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Restringing my Bowed Psaltery?... With what?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wayfinder Jan 11. 4 Replies

I'm thinking of restringing a bowed psaltery, but I have no idea what size music wire is best. I also don't know what the psaltery maker intended as the range of the instrument. (Yes, I can determine…Continue

 

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Mary M replied to Mary M's discussion Restringing my Bowed Psaltery?... With what?
" I went ahead and ordered a stickier rosin. It was cheap, and since I already had the light version of the same brand, I ordered D'Addario Natural Rosin. I think I will just need to experiment with various wire gauges to see what is most…"
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Restringing my Bowed Psaltery?... With what?

I'm thinking of restringing a bowed psaltery, but I have no idea what size music wire is best. I also don't know what the psaltery maker intended as the range of the instrument. (Yes, I can determine the notes by the arrangement of the pins, but I don't know what octave was intended.) I do know that the vibrating length of my 3 C notes are about 17.875, 11.5, and 6.0 inches long.I bought the bowed psaltery from Ebay. It came strung with wound strings. I bought a caliper, (which is now…See More
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Welcome to the Clubhouse! How did you hear about us?
Through a post at Ukulele Underground.
What instruments are you building or playing?
Voice, ukulele, bowed psaltery, found objects.

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At 8:52pm on January 10, 2021, Ted Crocker said…

Hi Mary, welcome to the Handmade Music Clubhouse - Cigar Box Guitar Headquarters (CBG HQ)!

The focus here is on all types of handmade instruments and music. There are lots of helpful builders and players here and lots of Groups to teach and learn. We welcome participation so don't be shy.  Add some pics & vids!

Have a look around, introduce yourself in My Name Is...  There's an active Chat Room where you can ask questions, offer help or just talk about anything with some great folks.

Most of all Have Fun!

 
 
 

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