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Odd question about a broken string...
« on: December 14, 2019, 10:22:41 AM »
Yeah, first of all - it's not the first string I've broken, and probably won't be the last.

I've just broken the G (3rd string) & G# (1st string) 1 1/2 octaves before the top of the piano. Can anyone tell me from an engineering point of view, why then my C# which is a 4th octave above it has gone INSANELY out of tune when that keys strings seem perfectly intact???

Am I missing something??? Or is this a precursor to indicate which string might be next to snap???

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Re: Odd question about a broken string...
«Reply #1 on: December 14, 2019, 04:56:45 PM »
All strings share the pinblock.  If a string breaks the balance of tension between all strings is shifted.  Wrap rubber bands around a box and take note of the tuning.  Now remove one rubber band, notice the difference?
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Re: Odd question about a broken string...
«Reply #2 on: December 15, 2019, 01:12:01 AM »
Ahhh... okay. I guess that makes sense... it's just really annoying though.

And my piano tuner is still in London.    ???