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Raven String Specification


 

Strings are numbered from the treble (shortest end). 

 

Composition

1 A

.025 Nylon

2 G

.025 Nylon

3 F

.025 Nylon

4 E

.025 Nylon

5 D

.025 Nylon

6 C

.025 Nylon

7 B

.028 Nylon

8 A

.028 Nylon

9 G

.028 Nylon

10 F

.032 Nylon

11 E

.032 Nylon

12 D

.032 Nylon

13 C

.036 Nylon

14 B

.036 Nylon

15 A

.040 Nylon

16 G

.040 Nylon

17 F

.045 Nylon

18 E

.045 Nylon

19 D

.045 Nylon

20 C

.050 Nylon

21 B

.055 Nylon or Savarez HPK 127

22 A

.060 Nylon or Savarez HPK 132

23 G

.045/.010 NN, 29.3" long

24 F

.050/.010 NN, 30.8" long

25 E

.050/.013 NN, 32.5" long

26 D

.055/.013 NN, 34" long

27 C

.024/6/.016 SFN, 35.6" long

28 B

.026/6/.016 SFN, 37.3" long

29 A

.028/6/.018 SFN, 38.8" long

30 G

.022/4/.008 SFB, 40" long

31 F

.022/6/.010 SFB, 41.3" long

32 E

.022/6/.010 SFB, 42.5" long

33 D

.024/6/.012 SFB, 43.8" long

34 C

.026/4/.016 SFB, 45" long

35 B

.028/6/.016 SFB, 46.3" long

36 A

.028/10/.016 SFB, 47.8" long

 

A .025 Nylon string is a monofilament nylon, 0.025 inches in diameter. The Bass strings #23G to #36 A are called wound or composite strings.    For example, string #30 (.022/4/.008 SFB) is made with a .022” diameter Steel core, #4 bundle of fibers overwrapped with a .008 diameter bronze or copper winding.  SFN indicates a string that is made with a Steel core, fiber bed and nylon overwrap.  NN indicates the string is made with a nylon core with a nylon wrap.  For wound and composite strings, the string maker also needs to know the length.  When ordering these strings, you can simply provide the string maker with a link to this page, specifying the strings you need.

 

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