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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

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 <>.  (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

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