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Strings

Postby Sara S » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:00 am

Not sure where to post this on site so here it is . I am not a new player but have not played for many years and need to speak to someone that might have a Yocky I need to order new strings and i think i remember that he had odd sizes and i never wrote them down
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Re: Strings

Postby Skip » Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:40 pm

I found a post saying .012 [melody], .015 [middle] and .024w [bass].
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Re: Strings

Postby danc9 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 2:01 pm

Sara S. there is a little lee way to strings. Tuning contemporary DAd the melody is .010 - .013. The middle string around .015 to .016, and the bass string wound .022 - .024? The feel is most important. Some folks like lighter strings, some heavier; a lot of it has to do with "your" style of play. If you want to replace them, a music shop will have a dial caliper to measure what you have on it now. As for winding, again personal preference, nickel wound will have a different tone than say a bronze. Long story short, try different combinations to find what you like, they are relatively inexpensive and you will settle with what is right for you!

Hope this doesn't confuse you,

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Re: Strings

Postby Judy K » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:38 pm

Notes for my Yocky dulcimer say bass .024, middle .015, melody .011 for the DAd tuning. I think I used a 12g for melody but can't check. Lost the dulcimer by loaning it to a friend. (He died & the family considered the MD 'his'. Wasn't going to argue. Miss my friend more than the dulcimer.)
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Re: Strings

Postby Sara S » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:27 am

Thank you all
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Re: Strings

Postby folkfan » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:40 pm

Nickel wound can give a brighter sound than Bronze wound which has a warmer, more mellow tone. Can't help with the size as I usually play CGG, which for me is 24/14/14.
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