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#2075929 - 05/02/13 01:19 PM saw this on an old Lyon & Healy grand  
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I'm guessing this little clip was added to be able to save the string of one that broke at the tuning pin. It shortens the string just enough to get a couple wraps around the tuning pin.

Was this something sold in the past, or just an inventive little fixit by a tech that didn't like to put in new strings?

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#2076821 - 05/03/13 06:34 PM Re: saw this on an old Lyon & Healy grand [Re: RonTuner]  
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#2076887 - 05/03/13 09:00 PM Re: saw this on an old Lyon & Healy grand [Re: RonTuner]  
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A novel approach.

Certainly more costly than replacing the string.

But nothing technically wrong with either the concept or execution. It would not detract in any way from performance.


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