Substitution (temporary) for a wound nylon string with a monofilament?

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    michael-rockowitz on #73904

    Hi everyone,
    The other day I was playing my cross strung, and suddenly I hear a sound a little like a flying saucer taking off in a “B” movie – a kind of oscillating, whirring sound.

    michael-rockowitz on #73905

    It seems I’ve gotten no takers on trying to answer this.

    Dwyn . on #73906

    No, the tension would not be approximately the same between a .061 wound nylon-on-nylon string and .060 monofilament string, at least not if tuned to the same pitch.

    michael-rockowitz on #73907

    What you’re saying seemed sensible.

    Tacye on #73908

    That is not a correction- it is a confusion.

    michael-rockowitz on #73909

    Tacye, Dwyn,
    What follows assumes Cowart’s string tension calculator is correct in its calculations, and in the values it assigns for string tensions, for various materials.

    I ran some calculations on a wound nylon, monofilament nylon core string I broke just this morning (I’m starting to wonder if my technique is too rough, or if I’m just unlucky, but that’s a separate posting).

    Tacye on #73910


    Of course the thick monofilament probably wouldn’t sound right (it doesn’t bend as easily as a wound string) but the mass is all that is important in calculating the tension for a given length and pitch.

    michael-rockowitz on #73911

    As a correction and for information’s sake – my error in posting 4 was in not entering the diameter of the winding itself onto the spreadsheet, which would have given a very different result for the string tension of the wound string (i.e., considerably higher)-


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