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#2032004 - 02/12/13 05:20 PM Steinway Upright Replacement Overdampers
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Registered: 01/19/12
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Loc: Los Angeles
I'm trying to find a set of replacement over dampers for my recently rebuilt 1911 K. The originals were lost long ago, and I can't seem to find new replacements on-line. Does anyone know where I might find a set?


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#2032011 - 02/12/13 05:35 PM Re: Steinway Upright Replacement Overdampers [Re: Playhouse]
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I just make them from wire and felt when I need them.
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#2037035 - 02/21/13 03:50 PM Re: Steinway Upright Replacement Overdampers [Re: BDB]
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If you have to make them and are pushed for felt then a very firm "plastic" foam works well as it can be cut to shape with a sharp knife and then glued to wood strip backing.
If all the hinged action pieces are missing you need a cabinet maker!

#2037042 - 02/21/13 04:03 PM Re: Steinway Upright Replacement Overdampers [Re: Playhouse]
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Foam is not a substitute for felt, and there is no wood backing on these dampers.

If you are a stickler for accuracy, the lower dampers on these Steinways can be made using a wood backing. You can get thin plywood at a hobby shop that works well for the core. I use grand shank rest felts for these and the overdampers.
Semipro Tech


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