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Author: Subject: A scientific clarification is needed
Omar Al-Mufti
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[*] posted on 3-17-2019 at 11:53 AM
A scientific clarification is needed

Dears oud lovers, Many of you have noticed that new strings generally buzz. If the oud was correctly made, buzzing would disappear few days or a couple of weeks later. Why do they buzz and what happens few days later that the buzzing disappears?
Furthermore, why does the thinnest wound string buzz the most, and its buzzing takes longer time to disappear?
Many friends would use the expression "until the strings settle". What is this settling process?
The only things I could think of is that new strings are not homogenous in terms on the number of winds per unit length, and the are not perfectly straight. This non-homogenity would probably make the two adjacent strings vibrate a little differently which might cause touching each other . I thought time under tension could redistribute the number of wire winds evenly and also straighten the strings. Please give me your opinion
Many thanks
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