August 20, 2012 at 1:33 am #69072
I had to change all my strings a couple of weeks ago. Normally I find my harp responds best to Vanderbilt strings, but alas….They are no more. I didn’t want to take a chance on Burgundy, and I didn’t have time to wait for Camac strings to arrive, so I went with Bows, which I recalled I wasn’t crazy about on this harp. But…..I must say, that now that the board has come up a little, the Bows sound really really great on it. It sounds soooooooooooooooooooo sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful with the new strings. I put Pirastro nylons on the top octave and 2 notes. To me they sing the sweetest.
BriggsieAugust 20, 2012 at 1:45 am #69073brook-boddieParticipant
Briggsie, remind me–what kind of harp do you have?August 22, 2012 at 12:06 am #69074
I have a Camac Athena concert grand (extended board).
BriggsieAugust 22, 2012 at 12:15 pm #69075sherry-lenoxParticipant
Hi Briggsie- Did you have your harp regulated, or regulate it yourself, after you changed the strings?
I had my Wurlitzer regulated in early August, and as much as I loved it before, I can’t get enough time in on it now, it sounds and feels so great.
When the time comes I will be using Bow lever guage (it’s a Howard Bryan harp), so it’s nice to hear that you’re happy with the pedal guage Bows.August 22, 2012 at 2:56 pm #69076
Hi Briggs (and all),
Just wanted to chime in that the last strings I used on my Salzedo before I sold it were Burgundy, which are cheaper than Bow brand.August 22, 2012 at 3:46 pm #69077tony-moroscoMember
I use Burgundy on my L& H and also think it sounds no different than the regular Bow Brand strings. The visual imperfections don’t bother me at all, you can’t really notice them unless you are rightAugust 23, 2012 at 12:04 am #69078andy-bParticipant
I use Burgundy on my Athena and also on the Clio I had before. I think they sound great, even better to me than the original Camac strings, and much cheaper.
AndyAugust 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm #69079mccall-williamsParticipant
For the last several years, and maybe longer?, Lyon and Healy has had a sale on their strings in December.. 10% off full octaves as I recall.August 24, 2012 at 7:30 pm #69080sherry-lenoxParticipant
I’ve googled this question and received conflicting responses. Does Burgundy sell lever gut?
It makes me nervous when I worry about getting the perfect strings for the Wurlitzer.August 26, 2012 at 10:57 am #69081
Sherry, no I had it regulated professionally.August 26, 2012 at 10:58 am #69082
I use Vanderbilt wires, Jerusha. I use silver and copper. I don’t like the coated ones.August 26, 2012 at 2:42 pm #69083
Thanks, Briggs!September 4, 2012 at 3:05 pm #69084eliza-morrisonMember
I’ve never tried Burgundy.My favorite strings are Bow brand; to me they sound better than V’bilt classic…a more rounded, bell-like sound. I just had to replace a bunch of strings so had the opportunity to compare. My hesitation about Burgundy is that while I don’t mind visual imperfections, I wouldn’t want any other kind of imperfections. Maybe some Burgundy enthusiasts will chime in here.September 4, 2012 at 3:39 pm #69085
Tony and I gave our opinions about Burgundy strings earlier in this thread.
Has anyone heard of the Valkyrie Cordes brand?September 5, 2012 at 3:04 pm #69086
I’m betting it depends on the harp which strings sound best. My Camac always had that rounded, bell-like sound with the Vanderbilt strings, but now that the board has pulled up some, it sounds much better with the Bow. Odd how that works. 🙂
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