Monthly Archives: November 2012

Damper Felt Trim


Damper felts, especially the split wedges, need trimming after some years of use. Typically, these Yamaha split wedges had become so long, they still hung between the strings (dampening them) when lifted by key or pedal. Further more (also especially … Continue reading

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String Clean


A good String Clean can be done at any time of year! All accessible parts of the non-wound strings can be rubbed down with a carborundum rubber. Of course, this doesn’t improve the sound, but it does reduce the collection … Continue reading

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Hammer Maintenance Re-Face


The re-facing of hammers is always a compromise moving towards a re-felting of hammers. As long as there has been no need to re-align hammers to their strings – which would necessitate a full re-face of the hammer(s) – the … Continue reading

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