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   RE: Yamaha GH1 scale
 From: Larry Messerly
 To: Pianotech
 Posted: 12-06-2017 12:17
 Message: Important information missing. Is this Nate's piano or a client's piano? Is the customer complaining?

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Larry Messerly, RPT
Bringing Harmony to Homes
www.lacrossepianotuning.com
ljmesserly@gmail.com
928-899-7292
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Original Message:
Sent: 12-06-2017 01:31
From: Delwin Fandrich
Subject: Yamaha GH1 scale

Doing it now, I would also add a short auxiliary rib.

ddf

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Delwin D Fandrich
Fandrich Piano Company, Inc.
Piano Design and Manufacturing Consulting Services -- Worldwide
6939 Foothill Ct SW -- Olympia, WA 98512 -- USA
Phone 360.515.0119 -- Mobile 360.388.6525



Original Message------

Del Fandrich and I did one of these for one of my clients a few years ago with reasonably good results. I believe we had to add at least one hitch pin to the plate. We kept the original trichord agraffs, and just used the outside holes. The trichord dampers worked fine as bichord dampers.

Del also installed a pretty hefty brass weight to the underside of the end of the bridge to help lower the volume and increase the sustain of those last couple of notes.

A key part of these types of jobs is lowering the client's explanation. Del was clear to tell the client that the problem won't be fixed, but it will be "less bad".

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Ryan Sowers
Olympia WA
360-705-4160
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