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  • #74579
    joan-steinberg
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    I would like to replace the wire strings on my pedal harp.

    #74580
    catherine-rogers
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    If the packaging has not been opened, they should be fine. Wires are a lot more durable than gut strings.

    #74581
    carl-swanson
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    Joan- Just make sure you leave plenty of slack before tuning up the string. My book, A GUIDE FOR HARPISTS, has a chapter about changing wire strings(as well as many other maintenance and repair issues). You might want to take a look at that before changing your strings if you’ve never done it before. The book is available through Vanderbilt Music Co.

    #74582
    barbara-low
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    If they are tarnished you might want to use fresh ones, otherwise I can’t advise.

    For instructions on how to change wires you can take a look at my husband’s (Mike Lewis) article here:

    http://www.harptech.com/Articles/Strings/Strings.html

    As Carl recommends, it is important to leave enough slack in the string before you wind them up to pitch.

    Reward yourself afterwards with chocolate :-)

    #74583
    joan-steinberg
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    Thank you all for the input.

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