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STRING SET SELECTION MATRIX

AMETHYST

DIAMOND

TOPAZ

AMBER

EMERALD

RUBY

BLACK PEARL

MERCURY

0.009

0.0095

0.010

0.0105

0.011

0.012

0.013

0.0095-FF

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Each 1" change in scale equates to about half a tension set on average. For example, a 26.5" scale length on the Amethyst set would yield something in between SLT (Super Light Tension) and LT (Light Tension) in comparison to a 25.5" scale. 

The longer the scale, the higher the tension. A short scale has less tension than a long scale so you compensate by increasing the gauge of the strings.

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TENSION

SLT = Super Light

LT = Light

MT = Medium

HT = Heavy

LMT = Light/Medium

MHT = Medium/Heavy

25.5" SCALE 6-STRING TUNING

TENSION

SLT

LT

MT

HT

E

Eb/D#

D

Db/C#

C

-

B

-

-

Bb/A#

-

-

-

25.5" SCALE 7-STRING TUNING

TENSION

SLT

LT

MT

HT

B

Bb/A#

-

A

-

-

G#/Ab

-

-

-

27" SCALE 7-STRING TUNING

TENSION

LT

MT

HT

B

Bb/A#

A

-

G#/Ab

-

-

25.5" SCALE 8-STRING TUNING

TENSION

SLT

LT

F#

F

-

27" SCALE 8-STRING TUNING

TENSION

LT

MT

F#

F

-

28" SCALE 8-STRING TUNING

TENSION

LMT

MHT

F#

F

-

(FANNED FRET) 25.5" -  27.5" SCALE 7-STRING TUNING

TENSION

LMT

B

(FANNED FRET) 25.5" -  27.5" SCALE 8-STRING TUNING

TENSION

LMT

F#