Please someone help..
I just spent two hours trying to change two of my harp strings. All that has come of it is two destroyed strings, meaning I have to reorder new ones again..
Honestly, I have no idea how to change harp strings. I’ve watched something like 15 different tutorial videos, and looked at loads of online instructions and I understand what they’re doing to tie these knots..and I can work the string in to the right shape when I tie them..
For some reason the knots just won’t tie tight enough though. When I’m turning the tuning pin for the new string it remains all right for most of the turning. Then on the final turn or so the knot will come completely undone under the tension. You start to hear a creaking as the knot slips undone, and then it comes completely undone and the end pops up through the soundboard. I don’t understand why this is happening. I just want to play my harp, and I can’t 🙁
Please can someone give advice? I’m so confused..this is making me so sad and stressed out..
Also I’m so, so worried about my harp. I’ve been in some pretty intense depression for the past 9 months or so meaning I’ve ignored it..in that time three strings (two in the third octave, one in the second octave) have broken and have been broken for a few months now. I’m really worried this will cause some sort of damage to the harp..I can’t see any damage, but I’m just worried..will it be all right?