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How long it takes to new strings to sattel down?

Posted By: gummaid

How long it takes to new strings to sattel down? - 08/12/19 05:08 PM

Hello!

I have mew strings on my Bösendorfer 190 and was wandering, how many tunings will it take to "keep the tune?" I mean, the tuning is very unstable at the moment. Any experiences?

Thank you!
Posted By: kpembrook

Re: How long it takes to new strings to sattel down? - 08/12/19 05:18 PM

Maybe 5 tunings over a year's time.
Posted By: gummaid

Re: How long it takes to new strings to sattel down? - 08/13/19 07:03 AM

Thank you. Can it be that in the capo dastro area, in the treble section, the tuning holds much less?
Posted By: P W Grey

Re: How long it takes to new strings to sattel down? - 08/13/19 11:56 AM

I would double Keith's estimate. Good humidity control can help you out a bit, but it does not stop wire from straightening at the bends and/or whatever stretching is also occurring. It simply takes time.

Best to keep it tuned regularly. Perhaps even bring the pitch up to 442 or 443. My understanding is that bus part of the factory procedure on new Bosies.

Pwg
Posted By: BDB

Re: How long it takes to new strings to sattel down? - 08/13/19 02:15 PM

It depends on how good the person who did it was at tightening the coils.
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