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  • Followup:  I finally had a chance to "yank that string up" as Patrick suggested.  It worked out great. I got it level with the other 2 and it sounds much better.  Thanks again for the advice. ------------------------------ William ...

  • Thanks for the advice Patrick.  I will give it a try.  I was just afraid that yanking it up to hard would make matters worse. ------------------------------ William Scaglione North Tonawanda NY 716-471-1565 ---------------------- ...

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    RE: hammer mating

    Patrick, I'm pretty sure that it is ONLY   the  Yamaha grand model GB1K  of  grand models sold in the US that is manufactured in Indonesia along with all  Yamaha upright models shorter than 48" (however the quirky 48" b3 IS made in ...

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    RE: hammer mating

    Yank that string up, I doubt this newish agraffe will break. I noticed a unison on a new Yamaha GC2 (Indonesian made I believe) that sounded bad, and I found  there was quite a wave in one noisy string. High near the striking point, ...

Harpsichord

  • Owen Daly is in Salem. He is a top-notch harpsichord builder. If you can't find his number, email me.-- Douglas Laing 727-539-9602

  • I recommend a beginner's approach because it sounds like you need grounding in basics. Kottick's Harpsichord Owner's Guide is, I believe, the best available introduction. It gives a broad overview and lots of details in ways to help ...

  • You may find Ernest Miller e-book helpful. It's details the constructor Thus, the Harpsichord Project was born. The goal was to take an existing instrument, the 1640 Andreas Ruckers single manual harpsichord, and describe in ...

  • Hello Curtis - Michael Gamble here in UK. Until I retired in 2006, I was for 26 years Piano and Harpsichord Tuner/Technician at Glyndebourne Opera. I have collected a few helpful and encouraging books and list them here. They can usually ...