Pyramid zither strings

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DanSymonds
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Pyramid zither strings

Post by DanSymonds » Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:31 pm

Can anyone tell me the difference between the blue and the red label Pyramid strings? Is the blue a nylon string over a metal core, or is it metal with nylon coating. I have used nylon strings in the past but I did not like them as they didn't seem to have much resonance; too low tension, I think. On the other had, I tried the Bergfee red label recently and they didn't work at all: much too high tension. ( These strings are for a zither with relatively short string length of 16 1/4")Any suggestions much appreciated.

kenbloom
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Re: Pyramid zither strings

Post by kenbloom » Sun Jan 10, 2016 9:55 am

I used to use Bergfe Blue label but the tension was too high for my Perfekta zither. The Bergefe Green Label and fine. They sound good and last long. All my zithers are harfenzithers or Perfektas so the string length is long. YMMV.

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DanSymonds
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Re: Pyramid zither strings

Post by DanSymonds » Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:04 pm

Thanks Ken. I am trying to match an older Pyramid blue label G griff which is terrific; very flexible and resonant. Just not sure whether the new blue label Pyramid C' griff is the same.

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