Re: [oddmusic] Found cheap, old diatonic zither....


Those are wrest pins, or possibly zither pins.

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From: Mats Öljare <>
To: oddmusic <>
Sent: Wed, Feb 15, 2012 5:09 pm
Subject: [oddmusic] Found cheap, old diatonic zither....

And i'm not sure what to do with it. First off, what exactly am i supposed to use to tune it? The tuning pegs are square, but a regular drum key is not the right size, i've been using a adjustable wretch which works to some extent but it's still very tricky, and it's even harder by the fact that only part of the pegs are square shaped.

Second, i'd really like to change the strings, but i have no idea how. As you can see on the pictures, the hooks that hold the strings are covered by a wooden bit that is not detachable, as far as i've figured out anyway, so either you have to stick them in through that thin slot or it just wasn't made with changing the strings in mind at all. I'd really prefer not having to get purpose made strings with the "noose" on them just to be able to insert them like that.....

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