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Strings for Instruments

Residual stress is the primary factor behind why many string musical instruments don’t sound as great as they could. 300 Below’s cryogenic process for musical instruments, with emphasis on their strings, helps to alleviate residual stresses imparted during the manufacturing and forming of materials.

Manufacturing processes, such as porting, heating, stretching, and bending, all influence the sound quality of musical instruments with strings like bass guitar, harp, mandolin and violin.

Cryogenic treatment for tooling used in recycling operations helps reduce tooling costs while minimizing downtime and repairs. By utilizing cryogenic processing, you introduce more savings into your organization which means increasing profits over the long term.

What musical instruments can benefit from the cryogenic treatment of strings?

  • Violin
  • Lyre
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Bass guitar
  • Guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Banjo
  • Harp
  • Piano

What are the benefits of cryogenic processing for musical instruments with strings?

  • Stress relief and stabilization cause strings to stay in tune 5-11X longer.
  • The tone, particularly upper ends, won’t decay as quickly as the cryogenically treated strings age.
  • Corrosion resistance – preventing skin (finger) acids from attacking the metal in the string.
  • Brighter tonal quality as a result of a more coherent metallic structure.
  • Measurably longer sustain due to coherence and uniformity in sinusoidal waveform.
  • Amplitudes are not impeded by multiplicity of discordant waveforms or extraneous noises / forces.
  • Coherence of structure in the metal translates to coherence of waveform for the frequency sought after tuning.
  • Strings vibrate more uniformly and resist breakage.
  • Strings vibrate evenly to reproduce a crisper, clearer sound.