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  • Ed, I'm not rejecting Fred's advice to not leap on every online offer that comes along. I'm trying to ask for results from someone who's used it; from what I gather, no one here has.  You say, "we have not heard any recommendations ...

  • Ben, Fred Sturm has been tuning pianos since before you were born. You might consider having an open mind to his freely given, highly educated and experienced advice. By the way, I get similar voicing results in 2 minutes with a wire ...

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  • Hello All, Thank you all who replied. My point in asking about it was not to turn this thread into a bash session, but rather to get real information from someone who has used it. Please, if you have not used the rapid voicing method ...

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    RE: Rapid Voicer Method

    My guess would be that he heard about Stanwood's compass point method, made a small change and set out to monetize it. The "doctorate " is no doubt courtesy of MPA. Don't waste your money. Regards, Fred Sturm fssturm@unm.edu ...

Harpsichord

  • Frank, I agree that the work is best done in the workshop. Unfortunately I cannot take it in just now and the customer would like the work done sooner rather than much later. Just bad timing. Given the type of tuning pins ...

  • We have to convince people that these kind of repairs must be undertaken in the workshop. I don't suppose you can simply loosen strings to replace gap spacers. That would make things easier. Frank French frank@tunersart.com ...

  • I had my first session on the gap spacing repair on this Zuckermann. Interesting things were revealed! I wish I had the room at home in my workspace to do the work. It is not ideal doing this repair in a home. I had my gap spacers ...

  • Thanks for the suggestions Fred. If I do give it a go, it will not be outside tomorrow. 1 to 3" of snow expected! There might be some workspace in the garage. Don McKechnie, RPT dmckech@ithaca.edu 607.277.7112 ...