Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
74 registered (Amosdoll, AndrewJCW, augustm, 36251, Albunea, 19 invisible), 1013 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#2230987 - 02/13/14 01:48 PM Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry?
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/13/13
Posts: 971

Top
(ad 568) PTG Convention 2015 Denver
PTG Convention July 15 to 18 Denver
#2231030 - 02/13/14 03:12 PM Re: Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry? [Re: Paul678]
Tim Sullivan Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/24/09
Posts: 112
Loc: Muskoka, Ontario
I don't do it that way. I carry 1 pound rolls in an airtight case in my car. It's more economical in the long run, but is pretty expensive initially.
I don't see why using that string kit wouldn't work, though.
Come to think of it, if you learn to tie strings, that string assortment would be perfect and could last a long time. Most of the time, I either tie or short loop broken strings.
_________________________
I'm a piano tech and dealer in Central Ontario.
www.huntsvillepiano.ca

Top
#2231040 - 02/13/14 03:33 PM Re: Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry? [Re: Paul678]
bkw58 Offline

Silver Supporter until December 19, 2014


Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 1949
Loc: Conway, AR USA
In the field, 1/3 lb reels (with brake) in a moisture-proof case. All sizes. A good micrometer is fine. I prefer a digital read. There are nice wire gauges as well. Best wishes.
_________________________
Bob W.
Retired piano technician
Conway, Arkansas

Top
#2231114 - 02/13/14 05:35 PM Re: Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry? [Re: Paul678]
Zeno Wood Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 502
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
I carry something like that, but I have 2-3 of each size since I keep on running into pianos with more than one string broken more often than not of the same size.

Carrying a pound of each size is the better way to go unless you're walking and taking the subway around the city.
_________________________
Zeno Wood, Piano Technician
Brooklyn College

Top
#2231261 - 02/14/14 01:11 AM Re: Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry? [Re: Zeno Wood]
Dan Casdorph Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/20/09
Posts: 389
Loc: Morgantown, West Virginia
I buy 1 pound rolls and carry it that way. Those individual packs would drive me crazy, trying to keep all sizes refiled.Also, what if I make a mistake installing and need another piece? (Not that I make mistakes smile Why not buy 1/3 pound rolls and make your own assortment..? That way you would not have to order and pay shipping each time you replaced a string.
_________________________
Casdorph Piano Service
Morgantown, WV
www.casdorphpiano.com
All pianos are bald ones.

Top
#2231268 - 02/14/14 01:25 AM Re: Is This the kind of Replacement Strings you Pros Carry? [Re: Paul678]
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 22591
Loc: Oakland
I buy 1 pound reels and the metal clips that are available for wire. I put enough wire for several strings on the clips, place them in manila envelopes with the size marked plainly on them, put them in plastic bags to keep them dry, and carry that in my carry bag. I especially keep 13-16 at hand, as they are the sizes that break most often. As I once remarked, the strings at the top range of the piano are the longest with respect to the pitch, so they are the most likely to break.

I often have had to replace strings when time is of the essence: when running out to get a string means the audience has to wait 10 or 15 minutes before they can come in.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How Should I Word This Email? Student Doesn't Bring Books
by ChavoPues
07/02/15 06:11 AM
Are there terms for this playstyle of the piano?
by Kenzy
07/02/15 05:23 AM
Sight reading application
by Perecli
07/02/15 05:20 AM
Beat rate generator and the PTG tuning exam
by rysowers
07/02/15 01:31 AM
Petrof Upright
by tanjalou
07/02/15 01:12 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,852 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,233 Topics
2,423,150 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission