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Homework Help: Regarding Guitar Frets

  1. Jun 19, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Work out the length of a guitar string, and where the frets will be placed from nut to bridge given the starting frequency.

    Frequency = 82.4Hz (E)

    2. Relevant equations

    12√2 between each fret

    v = fλ

    v = √(T/u)

    u = m/L

    L = (1/2)*λ

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I'm actually not too sure how to go about this question because I only have the frequency.

    I guess I could approximate a tension and density by research but other than that I'm quite stumped.

    Thanks in advance.
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  3. Jun 19, 2007 #2


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    how many frets in total do you want, it is 12?
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