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Make your piano sound and look better with a new set of bespoke bass strings
No need for measuring all the lengths of every string seperately and filling out endless forms
Using a blueprint of your instrument (a pattern) is much less work and not nearly as prone to error
Now let's get started with improving your piano by making a pattern

 

 

Bestelstappen stap 1

 

 

 

Requirements
* Standard brown wrapping paper
* Scissors
* A pencil
* Fine grain sandpaper

 

See our video guide below

 

 

 

Or follow our written guide
Step 1
Position the paper so that it covers the whole area from the hitch pins to the tuning pins
Step 2
Use the sandpaper to rub the area over the bridge pins until all of them pierce slightly through the paper
The paper is now locked in position due to the protruding bridge pins
Step 3
Pull the paper taut toward the hitch pins and sand over them in the same manner
Do not press down the paper any futher, this will result in inaccurate oversized holes
Step 4
Pull the paper taut toward the tuning pins and secure it with tape to the frame or enclosement
Step 5
In case of agraffes
Rub the area over the agraffes using either the sandpaper or a pencil
The end of the speaking length should be clearly visible for every string
In case of non standard agraffes, pay extra attention where the end of the speaking length is located
In case of a capo tasto
Use the sandpaper to rub all the pins on the capo tasto slightly through the paper
If there are no pins, clearly mark the position of the capo tasto over it's whole length with a pencil
Also mark where the strings cross the capo tasto by rubbing the paper with a pencil
In case there are no strings installed, mark where they would cross the capo tasto
Step 6
Please make a seperate pattern for any transition strings. If this is impossible you can send us the transition strings for us to measure. Please thread them on a piece of wire labelled and in sequence. We do charge for measuring and processing sent-in strings
Step 7
Thoroughly check the number of single-, bi-, and tri-chords, making sure the number of agraffes, bridge pins, hitch pins etc. on the pattern and in the instrument match

 

The pattern is now complete!

 

 

 

Step 2 - Piano Characteristics