I have yet to get any information on Alliance’s nylon strings. Are they the same in gauging and quality as Bow Brand, or D’Addario, or more like Pirastro? Does anyone know? I’m not talking about their synthetic gut strings.
Hi Saul, I think you may mean Savarez nylon strings. (Alliance is used for their carbon strings).
You will find more information on all their harp strings (gut, nylon, carbon, and wire) from Saverez at: https://www.savarez.com/harpeharpe
There you will also find e.g. a link to a sheet with the diameters of their nylon harp strings (and sheets with information on their other string materials for the harp).
Yes, that chart means you can order strings in any of three diameters.
As to charts for other brands:
Here’s the Bow Brand nylon scale: https://www.morleyharps.co.uk/Files/116004/BowBrand_Nylon_Scale.pdf
And here: https://shop.camac-harps.com/en/product/string-gauge-charts/ for Camac Strings (one of the options is for nylon strings).
Yes, I am only interested in nylon. I would never use the fluorocarbon strings on my harps, or play on them again. The difference in tension caused injury. You have been very helpful. I don’t suppose you know of a similar chart for Pirastro? I used to get their heavy-gauge nylon strings, but they stopped making them. The quality of their nylon also seemed to change. I have the Bow Brand heavy-gauge gut strings, and they are magnificent!
As far as I know all nylon harp strings are Tynex by Dow Corning; some brands may be polished and/or pre-stretched but it’s all the same material as far as I know. As to the gauge…variations in diameter among different harp makers for a given frequency are strictly a matter of the particular maker’s choice. Larger diameters will have greater tension but the same breaking point as smaller ones.
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