String tension and scale length

notCardio

I walk the line
I don't know why I can never remember this, but a shorter scale length should have lower tension that a longer scale, right?
 

VomitHatSteve

Hat STYLE. Not contents.
Yeah.
Think of the comparison between a guitar and a bass. The guitar has a much shorter scale. If you wanted to tune the E down to match the bass' you'd have to reduce the tension by a considerable amount
 
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