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ontgomery

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What materials are oud strings made from?
« on: October 25, 2015, 07:18:16 AM »
Actually it is my curiosity. I want to know what materials are used to make oud strings ?



Davids

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Re: What materials are oud strings made from?
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2015, 07:22:53 AM »
Very good question. Here you can see some most used materials that i know about it.

Nylon
The most common material for the highest (treble) courses. Sometimes used for the third course. Most often transparent, but also available in black or red. Plain nylon is often glossy in appearance, whereas rectified nylon is finished to a matte sheen for increased grip when plucking with the fingers. Either is used for oud.

PVF (fluorocarbon)
Plain, unwound strings that have a higher density than nylon. At the same tuning and scale, PVF strings will be thinner gauge and brighter sounding than their nylon counterpart.

Nylgut
A sythetic "gut" material, milky-white in appearance. Also denser than nylon, but with a warm sweet sound. Used for the two upper courses. Made exclusively by Aquilacorde.

Hope that help you  8)