When You Put Guitar Strings on a Piano #MusicMonday
Pianos are filled with strings that get bonked by felt-covered hammers when you press the keys. Musician Mattias Krantz wanted to find out what would happen if he re-stringed a piano with guitar strings. Here’s more from Bobby Owsinski’s Blog:
For one thing, guitar strings aren’t long enough, nor strong enough. When you get all 200 piano strings tuned, the instrument is under about 18 tons of tension. All that tension potentially makes the instrument a ticking time bomb if the soundboard is damaged (you can find some amusing stories about pianos being dropped and exploding on my good friend Richard Gibbs wonderful Invisible Arts podcast, especially this episode). Plus most guitar strings will break in that application, as you’ll soon see.
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