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by Evelyn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning Buttons
Replies: 3
Views: 33

Re: Tuning Buttons

Welcome! I suggest that you try http://www.zithers-usa.com/Suppliers.html You mention the stress of tuning - the tuning buttons should turn effortlessly. If not, it may perhaps be worthwhile having a look at the tuning machine/mechanic itself, as it might require cleaning and oiling (or replacement ...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 1879

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Hi Quince My pleasure! Glad to know that you found the information useful. I don't think that your question as to how your zither ended up with a house clearance company in the UK can ever be answered. As you will know, zithers are however occasionally being offered for sale in the UK, so there must...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Very good! Here is something you may like to try on the fingerboard:

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by Evelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Andy, you are very welcome, and yes, despite it all looking very simple it certainly does take some practice. Here is a short film showing Wilfried Scharf playing the zither (and a short sequence of bell tones). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1xefGMYo4E Towards the end of the film, at about 9:34 m...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

You can watch, and listen to Dieter Vensler playing lots of bell tones in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j68g68V7IRY
by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Andy, another name for Flageoletts is Bell tones, and they are explained in 'Modern Zither Method' by King Keyes which is archived here:
https://www.zither.us/index.php/zither.learning

I have pasted the relevant bits below for your perusal

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by Evelyn
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 1879

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Congratulations on your newly refurbished Anton Bräuer Perfekta zither. I have found some information which may be of interest: General: https://www.zither-virtuose.de/anton-braeuer.html 1929 catalogue: See pages 12 and 14 for Model A and C, Kreuzsaitige Perfekta Zithern, 42 strings https://www.zith...