Easy - take the string with its pin and hitch loop off, unwind the pin
a bit and make a new hitch loop while allowing the pin to move freely,
then re-hitch it and put the pin back in, wind on and adjust the loose
windings, then chip to pitch a few times then tune.
Nicholas Bunning wrote:
>One of my harpsichords has been away for a while, and I needed to get it
>back to get ready for lessons with a new teacher (poor bastard). The
>harpsichord (My Hemsch copy) came back in perfect playing shape and in
>For some reason ONE note kept dropping in pitch radically, and I now see the
>hitchpin loop has almost totally unwound itself. (totally bizarre) and is
>only now hitched by a "prayer".
>there now tons of wire on the tuning pin, as I kept trying to pull it up to
>WHAT is the remedy for this one string. I do now have any wire, so I want
>to reuse the existing string. I nee to make a new loop, is there an easy
>It might have something to do with a drunken clown that was jamming away on
>it (some intense nasty 'blues' crap) at last weeks Halloween party, what
>can you do?