Mechanical Music Digest  Archives
You Are Not Logged In Login/Get New Account
Please Log In. Accounts are free!
Logged In users are granted additional features including a more current version of the Archives and a simplified process for submitting articles.
Home Archives Calendar Gallery Store Links Info
MMD > Archives > August 1998 > 1998.08.18 > 16Prev  Next


Regulating Reproducing Grand Piano Action
By Mike Walter

Hi everyone, Jim Heyworth mentioned a problem he is encountering with
action performance once new hammers were installed.  If the player
operated properly when the old hammers were in the piano, then
satisfactory performance should be obtained with the new hammers in --
if the technician received the proper hammers to install -- and if the
technician took the time to reregulate the piano action after the new
hammers were installed.

Since Jim mentioned that the technician was not that familiar with
players, he may not be aware of the "different" regulation that can be
used for player pianos, especially grands.

This was specifically addressed in a recent AMICA Bulletin, where a
reprint from the Service Department of the Ampico Corp. was included
in the bulletin.  The reprint was called: "Lecture in Grand Action
Regulating" and was written by E. S. Werolin during the 1920s, I
believe.

While not especially expressed in terms which could be read by the
neophyte, the booklet does include information which, if followed
properly, will lead to the proper playing of your Ampico.  For non-
Amicans, if you send an e-mail to Robin Pratt, the publisher of the
AMICA Bulletin, he may have an extra copy or two.  His e-mail address
is <pianola@aol.com>.  (Hope you don't mind, Robin!)

Best wishes,

Mike Walter


(Message sent Tue 18 Aug 1998, 03:20:17 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Action, Grand, Piano, Regulating, Reproducing

Home    Archives    Calendar    Gallery    Store    Links    Info   


Enter text below to search the MMD Website with Google



CONTACT FORM: Click HERE to write to the editor, or to post a message about Mechanical Musical Instruments to the MMD

Unless otherwise noted, all opinions are those of the individual authors and may not represent those of the editors. Compilation copyright 1995-2019 by Jody Kravitz.

Please read our Republication Policy before copying information from or creating links to this web site.

Click HERE to contact the webmaster regarding problems with the website.

Please support publication of the MMD by donating online

Pay via PayPal

No PayPal account required

                                     
Translate This Page

. .