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RE: Strike point

Thanks Jim for the correction, Yes I do mark the top dead center line across the crown of the hammers. I didn't say that precisely in my post. -- Edward McMorrow Edmonds WA 425-299-3431 --


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<Mark centerlines on hammers Ed...I locate the distances as per your ratios, but prove the actual as built strike location on the hammer, which may or may not be top-dead-center, depending. As I custom bore, it usually lines up tdc, but in a generic bore, top-dead-center is not a given to...


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RE: Strike point

Mark center lines on hammers 88, 83, 78, 73, and 68. Center the action position for proper fit in the action cavity. Measure speaking lengths of same notes indicated in first sentence. Multiply the speaking lengths by the following factors to determine how far the center of the hammer should be...


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RE: Strike point

I use the 'rule of 72'. You have enough info now to set note 88. I will then set note 72 at 11/32" as a starting point (saliva on the hammershank​ should keep ot in place for this process). Move it in or out till best overall sound is achieved...then glue it. Strike line is then from note 88 to...


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RE: Strike point

I try to first verify that the whole action doesn't need to come out by checking the sound in the lower capo section at both positions. Make sure some sample hammers are shaped well and fitted to the strings, then listen in both spots. I'm figuring you already did this, but thought some others...


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