Tension of Goldbrokat and Westminster E strings

January 2, 2019, 8:26 AM · Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find the tension and specifications for the Goldbrokat and Westminster medium gauge E strings?

Thanks in advance!

Replies (4)

January 2, 2019, 3:06 PM · No. I perceive the Goldbrokat to have lower tension, but that could just be my hearing a sweeter sound than the Westminster, which sounds more bell-like and bright to me.
January 2, 2019, 3:17 PM · 7.8 kp for Goldbrokat. Westminster Medium should not be too heavier or lighter than that.

Any info on the Hill Es? Nowher is their tension found (not even Hidersine.)

January 2, 2019, 3:39 PM · You can roughly calculate the tension of a steel E with a digital caliper and a calculator. I think most steel E strings will have very similar densities and any small differences in the material won't matter much.
January 2, 2019, 3:54 PM · E string tension range from 16lbs to about 19 lbs for medium gauge. Larsens are on the low end, Warchal Brilliant at the upper end.


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