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Piano strings are high-tensile steel wires (some in the bass range are also wrapped in copper wiring). The total pulling stress over the whole set of strings inside a piano is equal to roughly 35,000 pounds.

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November 16, 2022

Did You Know?

Piano strings are high-tensile steel wires (some in the bass range are also wrapped in copper wiring). The total pulling stress over the whole set of strings inside a piano is equal to roughly 35,000 pounds.

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