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  • Cy, one of my most recent examples of success with this Spike & Pein method; In preoaration for our Scholarship concert, I spent about 30 to 40 minutes on one of our older Steinway Ds. About a week later I received this response from ...

  • This link to David's video works better for me:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-BazjScJtk That's a lot more effort with the ball peen hammer than I imagined! The crowns really sound crunchy with laquer  with the compass needling. ...

  • Ingenious as ever, Jon. I like the thumb-sized voicing tool I got from Jurgen. I use it with one needle. It is very easy to use on upright hammers. Looking at his website, I think I may try the ring tool as well. ------------------------------ ...

  • I modified my SVP, one needle and a half-round to insert straight. There is a channel cut into the half-round for the neddle to enter when it is closed. A small seg,ment of player tubing hold it together. The Bloduc tool is ...

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    RE: KIngston tongues

    Thanks guys, reached him and had a good email discussion about his instruments in South Louisiana. Zuckermann is supplying his jacks and tongues now. And thanks to Fred, I was over thinking the whole thing, visualizing two holes and ...

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    RE: KIngston tongues

    The email Ed Sutton gave is current. I think he can supply some tongues - he was talking about doing a new mold, but I'm not sure that happened. To add a metal spring to a delrin tongue, saw a kerf (xacto saw) in line with the ...

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    RE: KIngston tongues

    Dave  Try kingstoncembalo@comporium.net ------------------------------ Ed Sutton ed440@me.com (980) 254-7413 ------------------------------

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    KIngston tongues

    Any one know if he is still supplying parts? If not, didnt Fred Sturm have a spring replacement technique for these? I hate to think about replacing jacks just for a half dozen broken springs... ------------------------------ ---Dave ...