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Lone Silent or Squealing String

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kay F Dec 17, 2020. 4 Replies

Am hoping that someone has an answer for me! On the right side of my psaltery, in the middle range, I have 1 sting , B, that stays silent when played. Or squeals - arggggh. Am not doing anything…Continue


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Kay F replied to Kay F's discussion Lone Silent or Squealing String
"Thank you! Will check that out :)"
Dec 17, 2020
Stephen Ingraham replied to Kay F's discussion Lone Silent or Squealing String
"Make sure the string is not touching the hitch pin below for the next note up. I have one string on my psaltery that is really close. Then check the string where it crosses the bridge. Perhaps it has gotten moved out to place? (Which could…"
Dec 17, 2020
Kay F replied to Kay F's discussion Lone Silent or Squealing String
"OK, will try that - thank you!"
Dec 16, 2020
Brenda Ruth Fisher replied to Kay F's discussion Lone Silent or Squealing String
"Try rosining your bow-really well and then go over the B to get a good coating on it"
Dec 16, 2020
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Lone Silent or Squealing String

Am hoping that someone has an answer for me! On the right side of my psaltery, in the middle range, I have 1 sting , B, that stays silent when played. Or squeals - arggggh. Am not doing anything different from nearby strings when playing them. Any ideas out there?See More
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I don't remember right now - it's beautiful, cello type psaltery. Have 2 bows. Put it away for years, really wantto learn how to play it.
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