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Re: String Spacing

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Posted by Ike Harris ( on April 06, 2002 at 14:30:29:

In Reply to: String Spacing posted by Marc C. on March 30, 2002 at 00:11:22:

: Wow, what a difference! I used the simplest method suggested an went with one inch spacing at the bridge. Now my Engelhardt plays like a dream. I took my time and shaped th bidge meticulously. It's really made a hge difference. Thankyou Bob and Andy for your input.

Glad you were able to find a spacing to fit your playing, but there are different preferences for people who, say, play pizz, as opposed to play arco all the time, or maybe those who do both. A lot of jazz pizz players like a narrower spacing, like yours, or a more aggressive player may be more comfortable with a wider setting, like most legit arco players. Then there's the whole question of, does it make a difference in the tone quality if you space the strings wider as opposed to narrower? This is what I'm still asking after making some changes back and forth. I'm currently at 1 1/32" and play jazz and classical.

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