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Transportation of the Guzheng

 
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Do you remove the bridges from your Guzheng when transporting it?
Yes, and I loosen the Strings
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Yes, but i do not loosen the strings
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No, I keep the bridges on when i transport it
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Maku
Plywood


Joined: 03 Sep 2010
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:27 pm    Post subject: Transportation of the Guzheng Reply with quote

Hello everyone,

I want to bring my Guzheng to school to play/perform in a Musician's club. I read in my "Sound of China" manual, the bridges should be removed before transporting to prevent damage to both the bridges and Guzheng.

Should I remove the bridges? If so, Should I loosen the strings and then remove the bridges (meaning I would have to re-tune later?)

What do you recommend?

Should i maybe put some form of a marker under the strings where the bridges are, so that putting the bridges back would be very simple? i jut really do not like de-tuning and re-tuning Sad
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davidmdahl
Nanmu Mica


Joined: 31 Oct 2005
Posts: 207
Location: Portland, Oregon USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Maku,

I would remove the bridges only when shipping the guzheng or storing it for a long time. If you are taking it to a lesson or gig, leave the bridges in place. Of course, be very careful.

Best wishes,

David
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Maku
Plywood


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok then, thank you very much David!
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chineseharp
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Joined: 09 Feb 2010
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Location: Minnesota, USA

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, definetly leave the bridges on unless you need to travel for long distance or on a plane!
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Maku
Plywood


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, yeah I did take it to school yesterday actually, left the bridges on, i was scared at first, but nothing bad happened Very Happy
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