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VSL =22.00inches.
VSL in the length for bridge to nut (or zero fret if the dulimer has one)
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Tension =14.00pounds.
For fullsize dulcimers 12.8 pounds is very light tension and 20 pounds is kind of normal. Smaller dulcimers may need less tension.
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Frequency of A =
440.00
Most will just use 440.00
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nDividend = 78.00355977
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Frequencies
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DAd146.83220.00293.66
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Gdg196.00293.66392.00
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dad'293.66440.00587.33
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String sizes
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DAd0.024150.016120.01207
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Gdg0.018090.012070.00905
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dad'0.012070.008060.00604
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I typically round up to even number (of hundredths) like 0.018" or 0.020".
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