Alliance Nylon Strings

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #256840

    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.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #256911

    No one has tried these?

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    Biagio on #256913

    Hi Saul,

    I’m not sure what you mean by “Alliance nylon strings” since I mentally think “Savarez Alliance”. These are fluorocarbon, hence not what I think of as nylon. Would you please clarify?

    Thanks!
    Biagio

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    wil-weten on #256914

    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).

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #256951

    Yes, thank you, but I am asking about comparison, as I don’t have charts for other brands.

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #256952

    Does that chart mean you can order strings in any of three diameters?

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    wil-weten on #256954

    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

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    wil-weten on #256955

    And here: https://shop.camac-harps.com/en/product/string-gauge-charts/ for Camac Strings (one of the options is for nylon strings).

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    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #256958

    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!

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    Biagio on #256963

    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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