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Re: How many strings normally break?

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lauren-d
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So what you guys are saying is its not normal to have so many strings break?
I’ve never had a string break by the lever, except once it broke slightly above the lever. They all break at the soundboard, and they break in a variety of octaves and notes. A while back L&H send the man I rent from Lou a sort of ‘sand cord’ it’s just sandpaper in the likeness of a string and he has sanded out a few eyelets. I wouldn’t recommend taking a square of sandpaper and trying to get in the tiny hole with it..

I was just wondering if this is normal to have so many break. Do all harpists deal with strings breaking so often? Since I’m renting, the strings are paid for, but when I own a harp I can see how all these breaks would start to get expensive month after month, year after year..