Best Bass String Duplication?

David Ilvedson ilvey at
Fri Jun 13 00:22:32 MDT 2008

I just used Arledge and had good results.   This was a G. Steck grand with a capo bar in the bass instead of agraffes.   I sent the numbers but they had no similar scales.  I ended up also making patterns, especially the straight line of the capo bar with winding ends for them to work from...

David Ilvedson, RPT

Pacifica, CA 94044

Original message

From: "Jonathan Best" 

To: "Pianotech List" 

Received: 6/12/2008 3:50:52 PM

Subject: Re: Best Bass String Duplication?

I've had really good luck with Arledge Piano wire.  I like their system of filling out a form with measurements rather than shipping the strings if you want to keep the piano in service:

Jonathan Best

jb at


On Jun 12, 2008, at 9:07 AM, kurt baxter wrote:

I need a single replacement bass string, I have the old string to copy.

Does anyone have a favorite bass string source? I have personally had

buzzing strings from Shaff, and have heard of buzzing strings from Pianotek,

so is there anyone better for similar money? What about turn around time?

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