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BASS STRINGS ONLY
HERE to go to our page exclusively for PLAIN
Minimum Order $20
Priority Mail shipping for most items. UPS by request.
MUST browse the Catalog
area, and try to learn what you want. We no longer search our catalog for you.
this information ready:
1. Description of parts
2. Part Numbers
4. Dimensions where needed
BEFORE you call us please.
sure you are in the catalog area for your kind of piano--
Such as Grand
you are confused, call us for assistance.
we do not answer the phone, we are probably here-- Just leave a message- we will
return your call (it may not be the same day).
Bass strings can need replacing for two main reasons. Obviously,
if they break, they need replacing. But, bass strings can also go dull.
turning them, they may still sound bad, and they may develop
answer is to either replace them one at a time, or do
only the worst offenders.
When restoring a piano, ALL strings should
be replaced in order to get the
original sound back.
THE WHOLE SITE
If your wire to be
replaced appears to made of gray iron metal, it probably is.
no longer used in the trade because it rusts too easily, and it goes dull
age. We send only copper wrapped wire.
now offer many more options than in the past, so if you came here in the past
and wished you had more choices, browse again pleas.
Repair: Chapter Seven, Number 64 AND Broken Wire
Repair section ]
When replacing a bass string on an old piano, it is virtually impossible
to us to duplicate the timbre and sound quality of your old strings in the
area of the string you wish to replace. If this bothers you, then you need
to find your strings at some other supplier. We will not replace a string
simply because you don't like the sound quality. Your old strings are
and do not react and vibrate like new steel and copper. If you
this, then we will do our best to get close.
REPLACEMENT BASS STRINGS
strings permit you to make on the spot replacement of strings that break, except
on the largest concert grands. You simply unwind the copper winding to match the
broken string, and install it. The core of universal strings is hexagonal, so
when you remove copper winding, you simply crimp the end of the winding a bit,
and the core wire holds the winding in place. You will find that an exact duplication
will result in a more perfect sound after some time passes. These universal strings
are avoided on concert and performance pianos if the customer can afford the exact
duplicated strings. The universal strings also have the advantage of being quick
to order from us or the suppliers.
purest sound is assumed to come from a hand
made string fitted to your particular piano.
But the universal string can
at least fill in until a string made for the piano can be ordered.
string will also save a concert if the tuner is on hand and has strings with him.
Universal String Chart below for broken bass string.
Packet of 6 heaviest strings-- B48 strings
Packet of 19 strings-- B48 strings
SH2019 $ 300.00
Packet of 37 strings-- S50 strings
better quality grands that use a lighter core wire
SH2037 $ 410.00
Packet of 10 strings-- S50 strings
heavy for Steinway Grands and other monsters
SH2010 $ 250.00
STRING CHART: The following chart gives the order number on the left.
The String Number is the piano trade standard size for the string. On the right
is the micrometer size in thousandths.
you are in a metric measure area of the world, HERE
IS A CONVERSION SITE TO USE.
of June 2003, USE THE STRING NUMBER ONLY when ordering.
IS WHAT I NEED TO KNOW:
1. The diameter in thousandths of an
inch of the steel core wire (NOT metric please).
2. The diameter in thousandths
of an inch of the outside copper, or gray metal, winding (NOT metric please).
Be sure to mic your old string where there is not deformity or rust. Lightly buff
with steel wool if rusty.
If you have a question, add one thousandth considering
the string stretched and got a bit thinner over the years.
is a link explaining how to use a micrometer.
FOR SENDING BASS STRING SETS FOR DUPLICATION
duplicate strings? All strings below are made on a lathe and hand controlled by
craftsmen who do this
for a living. The core is not six sided as with Universal
Strings above, and the sound is the best. A universal
string is a very legitimate
choice when one string breaks. When rebuilding, only duplicated strings should
be used to get the best results.
FOR SENDING US BASS STRINGS FOR DUPLICATION:
717 14th Ave
Menominee MI 49858
sure to PRINT AN ORDER FORM to send along with your
Instructions are below on this page for packing the strings.
When ordering sets of bass strings
made to order it is always helpful if the manufacturer's name and serial number
of the piano is given. Be aware that the brand name (such as Baldwin, Kimball,
Aeolian, etc) may not be the same as the trade name on the fall board. Try to
find the actual company name under the lid or on the harp. This information is
very useful even if the strings or a pattern are sent. Production time can be
reduced considerably if the string maker can refer to his personal file and notes
on various brands of pianos.
Be very cautious
in letting off the tension on a piano to replace strings. Loosen ALL strings in
the whole scale in several steps to avoid breaking the harp. Do not take off the
bass strings and not loosen tension on the treble. Let off the treble also at
least to the point that the treble strings sound very dull when plucked.
FOR FULL SETS OF BASS STRINGS:
For sets of strings up to 60 inches in length--
Grands and Square Grands--
$ 16.50 per string
SETS of wound bass strings
10 to 20 consecutive single wound strings
$ 18.00 per string
8 to 20 consecutive double wound strings
$ 19.50 per string
OF FULL SETS OF STRING.
$ 30.00 to the Midwest USA
$ 40.00 to the West Coast, Deep South, Southwest, and upper New England, USA
This price reflects our shipping
to our supplier and their shipping to you by UPS.
OF ONE DUPLICATED BASS STRING
is NOT for universal strings)
Yamaha Strings Part Number 2047 $ 45.00
$ 12.00 via Priority Mail
Case for carrying universal Strings-- 72 inches long
you do, keep your piano strings DRY.
case in graphic at top of page
Tools CLICK HERE
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