Mudcat Café message #1686790 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89392   Message #1686790
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
06-Mar-06 - 06:50 PM
Thread Name: Difference in fiddle bows?
Subject: RE: Difference in fiddle bows?
The pitch of a screw is the distance it moves 'forward' for one exact rotation.

By knowing that, and also knowing how much the bow hair bends at mid point under a known weight, the tension can be easily calculated.