I have an old 30 stringed lever harp. I keep buying strings for it around each month because they break easily, specifically for the lower ones which cost $10.00 each on the Sylvia Woods site. Anyone know where I can find strings for a cheaper price?
They’re mostly breaking at the near top. My model is a Triplett 30 Liberty harp. It’s a used one.
Here’s where I buy strings: http://www.harpcenter.com/product/triplett-r-30-n-30-strings/
The upper ones barely ever break off. But the lower ones($10.00) seem to break off more
When you say near the top, do you mean right at the tuning pin or bridge pin? Is is usually the same strings that break repeatedly? It’s possible there is a burr that you could smooth out with dental floss or abrasive cord, if so.
Are the ones that break strings with a wire core?
Are you sure you’re putting the correct strings on? I once got a call from a woman who said she had replace the wire F string 3 times and it kept breaking. I asked her to be more specific. Which F string, starting from the first wire string(G5). She said it was the second string and she was putting a 6th octave F string on there. “That’s 5th octave F, not 6th octave” I said. If you’re putting the wrong octave string on there, particularly a lower tension string, it might last for a while but then break.
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