Thanks for the recording Tim. Your lovely playing and especially sensitive voicing of the Brahms shows that they are ore than capable of producing lots of tone color. Are they as controllable at higher dynamic levels?
Hi Mel et al.
I love the Abel Naturals and have installed them on Steinway, Mason and Hamlin, Baldwin and even a couple Yamaha grands. They all sounded so much better than what I had to work with. I think I've installed at least a dozen. I took an all day seminar with Wally several years ago in Lincoln, NE and fell in love with them.
Yes, there is no cupping on the crowns of these hammers. I do pre-voicing procedures taught by Wally and find after hanging them, are very easy to work with and can voice up or down with relatively little work.