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Poll: Kürschner Strings
Yes, for Classic Arabic tuning --- 8 (61.54%)
Yes, for Arabic high f' Tuning --- 1 (7.69%)
Yes, for old Turkish/Armenian Tuning --- 1 (7.69%)
Yes, for Modern C#-d Turkish Tuning --- 1 (7.69%)
No, they are too expensive --- 1 (7.69%)
No, I don't like them --- 1 (7.69%)

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[*] posted on 1-15-2012 at 02:26 PM
Kürschner Strings


I've been contacted by Kurschner strings to see if I want to carry their strings in my store.

I've heard good things about them, but have never tried them. They are somewhat expensive, although not as expensive as the Pyramid or Savarez Lute strings.

I estimate that their sets, which list for about $38 to $45, I could discount to about $32 to $40. I'm wondering how many people would be interested in buying their strings if they were available at that price?

Please comment if you have other thoughts.

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[*] posted on 1-15-2012 at 10:16 PM


They work well with Trunz and Fadi Matta ouds and I would definitely buy them. Thanks Brian.

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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 07:58 AM


ive already bought their arabic set. it has a great quality but i havent tried a lot of other brands so i cant say it worth it or not.



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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 08:20 AM


hi brian
quality/price they are good stings. The PVF are good for the gg and cc strings. I would surely get them from you.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 09:10 AM


they are great strings-as good as the pyramid customs and less expensive--i would order them from you...
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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 10:13 AM


Brian, since Kurschners has recently changed the string supplier, it may be more informative to request perhaps 10 turkish and 10 arabic sample sets that you could get avid members of this forum to try out intensively in return for feedback for the first month.
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[*] posted on 1-16-2012 at 11:15 AM


Quote: Originally posted by oudistcamp  
Brian, since Kurschners has recently changed the string supplier, it may be more informative to request perhaps 10 turkish and 10 arabic sample sets that you could get avid members of this forum to try out intensively in return for feedback for the first month.


I didn't know about that, do you have any more information?

20 sets is a lot to request as a "sample". They might possibly send me one or two of each if I asked.




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[*] posted on 1-17-2012 at 05:26 AM


They are excellent strings, I could only vote for one type but I would stock Arabic and Arabic light and Turkish also if this is possible. They are perhaps a superior brand to Pyramid lute though I prefer nylon to PVF. I am using Kurschner at the moment and they will certainly take some beating.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2012 at 06:20 AM


Also Brian, that's a good price you are offering, excellent value for money. They have a lovely bright sound to the bass's which warm out nicely over time also. They have an extensive range for various tunings. If you can, why not ask them if they will let you sample the whole oud range in order for you to make a decision on which sets to stock?. Good luck, they will be a great addition if this comes off.



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[*] posted on 1-17-2012 at 01:36 PM



Hi Brian

Yes I'd go for Kurschner. I've used a few arabic sets both medium and lights. I'd prefer Rectified Nylon than PVF but thats just personal preference. I'm using a mixture of Kurschner light for basses with Pyramid lute for trebles and seem to work ok on my Egyptian Moussa.

My only gripe in past has been expense (postage from Germany seems very expensive) and wear around the tied end windings if adjusting string loop height at the bridge.




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[*] posted on 1-19-2012 at 10:33 AM


Hello Brian,
I would be also interested.
Regards brother




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[*] posted on 1-22-2012 at 12:41 PM


Hello!

I'm think I'm maybe the only one that had some "not so good" experience with kuerschner strings

I bought a special set from a luhtier in paris with arabic tuning for 58.5 cm oud

and very quickly (2 or 3 month), the strings oxydated and the D strings had the metal "wound" going away and making terrible noise (I'm sorry for my bad english but I can't find the proper words)

to say it simple : it seems to me that they had'nt a good lifetime for the price I payed
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[*] posted on 1-22-2012 at 12:59 PM


Stos, when did you buy your strings?

As oudistcamp noted, they have somewhat recently changed their strings.
Kurchner has assured me that while they have changed the strings slightly, they have maintained the highest quality. I would be interested to know if your experience was with the old or new strings.

Although, it would be fair to note that any manufacturer can have an occasional defective string; most are very good about responding to these kinds of problems. Almost every manufacturer I deal with has has at least one case of a defective string that I know of . . . it doesn't mean they are bad overall.




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[*] posted on 1-22-2012 at 03:20 PM


Dear oud players,

I am the producer of the Kürschner Strings.
The quality of the Kürschner Strings are known by the oud players all over the world.
But sometimes we see the copy ones. So in order to buy the real ones please check the packet of the original strings
from the link below. As we have been selling them for two years in that packet.

http://www.enstrumansepeti.com/images/products/00/32/88/3288_kucuk....

And,Brian thanks for your informations.
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[*] posted on 1-23-2012 at 06:40 AM


Hmmmmmmmm
I think that I will prefer Brian Though.
Let me know brother when you will bring the strings
Regards from DC




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[*] posted on 1-23-2012 at 12:48 PM


when I first received my oud from Faruk Turunz ,came with a set of Kürschner Strings which i was very happy with, I will be happy to buy it from you.
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[*] posted on 1-25-2012 at 11:59 AM


the kuerschner strings I had problem with where the "older" strings I guess, because it was more than one year ago

I agree that It is possible to have defective strings from every brand, but I just wanted to share my little experience about it

hopefully there are not all like this! ;)
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[*] posted on 1-25-2012 at 03:17 PM


I am considering a package on e-bay, do you think these Kurschner strings are authentic?

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[*] posted on 1-25-2012 at 04:00 PM


Quote: Originally posted by fernandraynaud  
I am considering a package on e-bay, do you think these Kurschner strings are authentic?



:)):)) Fernand, how did you manage to get the same tear??? :applause:




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[*] posted on 1-25-2012 at 07:51 PM


Same housekeeper ;-)
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thumbup.gif posted on 1-26-2012 at 12:52 AM


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[*] posted on 1-26-2012 at 05:13 AM


Thanks, Charlie, for the kind help, but it was a joke in reference to the Manol torn label thread. Forgive me, please.
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[*] posted on 1-26-2012 at 11:59 AM


http://www.kuerschner-saiten.de/


The owner of the Kürschner Strings is BERND KÜRSCHNER.
Kürschner Oud Strings are being made in Turkey for two years.
And they are made by Oud Maker BARIŞ KARATEKELİ, the partner of Bernd Kürschner.
As we told before, we have been using this packet for two years.
You can check it, by sending e-mail to this adress: kuerschner@kuerschner-saiten.de

Thanks for your interest.

Best Regards

BİLGİN KARATEKELİ



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[*] posted on 1-27-2012 at 05:14 AM


Hello
I prefer to Kuerschner strıngs .. ım veryy happy wıth thıs strıng.
Yes thıs ıs rıght . The kuerschner strıngs have made by barıs yekta karatekelı.
I lıvıng istanbul . If ı need strıngs ı call barıs yekta he send me kuerschner strıngs..

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[*] posted on 1-27-2012 at 09:15 AM


CORRECTION. I DELETED AN EARLIER POST AS I HAVE SINCE RECEIVED 2 EMAILS REGARDING THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE BLUE PACKET. THEY ARE INDEED GENUNIE. MY APOLOGIES TO THE SUPPLIERS.



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