stringed instrument.
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Hm, never much cared for the key of G#.  I always preferred Ab.

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The other day I mentioned this post to my son.  I asked him if he had a tuner.  He said no but I have an APP that is a tuner.  He installed that APP on my iphone and when I get back home I'll check out my bows......just for curiosity's sake.  Frank
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I'll bet it would work for correcting brace height. Check the tune at correct brace height, it should go flat as the string stretches...
Didn't Ishi play his bow as a musical instrument?

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Honestly when I first posted this up I was just being a bit silly, but... then I got to thinking (borderline dangerous I know) and I started comparing some strings that I’d built and was using for my 64” 60# Wesley Special. Then, things got interesting. Turns out, the guitar tuner becomes a nifty tool for gauging vibration duration. Then I started twisting up more and more strings, taking notes and comparing. Now besides an excuse to use up 20 years of partial rolls (fast flight plus, dynaflight, d97, monofilament with nylon servings mostly) and to practice— this has given me a way to judge consistency. Not only that, but experimented with certain details/techniques too. Over a dozen strings later (this weekend alone) they’ve gotten MUCH quieter with vibrations decaying to nothing in 1/3 the time. The last 3 strings (d97) that I made tonight all strike the same pitch (A) at the same brace height, and, register vibrations on the meter for barely 2 seconds (initial strings were picked up for over over 6 seconds when I began.)

I know I could have been way more scientific in this, and I may be in the future, but two things are certain: 1. I learned a lot. . 2. Time to order some more string material!

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Looks like you made some nice strings!

So have you figured out what change you made that reduced the vibration?  Elastic fiber like B50 should absorb energy faster than non-elastic fiber like fast flight, and so the B50 should stop vibrating faster for example.  But other than changing the fiber, did you find any tricks you'd share?


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As it turns out, B50 is the one thing I didn’t experiment with this round—only non-stretch dyneema variants... which are known to be twangy. So, getting significant vibration reductions leads me to think that building technique is much more critical with these non-stretch materials than it may be with Dacron—but I don’t know for sure. 9-strand, 3-bundle, loops padded to 18, is my formula but... Technique and practice really *is* the secret sauce here. Each step has a purpose like any good recipe. The music tuner turns out to be an interesting gauge of consistency and aspect of performance.... apart from a chronograph, which I still need to do sometime.


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sounds neat

 I just do the 2 second take the hearing aids out thing

perfect silence even walking


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Actually here’s something new I started doing: winding the jig like this gives one bundle lined up with the rest of the strand when I cut. Then i only have to make a separate bundle for the second end. I’ll still need to make an extra peg for my longer strings, but this makes loop padding at least half the inconvenience it was before.

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That's a clever trick for padding!
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