Monthly Archives: May 2012

Steinway Hammer Strike Position


Once everything – regulating, tuning, voicing – is done, then the hammer strike position can be checked and, if necessary, moved. Just as plucking the strings on a guitar in various positions along their length produces a varying tone (close … Continue reading

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Steinway String Spacing


In the Capo Tasto sections, strings must be aligned with their corresponding hammers. As long as the Capo Tasto has been correctly shaped and smoothened before re-stringing, the strings (even under tension) can easily be tapped left/right with a suitable … Continue reading

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Steinway String Levelling


Once re-strung, the adjustments begin: Levelling the unisons is vital for hammer strike and damper seating. Using a stringing hook, each string is lifted enough to correct the residual string wire curvature, releasing the pressure towards its agraffe. A metal … Continue reading

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Steinway Capo Tasto


The Capo Tasto (plate pressure bar) is central to Steinway’s bright, open treble. When re-stringing, it’s thus essential to re-dress the actual pressure points along the Capo Tasto. This close-up pic shows (not very well reflected in the small mirror) … Continue reading

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