Does anyone know of a metal string, that fits on a guitar(!), that can be tuned up to E5?
In everyday terms its the octave above the thinnest E-string.
The exact freq. is = 659.255 Hz
I have posted a topic of similar content, but it seems to have disappeared from the forum.
I hope someone can help me
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If you really need to get that pitch, the only way I can see to do it is use a shorter string - like a 5 string banjo does, where the highest pitched string is a lot shorter than the other four. Cutting the length in half also doubles the frequency, so if you could find a way to make that string half as long as the others (second bridge coupled with a tuner partway down the neck, maybe?) you could conceivably get that tuning through at least a part of the fretboard.
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According to their calculations a 7 string (the thinnest they make) has a tension of 7.9lbs. To get 659.255Hz, you need a tension of 31.7lbs.
Even if you could tune to that pitch, the string would feel so different to its other half of the pair that you'd not want to play for very long with it like that.
To get a string that would tune at a reasonable tension, it would have to be as thin as a hair.
I think that you're looking at a practical impossibility