Zuckermann Harpsichord Bridge

In servicing this Zuckermann,

Jacks  awaiting regulation

Jacks awaiting regulation






fitting new quills…

The Apron Workbench

The Apron Workbench

I remembered – just in time – that it’s essential to check the strings’ seating on the bridge:

Strings can ride up the pins

Strings can ride up the pins


because the strings can easily ride up the  bridge pins – and remain ‘hanging’ there. By the way, this is also just as true of pianos (though the movement is much smaller) – so tapping the strings into the bridge pin angle stabilises not only the tone and tuning, but also the regulation.


This entry was posted in Technical. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s