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#651631 - 07/25/05 11:41 AM Brightening bass strings...
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Registered: 07/06/05
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Loc: Monterey, Ca
Ok, another stupid question from an amateur hack...

I have an 87 year old Hobart M. Cable (ex-)player. Among other things I've done, I did the "beat, brush, and twist" routine to all the double wound strings, and a couple of the single wound as well.

It made a DRAMATIC improvement in tone - I'm very happy...

But - how long will this "treatment" last? It appeared that the pair of single wound strings I did this to had had it done before - they unwound an entire turn when I removed them from the hitch pin (unlike the double wound ones that just came off - no twist). I add an additional half turn and put them back in - tone is great, but if it had been done before, I'm wondering if this is but a short-term solution.

Comments please...
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#651632 - 07/27/05 08:57 PM Re: Brightening bass strings...
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It is a moderately long term fix/ It is certainly better than not doing it at all
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#651633 - 07/28/05 10:22 AM Re: Brightening bass strings...
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It can make them louder at the expense of tone quality. Replacement is preferable, and not that much more expensive if it's just the bottom 10-12 notes.
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#651634 - 07/28/05 12:11 PM Re: Brightening bass strings...
Zormpas Offline
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Registered: 07/06/05
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Thanx guys.

I lost one of the double wound strings, and have ordered a replacement. I'll see how much better the new string is when I put it in - if its dramatic, I may spring (no pun) for a new bass set.

Am having a lot of fun fixing and playing this old beast - its in surprisingly good shape for its age - the soundboard is perfect!
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#651635 - 07/28/05 05:08 PM Re: Brightening bass strings...
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The new string should be substancially better than the old - to the point it will stick out relative to it's neighbors. Resist the temptation to voice it to even it out - it never quite works. I'm glad you are having fun with this piano. The old player pianos had a bit of extra quality to them.
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