Monthly Archives: July 2012

Steinway Damper Lift


Here’s a (not very good) (again – sorry!) picture of re-installing the dampers after re-stringing. First the test dampers are set using the half-blow block:             Then the test dampers are checked against the test … Continue reading

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New Steinway Shanks & Hammers


New shanks & hammers for a 1980 Steinway B model grand meant first sorting them via the tap test. This uses similar skills to selecting each plank of  tone wood for the soundboard, by tapping each shank against a finger … Continue reading

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Another Strike


Talking of strike lines (talking of the wolf, as they say in France), here are 2 more Steinway strike lines – adjusted from the dead straight to the alive curved – simply for the sake of sound… This one is … Continue reading

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