Guitar String Tension

String Tension - Bass Guitar Strings

Acoustic Bass Guitar: String Tension for Tuning

Tension shown below is an approximation. The tuning is given for a particular scale length (Long=34”) and standard tuning.

Part No. Gauge Scale Length G-1 D-2 A-3 E-4   Total
14502 Light 34" .045 .065 .080 .100
String Tension (lbs) 48 56 47 40   191