Aakoo Posted February 26, 2016 Report Share Posted February 26, 2016 Last evening I ended up arguing about TOM bridge and stop bar height adjustments effect on string tension (or making strings feel more or less spagethi) with a friend of mine. I I don't see a way how the stop bar height would affect the tension, I also tested adjusting the height but did not notice any difference. I agree that in theory there is slight difference if having stop bar max up or max down, but it is more or less insignificant how it affects the feel of guitar. This is how I see the matter: The effective string length is the scale length of the guitar, or where the finger pushes the string to a fret. To play a certain note on a string the string needs to be tuned to certain tension. The tension for a note (frequency on which the string vibrates) stays the same as long as the scale length and string cauge stays the same. When bending a string, the total string length is added to equation, as the material stretches also on the area that is not playing (bridge - stop bar & heasstock). So the theoretical difference I see that stop bar adjustment would have, is that the string length changes slightly when moving stop bar up or down, but I think the length change is so small, it can't really make a difference on feel how strings are bent. I don't see how the angle on the bridge would affect the string stretching. Specially when the angle change here is not very dramatic. This started bugging me a bit and I thought that maybe people here would have more scientific aproach to describe the physics of spagetti strings on TOM bridge relation? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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