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#1311112 - 11/23/09 07:04 PM Wippen Rebuild Question
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Registered: 10/20/09
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Hi,

Please see photos:

http://my.imageshack.us/v_images.php

I took off one of the wippens from my piano action (baby grand - Mason & Risch). I want to clean up each wippen but not do any unnecessary work. I have very little experience with wippens and was looking for some advise on what (if any) work needs to be done to fix them up.

I was thinking about replacing the felts but they seem to be OK with lots of room left for adjustment. I was thinking maybe of replacing the Capstan felt?

The springs seem fine - but not sure how to judge this - they have reasonable tension on them.

Should I find a wippen that needs replacing what would I replace it with? A generic one and canabalize what parts I can from the original?

Appreciate any feedback on thoughts on the condition of the wippen.


Thanks

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#2372324 - 01/11/15 12:14 PM Re: Wippen Rebuild Question [Re: AUTPHF]
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