[Abbenay] Resistivity of guitar strings?
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Wed Mar 16 08:35:13 CDT 2011
I could bring some Kanthal wire that I have previously used for foam cuttning...
On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 14:24, Erland Lewin <pilotniq at gmail.com> wrote:
> What a wonderful source of information the Abbenay community is! Thanks!
> Mac: What's wrong with the strings with metal around a core? Will the core melt?
> Sent from my phone, please forgive terseness & typos
> 16 mar 2011 kl. 14:19 skrev Simon Inns <simon.inns at gmail.com>:
>> Measuring an acoustic from the bridge to the neck showed about 2 Ohms
>> on the 1st string and 1.1 Ohms on the 2nd (the two finest strings),
>> the other 4 strings are wound. It would probably be more accurate to
>> grab a pack of strings new and measure them separately; I can probably
>> find a pack somewhere around here if you really want me to ;)
>> On Wed, Mar 16, 2011 at 2:10 PM, Mac Ryan <quasipedia at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> if is there any fellow hacker out there in possession of both a
>>> guitar (with metal strings) and a multimeter... could this person help?
>>> For our boat project (http://magellanmachine.se) we are
>>> building a foam cutter, and we are evaluating using guitar strings
>>> instead of the traditional NiCr wire... Unluckily so far I haven't been
>>> able to find anywhere resistivity values for guitar strings (I wonder
>>> why... isn't anybody using them as resistors?).
>>> If anybody is able to help, I would need to know the
>>> resistivity value for the three smaller strings (i.e. not those with a
>>> fibre core and the tiny wire wrapped around, but those that are
>>> apparently made of solid metal all the way through).
>>> [BTW, I assume resistivity could be the same as I expect them
>>> to be of the same material, but I am not sure about this]
>>> Thank you in advance for your help!
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