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Posted By: Bill D
06-Sep-01 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: Looking to Buy 21 chord Autoharp
Subject: RE: BS: Looking to Buy 21 chord Autoharp
one of the best autoharpists I have met, Ron Wahl, claimed many years ago that 'most' broken strings on a 'harp are due to metal fatigue right where they do around the post near the tuning peg......so he loosened them and put vaseline on the peg to reduce the wear....he said he had gone 2-3 years without breaking a string, and he played HARD!....and it's not like guitar strings, where they have to be changed regularly for good sound.