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  • Followup:  I finally had a chance to "yank that string up" as Patrick suggested.  It worked out great. I got it level with the other 2 and it sounds much better.  Thanks again for the advice. ------------------------------ William ...

  • Thanks for the advice Patrick.  I will give it a try.  I was just afraid that yanking it up to hard would make matters worse. ------------------------------ William Scaglione North Tonawanda NY 716-471-1565 ---------------------- ...

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    RE: hammer mating

    Patrick, I'm pretty sure that it is ONLY   the  Yamaha grand model GB1K  of  grand models sold in the US that is manufactured in Indonesia along with all  Yamaha upright models shorter than 48" (however the quirky 48" b3 IS made in ...

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    RE: hammer mating

    Yank that string up, I doubt this newish agraffe will break. I noticed a unison on a new Yamaha GC2 (Indonesian made I believe) that sounded bad, and I found  there was quite a wave in one noisy string. High near the striking point, ...

Harpsichord

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    RE: 1979 Zuckerkit

    I didn't find it hard to wind the coil around the pin without a becket hole. I first learned on a small clavichord with miniature pins, so the harpsichord pins seem large to me. In a way it's easier than restringing a zither pin since ...

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    RE: 1979 Zuckerkit

    The Marc Vogel website search has a glitch. If you click on Iron Goods in the left column, you get an error. If you click on Iron Goods in the menu bar, you find them. In the search box, the search term needs to be wrest pins (not ...

  • Thanks Fred, I searched the Vogel site yesterday before posting but those pins did not show up on my search. I am very happy to see they have them should the opportunity arise for replacing becketless, tapered pins somewhere down ...

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    RE: 1979 Zuckerkit

    Yes, Fred, that's what has kept me from doing a whole set of beckless fortepiano pins.... I've seen pre-drilled pins too, but then you have to pay for them, so it would depend on if the owner wishes to do that. Of course, they ...