- Jan 17, 2011
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I'd like to see proof of that. I've seen far too many comments and articles supporting my position to believe yours without some proof.
since d'addario knows more about strings than you and i together,
i'll use their measurements as reference. http://daddario.com/upload/tension_chart_13934.pdf
for a strat scale (25.5) a set of 10's tuned to concert pitch has the following tension, in pounds:
while a set of 9's has the following tension:
that gives a total of 103.6 pounds for the 10's and 85.2 pounds for the 9's.
the scale of a les paul is 24.57 (that's 24.75 with 18 as a divisor for fret spacing)
and that's about 96.353% of a strat scale.
so the tension would be, as near as makes no difference, 99.8 pounds for a set of 10's and 82.1 pounds for a set of 9's.