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#1351098 - 01/16/10 12:44 PM Which tuning lever to get?
Zooplibob Offline
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I have a grand piano and would like to correct the unisons that go out of tune between the tunings. Does it matter which lever I get? Does "rosewood" make a difference? For my purposes, which ones of these would get the job done cheapest?

http://www.pianosupplies.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=tuninglevers

Thanks!
Jeff

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#1351175 - 01/16/10 02:25 PM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: Zooplibob]
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The one that would be best for you would be the one you can most afford.
Forget the student hammer.........

I would go with #4 or #16. Rosewood is nice and all, but you are looking for function not dressy........
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#1351182 - 01/16/10 02:37 PM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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The stationary Yamaha hammer would be a good choice. I think they cost about $80.00.

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#1351228 - 01/16/10 04:09 PM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: JBE]
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Actually, the student hammer might be Ok, but for the extra money you might get piece of mind buying a better one. A longer handle might be easier with which to manipulate the pins.

By the way, when I tune my grand I do not use the longer tip to get over the rim when tuning the high treble. I simply stand to the side of the piano, and work from there.

Hop
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#1351246 - 01/16/10 04:40 PM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: Hop]
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If the student lever is a 15° head you might have problems with flag poling. I have a student right now learning tuning and she is having problems with this. She can’t rest her elbow on the top frame to stabilize her arm.
When she uses my hammer, there is no problem.
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#1351529 - 01/17/10 12:21 AM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
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Thanks for the advice. Ill get the cheapest non-student tuner with the right angle head.

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#1351606 - 01/17/10 02:07 AM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: Zooplibob]
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Registered: 12/19/09
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Check out the Fujan tuning lever.

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#1351669 - 01/17/10 04:09 AM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: QXN]
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Dan, is 10 ° the most used angle (I thought it was 15°) ?

In the treble the lever toward the string work as well as in other regions, (once the pin is in place, of course).

I have seen tuners with extra long tuning tips, I dont recall a piano where I would have need some (may be one old one once).

I have 5° angles and 10 or 15°, I find that making a difference before, but practically none actually (while I dont see what changed).







Edited by Kamin (01/17/10 04:10 AM)
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#1351670 - 01/17/10 04:12 AM Re: Which tuning lever to get? [Re: JBE]
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Originally Posted By: byronje3
The stationary Yamaha hammer would be a good choice. I think they cost about $80.00.


probably the best choice, but it is more for a seasoned tuner may be (less long)
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