The laws of physics cannot be repealed or ignored; piano key length
definitely and absolutely has an effect on manual playability.
Leverage of the key, as determined by its total length and the balance
point, has a marked effect on touch weight. Since location of the
hammer and wippen assemblies is determined by the optimal strike point
of the hammer on the string and cannot be changed, a change in key
leverage will have effects that cannot be compensated for by relocation
of the other parts.
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