I am going to change the levers out on my old Troubadour C. I have chosen Delacour levers…they are AWESOME! Andre Glemin was a pleasure to work with on another harp and his levers are the best I’ve seen. They were clearly custom machined to my specifications. Andre needs the string diameter and vibrating length. The prior harp was simple because it was strung with strings that had gauge specified (ex. 0.025″). However, the Troubadour C has “Bow Brand Lever Nylon” strings aka the gauge is a “secret.” I have calipers, but they are just not accurate enough…I can’t tell the difference between 0.025 and 0.028! I’ve also tried comparing to strings which are already labeled by gauge, and I just end up getting greatly confused!
Any advice on finding out string gauge? Does anyone have a chart for “Bow Brand lever nylon?” Note this is not the pedal gauge which is most often put on L&H Troubadours. I purposely chose to use a lighter gauge on this harp.
(I did inquire for a chart from a nylon string distributor and they did provide one, but I suspect it is incorrect. That is, it appears to be for a pedal gauge troubadour and not the lighter nylon lever gauge.)