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Just now, Fade said:

That is one of the advantages.

Do you know how much could it be the tension at that time?

I 'm not relating the different tension on treeble with the use of nails.

I didn't know they had an equal tension! Thank you for the info!

 

 

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48 minutes ago, Mark Caudle said:

There is quite a lot of information from Mersenne in 1636 onwards.

What sort of information? Did they tension them using weights and compare the pitches? Did they infer a tension from the diameter?

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2 hours ago, David Burgess said:

What sort of information? Did they tension them using weights and compare the pitches? Did they infer a tension from the diameter?

Yes to the first:  Mersenne did experiments using weights (and from these experiments derived his laws relating frequency to mass per unit length, tensile force, and string length). Leopold Mozart , in his Violinschule, described verifying that adjacent strings would sound at a fifth when tensioned using equal weights. He was dismissive about players and makers who would trust their eyes to determine string gauges.

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