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Offline gsoler

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Tuning hammer recommendation
« on: August 20, 2019, 12:29:40 PM »
Hi!

I had a piano tuner visiting, and he told me my current piano tuner hammer is not good enough. (Yes, I usually tune myself).

What do you recommend for a piano hammer key #2, buget-friendly and easy shipping to Norway?

Could I expect this one to be up for the task:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Piano-Tuning-Hammer-with-Jujule-wood-handle-with-tip-2/264271791764

Offline themaximillyan

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Re: Tuning hammer recommendation
«Reply #1 on: August 28, 2019, 01:18:32 PM »
Hi!

I had a piano tuner visiting, and he told me my current piano tuner hammer is not good enough. (Yes, I usually tune myself).

What do you recommend for a piano hammer key #2, buget-friendly and easy shipping to Norway?

Could I expect this one to be up for the task:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Piano-Tuning-Hammer-with-Jujule-wood-handle-with-tip-2/264271791764
hi,gsoler
if during the course of your tunings the edges of your tuning pin do not have " a licking", obvious barr notches of a metal, etc., then why change your hammer now? Use your tuning hammer. To ensure the durability of your pitch after your tuning use the (9-12) tuning's technique.
Regards, Max

Offline gsoler

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Re: Tuning hammer recommendation
«Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 01:29:13 PM »
hi,gsoler
if during the course of your tunings the edges of your tuning pin do not have " a licking", obvious barr notches of a metal, etc., then why change your hammer now? Use your tuning hammer. To ensure the durability of your pitch after your tuning use the (9-12) tuning's technique.
Regards, Max
Yes, improving my tuning technique is important. Isn't it 11-14? Sorry, my russian is two words only :)
I ordered a K&M 166. If it works well, then good if not. Well, it's rather cheap.
My current hammer doesn't go long enough down on the pin I believe.

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Re: Tuning hammer recommendation
«Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 02:28:50 AM »
Yes, improving my tuning technique is important. Isn't it 11-14? Sorry, my russian is two words only :)
I ordered a K&M 166. If it works well, then good if not. Well, it's rather cheap.
My current hammer doesn't go long enough down on the pin I believe.
hi, gsoler
then you need to wait for your new hammer. No (11-14)  is a different technique.
If you will work (9-12) only up, then you can save a wooden bush and a hole of your pinblock. This happens because in this position(9-12)  a string does not push to on a pin  extra pressure pounds .
good luck,

Offline gsoler

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Re: Tuning hammer recommendation
«Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 04:02:14 PM »
hi, gsoler
then you need to wait for your new hammer. No (11-14)  is a different technique.
If you will work (9-12) only up, then you can save a wooden bush and a hole of your pinblock. This happens because in this position(9-12)  a string does not push to on a pin  extra pressure pounds .
Thank you very much! That makes sense :)

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Re: Tuning hammer recommendation
«Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 08:03:09 AM »
Thank you very much! That makes sense :)
I will be very grateful if you can shoot a small 2-3 minute video, where explaining behind the scenes in English: "why I putting drive  my palm so there to  the handle of  a hammer (9-12) up." I hope that soon time you have your new hammer
  Regards, Max