How Much Slack to Leave on Strings?


Question: How much slack should I leave on nylon, gut, wound nylon, and wire strings? I know they’re different, but I’m not sure what to allow.

The thickness and plasticity of the string will help determine how many windings you should have on the tuning pin. The main objective is to get the string from the tuning pin to the bridge pin parallel to the neck of the harp. However, if you see that some of your strings on your harp are not parallel, don’t change anything unless there is a problem. When you change the string placement on the tuning pin, it can affect your regulation.

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