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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

  • Yes, I know people in the Midwest shouldn't have harpsichords and expect them to work...but here we are at a church where the harpsichord I worked on 10 years ago is in kind of sorry shape. I'm trying to come up with some sort of ...

  • The patient is the Zuckermann Flemish that I worked on 10 years ago.  It has the annoying antique pins that are more difficult for some of us to deal with--especially my customer.    I found my post from 10 years ago asking about shimming ...

  • Hi Fred,  Well, ten years later, here we are-I was doing a search- low and behold, deja vu!  This particular Flemish Zuckermann is coming back into my shop and I want to convert it to zither pins. Do you recall any of the details ...

  • Congratulations! On to the next Z-box! :-) ------------------------------ [Don] [McKechnie,] [RPT] [Piano Technician] [dmckech@ithaca.edu] [Home 607.277.7112] ------------------------------