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CLAVIERS BAROQUES -- Library of Stringing Schedules

Burton Flemish Single 2 x 8' F-g”’ (61 notes) as restrung by us February 2010.


8' String or pair number*

Notes (Helmholtz)

Material

Diameter

Length

41 to 61 (21 pairs)
a' to g'''
soft iron **
.009"
4'
32 to 40 (9 pairs)
c to g#'
soft iron **
.010"
5'
29 to 31 (3 pairs)
a to b
soft iron
.011"
5'
26 to 28 (3 pairs)
f# to g#
soft iron
.012"
5' 6'
16 to 25 (10 pairs)
G# to f
soft iron
.014"
6'
12 to 15 (4 pairs)
E to G
yellow brass
.014"
7'
9 to 11 (3 pairs)
C# to D#
yellow brass
.016"
7'
7 and 8 (2 pairs)
B and C
yellow brass
.018"
7'
5 and 6 (2 pair)
A and B-flat
yellow brass
.020"
7'
3 and 4 (2 pairs)
GG and GG#
yellow brass
.022"
7'
1 and 2 (2 pairs)
FF and FF#
yellow brass
.025"
7'

Note: Bass restrung February 18, 2010 in yellow brass to replace phosphor bronze which was tired and buzzy.

* Strings, keys and jacks are traditionally counted from the left (lowest note), although stringing schedules traditionally list wire from the highest note to the lowest, probably because most builders string the treble first. It is confusing, I know; sorry.

** Original stringing (ca 1970) was steel music wire and phosphor bronze but we are recommending soft iron wire and yellow brass for better tone. The scaling is very long, and the soft iron may break on some notes. If one of the lower notes in the range, try substituting the next larger size soft iron; if higher in the range, try the next smaller size *or* steel wire.

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