Strings

I had a wonderful list of string gauges on my old web site.
I’ll try to recreate it – but the page is lost, so it might take a while to track everything down!

Melody Strings
I use Prim strings and there are two places I get them from:
Pete Rigg – nyckelharpa maker and player
String Zone – online shop


Sympathetic Strings
Each maker will have a different set of sympathetic strings. I will list as many as I can find here.

The Sören Åhker list of sympathetic strings:
D’Addario PB025 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .025 x1
D’Addario PB024 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .024 x1
D’Addario PB023 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .023 x1
D’Addario PB022 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .022 x1
D’Addario PB021 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .021 x1
D’Addario PB020 Phosphor Bronze Acoustic Guitar Single String .020 x1
D’Addario XL Nickel Wound .019 Electric Guitar Single String x1
D’Addario High Carbon Plain Steel .016 Single Guitar String x5
Click here for the list in Strings Direct

The Olle Plahn list of sympathetic strings:
Resonance Strings – tune from G# upwards
D’Addario NW024 XL Nickel Wound .024 Electric Guitar Single String x2
D’Addario NW022 XL Nickel Wound .022 Electric Guitar Single String x2
D’Addario NW020 XL Nickel Wound .020 Electric Guitar Single String x2
D’Addario PL015 High Carbon Plain Steel .015 Single Guitar String x3
D’Addario PL014 High Carbon Plain Steel .014 Single Guitar String x3

The Enar Magnusson list of sympathetic strings:
Sympathetic Strings – tunes from G upwards
D’Addario NW022 XL Nickel Wound .022 Electric Guitar Single String x7
D’Addario High Carbon Plain Steel .016 Single Guitar String x1
D’Addario PL015 High Carbon Plain Steel .015 Single Guitar String x2
D’Addario PL014 High Carbon Plain Steel .014 Single Guitar String x2

Enar Magnusson Oktavharpa Strings
Spelsträngarna är Prim ¼ Cello  C(DO) ,D (RE), G(Sol)  ,Bas 0,100 slipad El-gitarrsträng
(I need to finish translating this and finding the strings!)

Sympathetic Strings – tuned from G upwards
D’Addario LE042w Loop End Nickel Wound Single String .042 x2 <- this one is wrong it needs to be ball end
D’Addario LE040w Loop End Nickel Wound Single String .40 x2 <- this one is wrong it needs to be ball end
D’Addario LE034w Loop End Nickel Wound Single String .034 x2 <- this one is wrong it needs to be ball end
D’Addario XL Nickel Wound .030 Electric Guitar Single String x2
D’Addario NW024 XL Nickel Wound .024 Electric Guitar Single String x2
D’Addario NW022 XL Nickel Wound .022 Electric Guitar Single String x2