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Bass Strings

Bass Strings
Instructions for installing universal replacement piano strings:
  1. Select a string from the Replacement Set which matches most closely the overall diameter of the broken string.
  2. Place the loop end of the wire over the hitch pin and across the bass bridge. Line up replacement string with other strings in the piano. Measure 1/4" from point where windings end on other strings toward the bass bridge. Cut through copper winding of new string at this point.
  3. Stretch replacement string across to upper plate bearing or agraffe. Line up replacement string with windings of other strings. Measure 1/4" from winding line toward opposite (hitch pin) side to allow for stretch. Cut through copper winding (see No. 6) of new string at this point.
  4. Stretch replacement string up to the tuning pin. Allow enough length for 3 coils on tuning pin. Cut through winding and wire core to remove excess length of the replacement string.
  5. Be sure to cut through copper winding wire with a circular motion in the same direction as the winding has been done. This will prevent windings from loosening their grip on core wire.
  6. Remove replacement string and unwind copper winding at both ends up to the scored sections. Install as a custom made string.
Enlarged drawing of hexagon steel core wire. This shows how each coil of Copper Covering Wire is gripped permanently by the six edges of Hexagon Steel.

Products

Bass Strings - Complete Set
SKU: 2044-
For spinets, uprights & small grands. Price per string.
Please note that this item is for ordering complete sets ONLY. If you want to order an individual string, you must choose either Item #2040 or #2041.

Item #2044

Our price: $12.00
Bass Strings - Complete Set
SKU: 2045
For concert grands & square grands. Price per string.
Please note that this item is for ordering complete sets ONLY. If you want to order an individual string, you must choose either Item #2040 or #2041.

Item #2045

Our price: $14.00
Canvas Case
SKU: 2007.87
For Universal Replacement Strings. Water repellant. Has tie strings on both ends to permit coiling and fastening for easier carrying.

Item # 2007

Our price: $29.70
Case for Replacement Strings
SKU: 260.87
Holds 4 lbs. of wire: 1 - No. 2019 Packet of 19 strings and 1 - No. 2006 Packet of 6 heavy strings, plus an assortment of tuning pins. 2-3/4" x 15-1/2" x 15-1/2".

Item #260

Our price: $125.00
Custom Individual Bass String - Double Wound
SKU: 2041

Double layer of copper wrapping. Click "view details" for instructions.

Item #2041


Our price: $34.00
Custom Individual Bass String - Single Wound
SKU: 2040

Single layer of copper wrapping. Click "view details" for instructions.

Item #2040


Our price: $30.50
Custom Plain Wire Strings
SKU: 2045P.75
Plain wire strings looped for the hitch pin. Price per string.

Item #2045P

Our price: $4.09
Single Replacement String - No. 2006 Series
SKU: 2006R-01
Individual replacement strings from the #2006 set. Click "see details" to select your size.
 
Item #2006R

Our price: $27.20
Single Replacement String - No. 2010 Series
SKU: 2010R-01
Individual replacement strings from the #2010 set. Click "see details" to select your size.
 
Item #2010R

Our price: $27.20
Single Replacement String - No. 2019 Series
SKU: 2019R-1
Individual replacement strings from the #2019 set. Click "see details" to select your size.
 
Item #2019R

Our price: $24.40