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by henrylrjr
Fri May 29, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: string replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: string replacement

I emailed Lenzner and they confirmed the the Griff Fisoma and Sokolang strings are exactly the same. However, they do have an option to buy gut Griff strings but, the cost was to high for me and my "lack of" skill level. Also does anyone think, seeing the shell decoration in the photos, it is a Glie...
by henrylrjr
Thu May 28, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Replacement Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Replacement Strings

Thanks for all the replies. I ended up ordering from Dr. Zither because of his quick responses, apparent knowledge and great communication in email discussions about zithers.
by henrylrjr
Mon May 25, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: red strings
Replies: 1
Views: 418

red strings

I looked at a number of posts regarding red strings but couldn't find any clear explanation, about what they represent, except for one post that said they are used as a reference or guide. It seems to me that the red strings are major 3rds apart. Please tell me if I've got it wrong?

Thanks,
enrylrjr
by henrylrjr
Sun May 24, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: back paint removal
Replies: 4
Views: 923

back paint removal

Hi all, I think I read, somewhere, that the back of the zither is the primary vibrating membrane as opposed to a guitar. This led me to think about the finish or paint on the back. Guitars usually sound best when the top has a very thin or hand rubbed oil finish. I've experienced this with, some gui...
by henrylrjr
Sat May 23, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: string replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: string replacement

The Fisoma Griff strings appear to be metal. Are they the same as the Sokolang Griff strings? If the Sokolang are different can they be used with Fisoma accompaniment strings?

Thanks,
henrylrjr
by henrylrjr
Sat May 23, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Replacement Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1871

Re: Replacement Strings

Hi all, The posts listing zither string dealers are from 2011 and one of the dealer's add has a date of 2008 so I wonder if they are still in business. I need one Lenzer Fisoma Munich tuning Griff G string for a concert zither. Lenzer lists it as Fisoma Harfenzither part number Nr.5113 for a mensur ...
by henrylrjr
Fri May 22, 2015 10:00 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: zither repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: zither repair

Hi all,
I've posted some pics on a post titled "string replacement".

Regards,
henrylrjr
by henrylrjr
Fri May 22, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: string replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: string replacement

Thanks for the pics Dave.Here are some of my repaired zither.
by henrylrjr
Fri May 22, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: string replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: string replacement

Thanks for the pics Dave.
How do I add photos?

Thanks,
henrylrjr
by henrylrjr
Fri May 22, 2015 1:06 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: zither repair
Replies: 26
Views: 2215

Re: zither repair

Hi all, The restorartion is finally completed and, as soon as I get answers to a post about putting strings on, I'll put on the new Fisoma strings. The reason for this post is a question about Glier zithers. I submitted a post about a year ago asking if my zither is a Glier because it has a carved s...