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How to reface the Hammer (Read 4249 times)

Offline Le-ackt

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How to reface the Hammer
« on: January 08, 2003, 03:41:29 AM »
Do you know how to Reface the Hammer by yourself ???
of cause is easy to just pay a Techician to do so , but I kinda want to know how to do so too , besides I dont feel like letting the Technician do everything , since it is MY piano , so i wonder how to do the Refacing Hammer ~

Offline Brian Lawson, RPT

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Re: How to reface the Hammer
«Reply #1 on: January 08, 2003, 08:26:06 PM »
Buy yourself Piano Servicing Tuning Rebuilding - Arthur A. Reblitz. more than just hammer refacing
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Re: How to reface the Hammer
«Reply #2 on: January 09, 2003, 02:12:50 AM »

Offline rachfan

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Re: How to reface the Hammer .  
«Reply #3 on: January 20, 2003, 01:37:37 AM »
I advise against refacing and/or revoicing hammers yourself.  If you want to do some regulation chores, there are some you can do that can be easily undone or readjusted as necessary.  But if you file and reshape a hammer improperly, undoing the damage means taking even more material off, or even having to replace the hammer.  Bear in mind too, there are some tuners who are not qualified to do that particular operation and who defer to other trained technicians.  If you have a decent piano, I would leave that particular job to the pros.
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Offline tosca1

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Re: How to reface the Hammer
«Reply #4 on: January 21, 2003, 02:34:57 AM »
I completely agree with Rachfan as it would be so easy to do irrevocable damage to the piano if an unqualified person were to start refacing  or even voicing the hammers.

However, Le-ackt has raised a good point and as piano players the more we know about the technical side of our instrument, the better our understanding is of what to do when problems do arise and indeed of the complex issue of piano sound production.

Leave it to the professionals,  but learn as much as you can about the instrument we devote ourselves to.  
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