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    RE: pedals

    Drum set players who use two kick drums typically have their right foot on their primary kick drum pedal at all times, and their left foot on either their hi-hat pedal or the the pedal for the second kick drum. The second kick drum pedal is next to the ...

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    RE: GH - 1 question

    Peter, No...this was done in the customer's living room, so I limited my self to living room appropriate modifications. I would have reconfigured the counterbearing and underfelt, but did not, as what I would want to do would be too difficult to do in ...

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    RE: pedals

    This topic interests me greatly! I had a customer whose right leg could not operate the damper pedal. She bought a Bosendorfer concert grand and they made a special four pedal lyre. The far left fourth pedal was connected by metal braces that connected ...

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    RE: GH - 1 question

    Jim, Out of curiosity, when you rescaled and restrung this piano, do you recall what kind of downbearing measurements you encountered on teardown, and then did you make alterations in any way to the downbearing when you re-assembled? Pwg ------------------------------ ...

  • David L, Here is a redo of the Weber rib scale. With my new parameters of measurement and related factors now complete. I was curious what you think after running it through your spreadsheet. Thanks -chris #caveman ​ ------------------------------ ...

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  • Geoff's question about string tension brings to mind a question that has been unclear to me since day one. How do we define high tension scales verses low tension scales etc.? In the past, the answer given to me has been defined by the amount of string ...

  • A customer has a Ridgewood grand piano with a damaged bass leg. The leg was damaged in a move. The Ridgewood piano is no longer being made. It appears that I'm going to have to find someone to custom reproduce this leg. Does anyone have a suggestion?

  • I have studied Lehman's theory very thoroughly, and have concluded that it is essentially analogous to the book The Da Vinci Code: it has enough historical speculation to appear plausible, but it is pure and simple fantasy. Let us start by stating ...

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  • Today I had a customer ask me to tune his piano to "256 cps", but he didn't know which note he was referring to. I presumed he meant C4 because that is the closest note (when tuned to standard pitch) to his 256cps request. Because I tune aurally and ...