The choice of the tension profile of a set up for bowed instrument for historical repertoires raises a number of doubts all concerning two fundamental questions:
a) what I choose will be historically correct?
b) is it going to cause problems of instrumental technique and / or quality performance?
Questions like these are by no means negligible, especially considering that the answer refers to a subject,- the survey on string setup for historical instruments -which is relatively young and therefore subject to potential and continuous updating. A careful reading of already known historical sources and of those more recently discovered, the contemporary rediscovery of the French and Italian historical method to manufacture gut strings (method that produces results substantially different from those obtained following the modern techniques that are aimed, above all, to produce stiff modern harp st...