Size of string grooves relevant?

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indegold

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Hello, wandering if anybody can help with this question?
I have posted before about getting a 25” GMX with extra long UUKHA SX50 quiet at anything approaching a sane bracing height. At the moment she is sounding ok at over 10” !
Which is a bit extreme
Today happened to realise (doh) that my 18 strand string was not really in the string grooves more laying on top
Would a narrower string that sat in the grooves better make less noise at a sensible BH?
Will naturally try it - just wondered if anybody had any thoughts or experience of this
Ta
 

Timid Toad

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Probably not make any difference to noise. Noisy bows are usually a consequence of wrong spine (contact) or misalignment somewhere.
 

dvd8n

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I've heard it claimed that if bows are only quietening down at unreasonably high brace heights then the real problem is that the arrows are weak and the high brace heights are appearing to fix the problem by robbing the bow of power.
 

Timid Toad

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Yes, pretty much: the arrows are bending excessively, so they only pass the bow without contact with a high BH.

Edit - also applies to overly stiff arrows too
 
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