Equal Tension Bass Viol

This table shows the tensions that result from equal tensioned gauges available for the bass viol. The string length is assumed to be about 69cm and the pitch standard is assumed to be a-415. If the string length on your instrument is a little longer, then the tension will be a little more. If the string length on your instrument is a little shorter, then the tension will be a little less.

If you have any questions about string tensions that are not answered here, please e-mail: info@gamutstrings.com

Light gauge - 8.20Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

7.4

0.70

a

207.70

0.69

7.4

0.94

e

155.60

0.69

7.4

1.24

c

123.50

0.69

7.4

1.58

G

92.50

0.69

7.4

2.18

D

69.30

0.69

7.4

2.80

A

51.90

0.69

7.4

3.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light+ gauge - 8.60Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

7.8

0.72

a

207.70

0.69

7.8

0.96

e

155.60

0.69

7.8

1.28

c

123.50

0.69

7.8

1.62

G

92.50

0.69

7.8

2.22

D

69.30

0.69

7.8

2.88

A

51.90

0.69

7.8

4.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium gauge - 9.00Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

8.3

0.74

a

207.70

0.69

8.3

0.98

e

155.60

0.69

8.3

1.32

c

123.50

0.69

8.3

1.66

G

92.50

0.69

8.3

2.28

D

69.30

0.69

8.3

2.94

A

51.90

0.69

8.3

4.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medium+ gauges - 9.50Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

8.7

0.76

a

207.70

0.69

8.7

1.02

e

155.60

0.69

8.7

1.36

c

123.50

0.69

8.7

1.70

G

92.50

0.69

8.7

2.34

D

69.30

0.69

8.7

3.02

A

51.90

0.69

8.7

4.28

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy gauge - 10.00Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

9.2

0.78

a

207.70

0.69

9.2

1.04

e

155.60

0.69

9.2

1.38

c

123.50

0.69

9.2

1.74

G

92.50

0.69

9.2

2.40

D

69.30

0.69

9.2

3.10

A

51.90

0.69

9.2

4.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy+ gauge - 10.50Kg per string

 

Freq.

String

Tension

Diameter

Note

in HZ

Length in M

in Kg

in mm

d

277.20

0.69

9.7

0.80

a

207.70

0.69

9.7

1.06

e

155.60

0.69

9.7

1.42

c

123.50

0.69

9.7

1.80

G

92.50

0.69

9.7

2.46

D

69.30

0.69

9.7

3.18

A

51.90

0.69

9.7

4.50

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