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#1172337 - 03/31/09 11:18 PM Piano touchweight?
EsotericPianist Offline
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Registered: 10/30/08
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What options are there for me to increase the touchweight or the weight of my piano action? I find it way to light for my taste, I recently had my hammers replaced, however now the touch of my piano has changed, I really do not have the money to call out another technician, is there anything I can do? I have experience working with pianos, I know how to change the key dip, and tune. Please help me!

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#1172338 - 03/31/09 11:20 PM Re: Piano touchweight? [Re: EsotericPianist]
EsotericPianist Offline
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Oh, i forgot to add that I've heard you can strength the hammer springs...but I don't know how to do that, and I dare don't try without a little instruction from someone, anybody know how to do that? or any other suggestions too!

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#1172365 - 04/01/09 12:37 AM Re: Piano touchweight? [Re: EsotericPianist]
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What kind of piano? Grand or upright? What brand hammers? Does it feel light or is it just hard to play softly? How extensive a regulation did it receive after the hammers were replaced?
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#1172674 - 04/01/09 02:47 PM Re: Piano touchweight? [Re: Dale Fox]
EsotericPianist Offline
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It is a grand piano, with renner hammers, it just feels light, it isn't hard to play soft. It received a full regulation to standard specs...but before the hammer replacement it wasn't at standard I believe, a technician a few years ago I believe created more tension for me by doing something with the dampers? I know standard is probably what you are supposed to like...but I like my piano to be around 52-55 gram touchweight as opposed to 48 grams which it is now.

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