Pyramid string informations


  string type   item description.
       
-- Nylon plain -->> PYN ...
-- Nylon rectified -->> PYNR ...
-- Nylon silverwound -->> PY ...
-- Nylon copperwound -->> PYK ...
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-- PVF strings -->> PYF ...
-- PVF strings rectified -->> PYFR ...
--   -->>  
-- fretgut -->> PYBD ...
--   -->>  
-- metal strings -->> PYST ...  or   PYSTM ...  or   PYSTB ...  or   PYSTWB ...
-- metal strings on reels -->> PYBR ...  or   PYMS ...   or   PYS ...  or   PYSM ...  or   PYSW

 


plain Nylon strings - PYN

The simplest and cheapest way to string an historical instrument

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rectified Nylon strings - PYNR

The presize strings for historical plucked instruments like lutes, Vihuela, baroque gutar, mandolines, theorboes. usable on the aoud too..


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silverwound Nylon strings - PY

Silverwound nylon strings for all historical plucked instruments like lutes, vihuelas, baroque guitars, mandolins ... But also very good strings for the arabic lute the aoud.


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copperwound Nylon strings - PYK

Copperwound nylon strings for all historical plucked instruments like lutes, vihuelas, baroque guitars, mandolins ... But also very good strings for the arabic lute the aoud.
the copperwound strings produce a warmer tone, that may be preferred in combination with gut strings.


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PVF strings - PYF

 


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rectified PVF strings - PYFR

 


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fretgut - PYBD

 


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metal strings

Ever since the 14th century, metal strings of iron, copper, or silver were used in Europe. The presumobly first reference to strings of iron wire was mode in 1511. Wire for stringed instruments was drown by hand an so-called " Handleiern " "The wire had to be drawn always in the same direction so os not to destroy the structure of the metal. As string wires are exposed to considerable tensions, the observance of that rule was essentialfor the quality of the wire. The former string wires possessed a much lower tensile strength than steel wire - for example - os today. This was, however, an disadvontage, quite the contrary: the low string tension of the historical instruments required a low tensile strength in order to produce the particularly gentle sound of those times. Modern music wires of bronze, brass or silver-plated copper are produced in three steps: first the rolled wire with a diameter of 6 mm is drawn to 1 mm. After a glowing process the wire is reduced to 0,20 mm. The result of the last drawing process is wire with a diameter os this os a hair, 0,06 mm. In order to obtain the characteristic sound of historical strings we use proved materials like bronze or brass-wires in the high quality that is now available.


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