Baiji: to Maintain Silk Strings for Musical Instruments

Baiji: to Maintain Silk Strings for Musical Instruments

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: herbs, Chinese medicine, Baiji, Bletilla striata, cotton, wool felt, cotton felt

A pad infused with Baiji, derived from an orchid. A decoction of Bletilla striata is applied lightly to Silk Strings to keep them clean and supple. Tiny threads are brought back in place, and the life of your strings is extended. It dries almost instantly, and your strings do not need to be adjusted. Often, you will find yourself tuning down..not up.

In regard to Silk Strings for musical instruments there has often been a somewhat cryptic reference to "Chinese Medicine." In fact, this medicine has been standard treatment for internal bleeding for several thousand years.

After a long search, years ago, I came to the conclusion that traditional string makers in China had used this decoction of Bletilla striata along with fish glue and rice starch to stabilize their glue mixtures. This is what is meant in reference to "Traditional Chinese Medicine"
in regard to silk musical strings.

A journey to South Carolina for personal reasons also put me in a way of aquiring the roots of this small orchid. I added the extract soon after and found it to be very effective, and now continue to maintain the flowers and root in my gardens.

I had been including some pads along with the Qin strings for several years now, but now that I have a bigger supply of Bletilla in my garden, I am making this available in my store.

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Lawrence P Kaster     鐵野兔

Lawrence P Kaster 鐵野兔

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Charles Tsua Sep 27, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Lawrence's strings for the qin are rather different from the normal Chinese and Japanese ones. He's developed them from his own research and trial and error to create a very unique set which are a worthy addition to the market of silk string qin players. His strings are twisted finer and more white that standard Chinese ones. They are also smoother and softer due to his own glue concoction used to make the strings. The user of standard Chinese silk strings will be surprised by the soft, smooth and elastic feel of them and their whiteness. Being able to select the gauges to suit your instrument is also a welcome bonus. Lawrence is also very attentive of the after service. There was some problem with the 0.72mm string I was sent and this was resolved promptly by sending me another that was perfect. Highly recommended.

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Luc Ardourel Apr 14, 2021

2 out of 5 stars

Where are the shopsticks? I saw them on the photo! But there is nothing in the case! The case is nice but I'm very disapointed

Response from Lawrence P Kaster 鐵野兔

Please read the description, and order Yarrow stalks separately when they are available.

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Fay Lee Dec 26, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful items! Received it fast. Really enjoyed using the yao staves for an I Ching reading...a lot smoother process and very pleasant experience than pausing each time to record a line. Resulted in neater notes as well. I look forward to using the staves and box again in the future when I feel drawn to doing more I Ching readings for myself!

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Uampa Oct 15, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

These feel great! I have been looking for these type of strings for a long time and they last even longer! I would recommend these to anyone.

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