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CLAVIERS BAROQUES -- Library of Stringing Schedules

Stringing schedule for Matthew Redsell (Toronto) French double harpsichord 1976 "Number 1", after the Hubbard Taskin 1769.

8' String or pair number*

Notes (Helmholtz)

Material

Diameter

Inches
60 to 63 (4 pairs)
e''' to g'''
soft iron
.008
54 to 59 (6 pairs)
b-flat'' to d'''
soft iron
.085
48 to 53 (6 pairs)
e'' to a''
soft iron
.009
39 to 47 (9 pairs)
g' to e-flat'''
soft iron
.010
32 to 38 (7 pairs)
c' to f#'
soft iron
.011
26 to 31 (6 pairs)
f# to b
soft iron
.012
20 to 25 (6 pairs)
c to f
soft iron
.014
15 to 19 (5 pairs)
G to B
yellow brass
.014
12 to 14 (3 pairs)
E to F#
yellow brass
.016
9 to 11 (3 pairs)
C# to E-flat
red brass
.018
6 to 8 (3 pairs)
BB-flat to C
red brass
.020
3 to 5 (3 pairs)
GG to AA
red brass
.022
1 & 2 (2 pairs)
FF & FF#
red brass
.025

4' String number*

Notes (Helmholtz)

Material

Diameter

Inches
51 to 63 (13 pairs)
g'' to g'''
soft iron
.008
39 to 50 (12 pairs)
g' to f#''
soft iron
.0085
27 to 38 (12 pairs)
g to f'
soft iron
.009
22 to 26 (5 pairs)
d to f#
soft iron
.010
17 to 21 (5 pairs)
B-flat to c#
soft iron
.011
14 to 16 (3 pairs)
G to A
soft iron
.012
11 to 13 (3 pairs)
E to F#
soft iron
.014
8 to 10 (3 pairs)
C# to E-flat
yellow brass
.014
4 to 7 (4 pairs)
AA to C
yellow brass
.016
1 to 3 (3 pairs)
FF toGG#
yellow brass
.018

*strings, keys and jacks are traditionally counted from the left (lowest note), although stringing schedules traditionally list wire from the highest note to the lowest, probably because most builders string the treble first. It is confusing, I know; sorry.

C+L+A+V+I+E+R+S B+A+R+O+Q+U+E+S

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