Stringing help – Historical String Gauges for Violins
Information in this table come partly from Mimmo Peruffo’s string history and manufacturing techniques research, partly from my own experience and research. Such is the explanation of Equal Tension VS Equal Feel in function with the bridge angles and downward pressure which is, in fact, Equal Feel. Remember, Equal Tension rarely results in Equal Pressure, therefor it rarely results in Equal Feel.
The historical data in the table will perhaps work quite imperfectly on your violin. The reasons maybe your technique (these strings typically require slower bowing) or the specifics of your instrument or, the last but not least, the choice of the strings: strings made to the modern standards might work, but there is a need for lots of custom adjustments.
You are welcome to visit my studio in The Hague to fine-tune the setup of your instrument.
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