Daily Archives: January 31, 2015

Check-Hammer Alignment

Once the hammers are aligned to the strings (and travelled & burned) – and, of course, the keys levelled & spaced (with any required straightening, via steaming or planing) – the checks can be aligned to the hammers (hammer tails), … Continue reading


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Half Blow

The Half Blow and its correct adjustment are vital to tonal control and evenness of touch weight (also this latter is primarily determined by appropriate Weighing Out of the keys – on this, more anon). On sensible instruments (alas, not … Continue reading

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