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Butchered Yamaha hammers

  • 1.  Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-08-2018 17:26
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    Hi gang,
    Faced with a C6 with two butchered hammers, someone thought this was how to avoid striking badly matched universals. Strings now replaced, but what to do about hammers? Reshape them and they'd really stand out...

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    Zeno Wood
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • 2.  RE: Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-08-2018 18:06
    Zeno,
    I have plenty of replacements (used but not bad) from my rental fleet. Contact me personally.
    Roger Gable





  • 3.  RE: Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-08-2018 21:32
    I'm not recommending this solution, but I did see this creative approach in an old piano I tuned recently:

    Felt glued to striking surface of flattened hammer

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    Floyd Gadd
    Regina SK
    306-502-9103
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  • 4.  RE: Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-09-2018 09:33
    Zeno ~

    Call us at Brooks LTD 800-326-2440 ask for John (I'm not in the office) and we can hook you up.

    Melanie

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    Melanie Brooks
    Brooks, Ltd. Piano Products LLC
    Uncasville CT
    860-848-6605
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  • 5.  RE: Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-09-2018 10:53
    Thank you Roger and Melanie!  I already have a line on a handful of Yamaha hammers.  This why I appreciate this piano community of ours so much!

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    Zeno Wood
    Brooklyn, NY
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  • 6.  RE: Butchered Yamaha hammers

    Posted 03-09-2018 14:29
    Maybe a place to start would be to remove the two shanks & flanges, move the lower shanks up and place the two at the end to install new hammers. I'd rather have replacements on the end than in the center.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
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