Wave Velocity in Terms of Tension

A few friends and I built a wave "machine." It's made by laying out brass "rods" about a foot long next to each other about an inch or so apart on tape, and then taping the top side. When holding both sides of this "machine," when one strikes one rod at one end, it makes the rod in front of it move, which makes the rod in front of it move etc., creating a "wave."

For a wave like this, is there any way to determine the wave velocity in terms of a changing tension (which would be changed by pulling on either side of the wave "machine" more or less).

rock.freak667
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well

$$v=\sqrt{\frac{T}{\mu}$$

where $\mu$ is the mass per unit length.

Redbelly98
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