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I have many 'broken' strings also. I will study the video, thank you Max!!


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Max,

Why do you tie half strings, instead of replacing the whole string?

For wound strings it's a good practice to tie the broken string to keep the original string. A new string will sound different from the neighbor strings so it is better to tie the original string.

But new plain strings sound almost the same than the old string, provided you replace it with the right size of steel, so tying is not needed.

I always replace the whole string. I always carrie in my truck an assortement of steel from sizes 12, 12-1/2, 13, 13-1/2, 14, 14-1/2, 15, 15-1/2, 16, 16-1/2, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. So I can replace any broken plain string.


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Originally Posted by Herr Weiss
I have many 'broken' strings also. I will study the video, thank you Max!!


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To Study and to shoot yours movie it's about. It's very important for Max because we are "lives" study "How Do" in our forum. Let's it's made is it's so. And don't forgotten a cardboards shim about for tightening loose pin.
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Originally Posted by Gadzar
Max,

Why do you tie half strings, instead of replacing the whole string?

For wound strings it's a good practice to tie the broken string to keep the original string. A new string will sound different from the neighbor strings so it is better to tie the original string.

But new plain strings sound almost the same than the old string, provided you replace it with the right size of steel, so tying is not needed.

I always replace the whole string. I always carrie in my truck an assortement of steel from sizes 12, 12-1/2, 13, 13-1/2, 14, 14-1/2, 15, 15-1/2, 16, 16-1/2, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22. So I can replace any broken plain string.


Hi,Gadzar
I understood you,
But I have not any strings for reseting (no new and old). I set that strings myself as I would can. I used that strings which I have now in Kazakhstan. It's 24 pieces. It was hard but I did it's. I used to many in basic the original (native broken) string.
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Originally Posted by Herr Weiss
I have many 'broken' strings also. I will study the video, thank you Max!!


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Kids come back in school after vacation now. They didn't know their piano. I'm glad

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Max was invited again so that he could reinstall the broken strings. There were 23 of it’s. They are double, that is, on iron plate hitch has string divided and it goes upwards to be fixed on two tuning pins. Max did not have any new strings. Those that he had were shorter than that broken. He could not have established it's. Then Max decided to make single strings for each pin.
How he did it:
1 He twisted out the pins of a broken string for 3-5 turns from out a pinblock.
2 He removed broken string from the hole of the pin.
3 He put "conditionally a new string" on the hitch doing a loop.
4 He made a loop. Holding a loop using pliers (his right hand) he wrap it's end use his fingers of (left hand ) wound the 3-5 turns of the end of the string around the main
5 Did set the loop on the hitch after.
6 Inserted passed free part of the string through the pressure bar to lift up it's end to tuning pin
7 He inserted end of a string into tuning pin (an add brought pin that neither of this piano)
8 He bent the free end of the string ( add pin) to make coils. Stucked the end in the pin. Holding pin of it's left hand, Max did 3-4 full turns clockwise him right hand to make the coils from string. Used small T-bar wrench
9 He took the string out of this pin
10 He put coils of string on "native" pin in the piano and inserted it's end in hole of tuning pin.
11 He distributed the string to the bridge pins
12 With his right hand, Max holds a sting of a screwdriver of the coils so that it's do not drive out from each other on the pin during it's screwing. Him left hand makes a smooth movement of the handle T-bar clockwise.
13 He corrected the lower part (loop on the hitch) using a screwdriver to make it sit as tightly as possible on iron plate. He slight press on a loop a sting of a screwdriver around a hitch
14 Rotates the pin and brings it's to the desired tone.
Try do it as me and it been done good
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Yesterday I received a call from school teacher woman, where upright piano "PETROF" . She explained that they are engaged in more than two weeks with kids and they find the piano attractive for music classes. Three strings loose, pity it's. but Max shall fix. Teachers other class are now collecting 15 US dollars for to fix the "Scholze" piano. There are need to make tuning temperation and replace the strings here. Where also broke two bass strings.
We will try to change the situation for the better as we can and helping their


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