Surface burrs on (nylon) strings

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  • Member
    Michael Wilson on #164095

    I have a harpsicle, my first harp of any kind.

    Participant
    Cheryl Z. on #164096

    Hi Mike,

    When I got my

    Participant
    Cheryl Z. on #164097

    Mike,

    Forgot to tell you.

    Participant
    Saul Davis Zlatkovski on #164098

    I don’t know what you are describing, but Pirastro strings have a slighly scaly surface compared to other nylons, which I think is better, it gives you more grip.

    Member
    Michael Wilson on #164099

    This isn’t the sort of roughness that I’d get if some varnish had gotten on the strings.

    Participant
    Cheryl Z. on #164100

    Hi Mike,

    Just thought of something.

    Participant
    Audrey Nickel on #164101

    I can tell you that my Harpsicle didn’t have anything resembling burrs on its strings when I got it…I’ve had it a little less than a year.

    Member
    Michael Wilson on #164102

    I bought my harpsicle direct from Rees, so it would all go direct to him.

    I’ve just taken a much closer look.

    Member
    Michael Wilson on #164103

    For those people who requested follow-up on the matter….

    I’ve now met with my soon-to-be instructor (Eva Murphy), and she’s never seen anything like these burrs, either.

    Participant
    Cheryl Z. on #164104

    Hi Mike,

    Since your harp teacher has seen the strings and agrees that they are not normal strings, you should probably change the strings to be on a safer side.

    Member
    Michael Wilson on #164105
    Yes, I would very much like to know the follow-up from Rees.

    So would I.

    Participant
    unknown-user on #164106

    Mike,

    I’ve been in contact with Rees recently (not about your strings) and commented about some outdated material on their website.

    Participant
    Cheryl Z. on #164107

    Hi Mike,

    I just ordered the pickup kit for the harpsicle last Friday.

    Member
    Michael Wilson on #164108

    …and now, after a second email (I never had a chance to call during business hours, so I tried another email) I’ve gotten a response from Garen, who seems to answer all the email.

    I’m sorry to here [sic] of the strange burrs on the strings. I’m not sure what would have caused them as we have never experienced this problem before. It was probubly [sic] just a few bad strings that we received from Robinson’s harp shop. For your trouble I have sent you a free set of extra strings that should arrive within 3-5
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    Cheryl Z. on #164109

    Thanks for the update.

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