new solutions for Lute strings
never found a good synthetic sobstitution to gut strings, so
I decided to look for it testing a lot of materials.
It has been
a long process, but at last I found a couple of very good line:
They have not only the same wheight as gut but enlonging and
elasticity too are very close to gut strings.
Line (BL) has the same wheight, same enlonging and same elasticity
as gut, just on diameters over 0.85 it become a little lighter
(see the equivalence table below).
Brecking weight is just a little higher than modern gut.
I can only have 8 diameters from the factory, between 0.35
up to 1.30, all the intermediate I got to produce by myself
is far better than whatever synthetic strings available so far.
line (BK) too
has the same wheight as gut, enlonging and elasticity are
Brecking weight is a little bit higher than BL, so it is ideal
if you need for the firsts strings to pull more than 4Kg.
It sound very good and its shining black colour is very elegant.
Unfortunately I could find just 5 usefull diameters between
0.35 to 0.60 and rectify process leave it grey, so I suggest
to use it only with these 5 diameters
Nylon (NY) and PVF (PVF): I don't use them anymore, but if you
like them I'll be happy to give you what you need.
Gut (GT), Double
Tortion Gut (DT) and Fretts (FR): I
got the stock for the gut I found the best since I started
Line (WBL), Black Line (WBK), Nylon
(WNY), PVF (WPVF), Gut
(WGT), Double Torsion Gut (WDT):
for the basses I do wire the whole string (not a multifilament)
is the closest to the plain string sound, so you don't have
the "step" from plain strings to the wired ones.
Code for the wired strings is the equivalent plain gut diameter