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Replacing strings method 2

Posted by Peter Barnes on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : String replacement 
Having found that many people have difficulty with replacing strings on tuning pins with no holes, here is an system that may help, especially with the thicker strings:
Make a device for winding a coil at the end of your wire onto which you can screw the tuning pin. The pin you use for winding should be about 1-2mm narrower than the tuning pin diameter. This is used as shown in the photo, choosing the thinner axle for the 4ft pins and the thicker on for the 8ft. Put the end of the wire through...
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Replacing strings on pins without hole. 1

Posted by Peter Barnes on Thursday, December 1, 2011, In : String replacement 
Many people have problems with this, so this is what Zuckermann Harpsichords had to say about it in 1976: There is a larger image of this scan on my 'Harpsichord repairs page.
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