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  • I'll be re-using the originals in this case. How much under the outer diameter of the threaded shank do you drill? ------------------------------ Karl Roeder Pompano Beach FL ------------------------------

  • I'm not sure how this translates to older actions, but with modern actions the distance from the string plane to the wippen action center will be about 2.0 mm less than the distance from the string plane to the hammerbutt action center. I.e., the distance ...

  • Sure. I use PVC-E glue so as not to have a hard glue line to cause the drill bit to drift if the new hole is in close proximity. Will you be upgrading to WNG capstans? ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page ------------------------------

  • Mr. Page, lacking access to old upright keys I wonder if sugar pine rib stock would work? ------------------------------ Karl Roeder Pompano Beach FL ------------------------------

  • Set the hammer at half blow and mark on the cushion where the magic line intersects. If the heels are angled, draw a line thru that point perpendicular to the heel. With the hammer reset at half blow, extend the line onto the key. This is a good place ...

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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 only ...