ashepps wrote: ↑
Sun Jul 30, 2017 4:35 pm
...One thing in your reply indicated that strings should be made for the scale length. Is there something you can suggest for my 630 range or does it really matter? I have been using good standard tension strings and are working out well, no buzzing, is there something better?
Thanks again for the response and I do hope you get more responses on your initial post. When I glanced at it last night at 2am (AST) or so was too late to really take it in and have not re-read it. Hopefully I will!
Thanks for your answer and kind wish for the initial post. I am glad you are in harmony with your scale length and the standard tension strings that you are using without having any buzzing. Since, you ask me if there is anything better, I would answer you easily that there is nothing better than what one finds as the best solution. If you feel you have found the best solution, then, there is nothing better, compared to the best solution found already.
One tries to find another solution, only when the acoustical demands that one has, overpasses the already found solution. For instance, most string companies when they say the strings are normal tension, hard tension or extra hard tension they have tested their strings tension (which is force applied in pounds per square inch or Kg in square cm in the bridge area) using as standard string length the 650 mm scale length. So, at 630 mm which is 20 mm less from the common standard (650 mm) used for testing string tension, when you tune your guitar at normal known tuning, the standard tension strings that you use, are less than standard tension, they are low tension strings on your guitar, not standard tension.
Of course, if they do not buzz you are OK, but if you use hard tension strings on your 630 mm guitar, they will behave like standard (normal) tension. Likely, if you use extra hard tension, these will behave like hard tension strings. The 20 mm difference makes all the difference and if you try to use hard tension strings or extra hard tension strings, it would only be for a necessity factor that will be born from an acoustical need from you, to get a different response in attack and sustain from your instrument. However, the feeling of the increased tension on the strings will have to be as much comfortable for the left and right hand as you already have accomplished up to now with the standard tension strings. So, it's a matter of your own choice of preferences but the different tensions of the strings applied to the bridge area are influenced by the scale length and it is helpful to know that a 630 mm scale length produces a low tension on a standard (normal) tension set of strings. Hope that this helps in some way.