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Calculating Piano Stringing Scale
By Terry Smythe

Tony Marsico wrote:

> Hi,  Does anyone have an original scale for a Marshall and
> Wendell Ampico grand, 5' 4".  The scale was not original when
> I removed the strings and I'd like to put it back the way it
> was built originally. Any help would be appreciated.

Same thing happened to me with a different piano.  See:

The latter entry includes a clickable link to a computer formula to
calculate string dimensions, as prepared by Doug Rhodes.  I uploaded
that formulae to MMD back in 1996.  When I tried it a few minutes ago,
I got an error message.  Perhaps Robbie or Jody could look into this.

 [ The story and files are now at
 [ See "Mathematics of Stringing" near the bottom.
 [ -- Robbie


Terry Smythe
Winnipeg, MB, Canada

(Message sent Tue 30 Jan 2001, 23:39:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0600.)

Key Words in Subject:  Calculating, Piano, Scale, Stringing

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