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#2115215 - 07/09/13 03:37 PM Help! coiling the top of the string
chopin_r_us Offline
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Half a dozen iron wound strings have appeared in the post but he failed to include putting the coils in the pin end. There was a thread about a tool for this last week. Could I have some suggestions? I'm going to have a go installing at least one or two tomorrow morning.

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#2115274 - 07/09/13 06:01 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
David Jenson Offline
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Tuning pin, or hitch pin?
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#2115481 - 07/10/13 02:11 AM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
chopin_r_us Offline
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tuning

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#2115493 - 07/10/13 03:24 AM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
Jim Dunleavy Offline
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Search for 'piano restringing' videos on youtube.

You don't need a special tool, though it's hard on the thumb if you don't have one. The only essential is a t-bar or crank tuning lever to turn the pin while it's held in either your other hand or in the coil winder tool.
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#2115500 - 07/10/13 04:08 AM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
chopin_r_us Offline
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I've done it. Because it's soft iron it's easier to work with. For those who are interested - now that's the sound Mr Wornum wanted.

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#2115558 - 07/10/13 07:42 AM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
David Jenson Offline
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Originally Posted By: chopin_r_us
Half a dozen iron wound strings have appeared in the post but he failed to include putting the coils in the pin end. There was a thread about a tool for this last week. Could I have some suggestions? I'm going to have a go installing at least one or two tomorrow morning.

No string maker "coils" the tuning pin end of any string. That's up to the end user.
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#2115717 - 07/10/13 03:17 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
chopin_r_us Offline
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Yeh, but he's kind of a mate and had the original with coil to copy. Still, I seemed to have managed.

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#2115719 - 07/10/13 03:19 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
Phil D Offline
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So does it sound good? How's the transition between the plain, iron wound and copper wound strings?
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#2115722 - 07/10/13 03:28 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
chopin_r_us Offline
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The copper bass strings are slightly richer (even though they're 170 years old) but the big difference is the flat tubby sound s gone on the 3 bi-chords I've replaced. The higher pitches should be quite the revelation.

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#2118734 - 07/16/13 08:05 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: chopin_r_us]
showard Offline
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This is the easiest tool for making nice neat coils on the tuning pin: http://howardpianoindustries.com/tuning-pin-coil-maker.html
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#2118744 - 07/16/13 08:32 PM Re: Help! coiling the top of the string [Re: showard]
Loren D Offline
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Registered: 06/22/10
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Originally Posted By: showard
This is the easiest tool for making nice neat coils on the tuning pin: http://howardpianoindustries.com/tuning-pin-coil-maker.html


+1. Great tool to have. Perfect coils every time.
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