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Voicing

  • I almost posted something similar to Cy's post, but with only one minor difference. I would recommend David's Stanwood's "Spike & Peen" method of fairly shallow and very safe method of voicing first.  This along with at least minor ...

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    RE: Yamaha GB1 Voicing

    All your suggestions are great: get the DC going, etc. But 90% of pianos can be improved by hammer filing (just until faint grooves remain). If still bright, sugar-coating with a tool like Jim Coleman’s twelve-needle tool does wonders, ...

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    RE: Yamaha GB1 Voicing

    More information via email exchange- the Dampp Chaser needs the tank serviced, new pads etc Because of company at clients house the month of August I am not going until next month. Piano was new when purchases 8-9 years ago and it ...

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    RE: Yamaha GB1 Voicing

    Before you seriously soften the hammers, I think you should help the owner experiment with the room. Put a thick rug under the piano. (Jack in the Box might be helpful to have along for this.) Try a thin woolen blanket laid over the ...

Harpsichord

  • Hi Michael, You mentioned this book to me a while back and I did purchase a copy from Amazon. Very informative and thanks for the recommendation. It is interesting to read how Martin Huggett describes the personality of de Blaise ...

  • Hi, Michael, Thank you very much for posting this. I've looked for this book; but, because of the swampy nature of my alleged mind, could never quite remember either the author's name; or enough of the actual title. Now, thanks ...

  • Michael Gamble < mg@magfilms.co.uk > 22 Sep 2018, 07:38 (1 day ago) to DoNotReply A friend of mine (now long dead, unfortunately), John Paul wrote a book "Modern ...

  • Hi Fred, It is bizarre! In the Zuckermann book there is mention about how a workman at the de Blaise shop apparently put the 8' bridge in the wrong location (2 inches further back than the drawing) but then de Blaise decided it needed ...