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  • 1.  What's it for

    Posted 11-26-2021 17:56


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    Martin Snow
    South Burlington VT
    617-543-1030
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  • 2.  RE: What's it for

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11-26-2021 18:53
    Is this a quiz or a query? :-)

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    Floyd Gadd
    Regina SK
    306-502-9103
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  • 3.  RE: What's it for

    Posted 11-26-2021 19:11
    Query

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    Martin Snow
    South Burlington VT
    617-543-1030
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  • 4.  RE: What's it for

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11-26-2021 20:08
    If it was clipped on the music rack, would it keep the page open?

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    Steven Rosenthal
    Honolulu HI
    808-521-7129
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  • 5.  RE: What's it for

    Posted 11-26-2021 21:17
    Hmm interesting. ...maybe

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    Martin Snow
    South Burlington VT
    617-543-1030
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  • 6.  RE: What's it for

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11-27-2021 17:54
    Just for gits & shiggles I posted this question on FB. This was the answer.

    It's a blow distance, let off (1/16"), and checking distance gage. The backcheck is just a handle.

    Picture the common 5-in-1 gauge for grand regulation. This works similarly.

    I'm guessing that the distance between the bottom (as assembled) of the backcheck and the bottom of the wire that's resting on the fall board is a typical or desired blow distance measurement.

    Just slip the wire down through the strings; the backcheck will prevent it falling in to the piano, and will also act as a stop, so that the attached wire acts as a hammer height target.

    Tipped sideways, it could work similarly to give a visual reference for checking height (I'm guessing width of the square bend is ~3/8").

    And depending on the wire thickness, you could maybe also use it for setting letoff and/or drop.

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    Maggie Jusiel, RPT
    Athens, WV
    (304)952-8615
    mags@timandmaggie.net
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  • 7.  RE: What's it for

    Posted 11-27-2021 18:06
    Maggie these are great suggestions thanks !
    www.snowpianos.com

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    Martin Snow
    South Burlington VT
    617-543-1030
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  • 8.  RE: What's it for

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11-27-2021 18:12
    Sure. I should have given credit to Atsundo Aikawa & Mike Byrley who gave the answers I combined to post here. I'm just the messenger. 😉

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    Maggie Jusiel, RPT
    Athens, WV
    (304)952-8615
    mags@timandmaggie.net
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  • 9.  RE: What's it for

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11-27-2021 18:19
    and here I was, thinking that the slight red color on the backcheck was lipstick…

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    William Ballard RPT
    WBPS
    Saxtons River VT
    802-869-9107

    "Our lives contain a thousand springs
    and dies if one be gone
    Strange that a harp of a thousand strings
    should keep in tune so long."
    ...........Dr. Watts, "The Continental Harmony,1774
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