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  • It looks like cast brass, I would be careful bending it. Fred Drasche was giving a class on S&S sostenuto, and the piano he was using was an older Steinway which had cast brass brackets and when he was showing how to bend them it broke. ...

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    RE: K25 muting

    Also, the old Papps mutes I have seen were made of wood, which I think stayed in place better. The plastic is more slippery - I find that roughing up the plastic with some course sandpaper helps them stay in place under a test blow. You can also strengthen ...

  • I didn't even lay a magnet on the bracket to see whether it's steel or not, but the upper bend is reinforced with a fillet. I can't see behind the lower bend, but that would be where the bending is intended. If the bracket are really that soft, the bending ...

  • If I recall the recommended method is to bend the brackets. Wim. Sent from my iPhone

  • I sent too early by mistake. I was going to add, remove the nail "permanently" positioning it in order to be able to insert the shim. Regards, Fred Sturm fssturm@comcast.net http://fredsturm.net www.artoftuning.com "A mind is not ...

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