Nut-saddle compensation calculator/app/table?

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Nut-saddle compensation calculator/app/table?

Post by WernerMrazek » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:49 pm

Is there such a thing? What I mean is a calculator, app or table that gives the individual compensations both at the nut and saddle for all six strings for a given scale length (650 mm) and common string brands, for example d'Addario EJ45.

I know that you can setup a test bed to determine the relevant parameters for such calculations, but since this has probably been done by some peaple for some brands, perhaps someone has a table of already calculated compensations Just a thought.

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Re: Nut-saddle compensation calculator/app/table?

Post by Ken Whisler » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:27 am

I find Paul Jacobson's approach fairly simple to comprehend and execute and the results are very effective:
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