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Thrumming


#1

Silly question time again,

What type of string/cord do people who successfuly thrum use? I have been
using cotton cord which breaks easily. Am I just being too rough or is
their a better material?

Sharon Ziemek


#2
What type of string/cord do people who successfuly thrum use?  I have been
using cotton cord which breaks easily.  Am I just being too rough or is
their a better material?

Sharon, I’ve been looking around for something better than cotton cord as
well. I used a shoe lace last week, it worked really well, I just wish all
the spaces needing polishing were large enough to use it. I’ve used dental
floss, pearl stringing cord (silk), strips of leather,… anything I could
find around the shop. Let us know if you run across the ideal thrumming
material.

Jeffrey Everett


#3

Hi. What I use for thrumming because I have it around the shop is fishing
line. It’s tough and can be bought in varying widths. 70 ld. last a long
time and is about 1.2mm. 20 ld. is about .75mm. Something for you to try.

Jim
@Zimmerman


#4

Sometimes I use the audio tape from a metal type tape. Or you can use the
older type from a reel to reel. The plastic tape has metal in super fine
particles on it’s surface. Used like thrumming cord it will give a very
fine finish and has some take down properties as well. RED