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String Scales in Mason & Hamlin Ampico Pianos
By Jon Page

[ Pat Markey wrote in 140217 MMDigest:

> Because my old wound bass strings were discarded before I got the
> piano back from the restorer, I am not sure that the new strings
> really match the old ones.  (My bass tonal quality is good but I do
> not know if the replacement strings enable it to be at its best.)

Chances are that the restringer purchased the bass strings from a maker
who rescaled.  More is known in this regard now and the new strings are
an improvement over the possibly Aeolian OEM strings.  If they sound
good, they are good.

Jon Page

(Message sent Wed 19 Feb 2014, 10:32:38 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, Hamlin, Mason, Pianos, Scales, String

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