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Old 07-03-2012, 10:07 AM   #41
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http://novaxguitars.com/info/technical.html

I think this article might clear up some misconceptions, and is overall an interesting read about how Scale Length is relevant to tone and string tension. Of course don't treat it as gospel, but more as a guideline - after all personal preference is the most important thing


From one of the interviews i heard that they use 0.080" for the A string. It's quite thick (in fact as thick as your average A string on a bass guitar), so i suppose it has some decent tension on it. But i agree, what works for them, might not work for anyone else.


Thank you -- that was a very interesting read, and what I hoped would appear in this discussion.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:47 AM   #42
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Thank you -- that was a very interesting read, and what I hoped would appear in this discussion.

Glad it was of any help!

I had quite a few links to articles like this (on different guitar-related topics) but unfortunately my hard drive broke and didn't manage to salvage them
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:53 AM   #43
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I use 24.75" scale for Drop C#, I believe Seether have used 24.5" for Drop C# and I know Paramore use 24" scale for Drop C.

Anything will work fine if you have it set up right.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:19 PM   #44
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I use 24.75" scale for Drop C#, I believe Seether have used 24.5" for Drop C# and I know Paramore use 24" scale for Drop C.

Anything will work fine if you have it set up right.


Also interesting: In Flames have used 24.75" for drop A#, Baroness have used the same for drop G and Sunn O))), while I don't know what they tune to, have been known to use standard Les Pauls.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #45
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Also interesting: In Flames have used 24.75" for drop A#, Baroness have used the same for drop G and Sunn O))), while I don't know what they tune to, have been known to use standard Les Pauls.

To be fair though, Sunn O))) aren't exactly known for their pristine clarity or crisp tones
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To be fair though, Sunn O))) aren't exactly known for their pristine clarity or crisp tones


Neither are Seether
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:28 AM   #47
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Dimebag used 24.75 scale guitars only. Anywhere from .25 step down , all the way to 2.25 steps down. Not that that matters, but hey. What I find interesting in "my personal opinion", is that the clarity on the higher register of 27" inch scale seems to suffer comparred to a 24.75 or 25.5. But the lower end is does sound better.
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