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Oud => Advice, Tips and Questions Regarding the Oud => Topic started by: proms on March 19, 2015, 03:55:46 AM

Title: The ideal string tension doesn't exist
Post by: proms on March 19, 2015, 03:55:46 AM
I have often wondered about this and have seen others struggling with the same issue... so I though I would just share this with everyone: string tension depends on too many factors, so an ideal one does not exist!

Keep this in mind the next time you adjust it.
Title: Re: The ideal string tension doesn't exist
Post by: BearHug on March 19, 2015, 04:47:26 AM
Well.. I don't know if I would say it doesn't exist. In the end, it kinda depends on how you want your instrument to sound, you can add more tension or you can add less, depending on your preferred Newton range.
Title: Re: The ideal string tension doesn't exist
Post by: Gary on March 21, 2015, 04:41:10 AM
I think what proms is trying to say is that perfection doesn't exist. Of course you can tweak the tension to your liking, but there is no perfect method to tune your oud, to each their own!