Voicing

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  • 1.  3 Needles or 4?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-25-2017 21:32
    Hi all,

    Everyone I talk to recommends a voicing tool with 3 needles over one with 4. "Yes, it's so much better!"

    My question is, why? What's the science behind it?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Benjamin Sanchez
    Professional Piano Services
    (805)315-8050
    www.professional-piano-services.com
    BenPianoPro@comcast.net
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  • 2.  RE: 3 Needles or 4?

    Posted 05-25-2017 21:40
    Actually, two is even better for fine voicing; three is good for rough voicing where you may need to go deep and need to cover more hammer area. Four, I think, is just overkill and find it more difficult to control.

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  • 3.  RE: 3 Needles or 4?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-25-2017 22:20
    Yes, someone gave me a four needle tool that fits in the combo handle, and it is a little difficult to control. It is also difficult to push the needles in all the way, no matter what length or hammer. Would you recommend taking out the outer needles and converting it to a 2 needle tool?

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    Benjamin Sanchez
    Professional Piano Services
    (805)315-8050
    www.professional-piano-services.com
    BenPianoPro@comcast.net
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  • 4.  RE: 3 Needles or 4?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-25-2017 22:25
    Shorten the needles and it becomes a sugar coating tool.

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    Ed Sutton
    ed440@me.com
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  • 5.  RE: 3 Needles or 4?

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-25-2017 23:03
    Oh the dilemma. . . Which tool to make?

    Thanks, I'll keep those ideas in mind as I ponder the deeper things of life....

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    Benjamin Sanchez
    Professional Piano Services
    (805)315-8050
    www.professional-piano-services.com
    BenPianoPro@comcast.net
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