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On 11/19/2022 at 1:06 AM, Strad O Various Jr. said:

No but its contemporary  the Geigenwerke, which used hurdy gurdy type wheels to bow the strings was strung in gut

Having said that, I have replaced those Gut strings w/ Custom made Giegenwerke (aka Bowed Harpsichord) Flatwound strings cause w/ that many strings to keep in tune, Steel Flatwounds make a big difference. Also alot of information about these kinds of strings (I use Mechanical pegs on my 5 String Cello for easier tuning).

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1 hour ago, Oscar Stern said:

Having said that, I have replaced those Gut strings w/ Custom made Giegenwerke (aka Bowed Harpsichord) Flatwound strings cause w/ that many strings to keep in tune, Steel Flatwounds make a big difference. Also alot of information about these kinds of strings (I use Mechanical pegs on my 5 String Cello for easier tuning).

You own a geigenwerke??

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On 11/18/2015 at 3:35 PM, La Folia said:

Just so you know, Quartetto Italiano used steel strings.

Karl Richer's orchestra seems to have used steel strings, along with the concertmaster Otto Buchner (with a Thomastik tailpiece).  And they were Baroque specialists!  I think their popularity occurred at a time when steel strings were popular in general with orchestras.

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On 11/28/2022 at 1:58 PM, Bill Merkel said:

Karl Richer's orchestra seems to have used steel strings, along with the concertmaster Otto Buchner (with a Thomastik tailpiece).  And they were Baroque specialists!  I think their popularity occurred at a time when steel strings were popular in general with orchestras.

That is neat. Steel Strings are actually Flatwound so they're easier to bow on

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