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CLAVIERS BAROQUES -- Library of Stringing Schedules

Zuckermann 5-octave unfretted clavichord

Using David Way's new" style stringing -- red brass instead of wound strings in the bass.

String number*

Notes (Helmholtz)

Material

Diameter

Actual length*
Pairs 49 to 61 (13 pairs) f '' to f ''' yellow brass .011" / 0.27mm
54"
Pairs 41 to 48 (8 pairs) a' to e'' yellow brass .012" / 0.30mm
54"
Pairs 36 to 40 (5 pairs) e' to g#' yellow brass .013" / 0.33mm
56"
Pairs 28 to 35 (8 pairs) g# to d#' yellow brass .014" / 0.36mm
58"
Pairs 24 to 27 (4 pairs) e to g yellow brass .016" / 0.40mm
63"
Pairs 19 to 23 (5 pairs) B to d# yellow brass .018" / 0.44mm
63"
Pairs 15 to 18 (4 pairs) G to A# yellow brass .020" / 0.52mm
66"
Pairs 11 to 14 (4 pairs) D# to F# yellow brass .022" / 0.55mm
68"
Pairs 9 & 10 (2 pairs) C# and D yellow brass .025" / 0.64mm
70"
Pairs 5 and 8 (4 pairs) AA to C red brass .025" / 0.64mm
70"
Pairs 1 to 4 (4 pairs) FF to GG# red brass .029" / 0.74mm
70"

*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.

The "actual length" is for our reference, although you are welcome to use it, if it is of any help to you. It is the length of the pre-looped replacement string we make, which is long enough to replace the longest string of that diameter on the instrument with enough extra for a generous coil. It is not the sounding length.

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