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New harp strings that sound twangy

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  • #72024
    jan-fetty
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    What would cause

    #72025

    Jan, what company made your harp? Is it all wood, or a composite material? Perhaps

    #72026
    jan-fetty
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    Patricia,

    #72027

    Are they twanging when the levers are engaged or disengaged?

    #72028
    jan-fetty
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    It does not seem to make a difference if the levers are engaged or not.

    #72029
    shelby-m
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    Did you recently replace a few strings?

    #72030
    jan-fetty
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    The harp is new and the strings are new.

    #72031
    kathy-chanik
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    Ray Mooers (owner of Dusty Strings) once told me that tuning in C raises the tension on a harp about 10% over a harp tuned in Eb. So by tuning in C, it could be that those strings are now being pulled harder across the bridge pin, causing a closer and tighter connection and less twanging. You could try a slightly higher gauge of string on those two, which would accomplish the same thing.

    It has something to do with the angle of the string as it comes off the bridge pin and heads up to the tuning pin. Or at least that how I think of it in my little pea brain.

    #72032

    Do you have the correct gauge for the strings?

    #72033

    Doesn’t the height of the bridge pins also make a difference?

    #72034
    jan-fetty
    Participant

    I have the string chart but no instrument to check the actual string for size.

    #72035
    jan-fetty
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    I do plan to contact the maker within the next couple days.

    #72036
    jan-fetty
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    I’ve heard there was
    #72037

    It is really odd how sometimes twangs, plinks, buzzes, and bangs go away by themselves while I am trying to figure out what action to take. A mystery! I can understand a problem gradually developing, but gradually improving? Almost like the harp can heal itself! Anyway, glad it is getting better for you!

    #72038
    Dwyn .
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    Sometimes it’s because of changes in humidity.

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