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Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

  • 1.  Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Hello everyone,

    We are running low on some of our harpsichord wire on campus and the supplier we've used in the past is no more. Anyone have a source that they love?

    Cheers!

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    Jason Cassel, MA, RPT
    Piano Technician
    BYU School of Music
    HFAC C-109
    (801)422-3400
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  • 2.  RE: Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    The Instrument Workshop: fortepiano.com

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    Wesley Owen
    Evanston IL
    847-257-5554
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  • 3.  RE: Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Posted 17 days ago
    Harpsichord Clearing House for ALL your harpsichord needs..
    www.snowpianos.com

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    Martin Snow
    South Burlington VT
    617-543-1030
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  • 4.  RE: Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 15 days ago
    Jason, so is "Hubbard Harpsichords" out of business??! 😱

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    Kevin Fortenberry
    Registered Piano Technician
    Longview, TX 75602
    806-778-3962
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  • 5.  RE: Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 15 days ago
    Hubbard has been unresponsive for a few years (owner Hendrik Broekman has been in ill health, responding to neither phone calls or emails). Harpsichord Clearing House has stepped in to provide Hubbard tongues, at least. Zuckermann has recently been unresponsive as well. Perhaps they have reawakened, but their web pages say last updated in 2019.

    Instrument Workshop was unresponsive for a while as well, They seem to have come back, though the supplies offered are much reduced from earlier years. Still, they have a good selection of music wire. 

    Otherwise, there are still several European suppliers around, in Germany, Italy and England particularly.

    Regards,
    Fred Sturm
    "Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it." Brecht






  • 6.  RE: Where do you order your harpsichord wire?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 13 days ago
    I just recently recently restrung and installed a jack conversion kit on
    a Zuckermann harpsichord that was originally built from a kit in the 70s.

    I got excellent support - both phone and email - from Zuckermann as well
    as timely delivery of parts and wire. They have some very good videos on
    replacing a string on YouTube as well as videos on installing the jack
    conversion kit.

    The email is info@zhi.net and phone is 860-535-1715. Richard Auber is
    the main contact there. This link will take you down the YouTube rabbit
    hole. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYU2uIT3ml4

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    Jeff Stickney
    stickneyjp@gmail.com
    406-542-2760