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#2127083 - 08/02/13 06:50 PM Green Hammers!?
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Has anybody seen green hammers? Schiller upright 1929.
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#2127091 - 08/02/13 07:05 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Yes, I have seen hammers exactly like those on a 100+ year old Collard and Collard upright. They did not look original however. Seemed to make a good tone.
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#2127101 - 08/02/13 07:20 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Looks cool!
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#2127118 - 08/02/13 07:45 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Originally Posted By: That Guy


Has anybody seen green hammers? Schiller upright 1929.


Yup! Different kind of green, though... $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ wink

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#2127120 - 08/02/13 07:51 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Sure have .... seen them in green and grey. Not often though, but there again I dare say being in the game for so many years I think maybe I have come across most strange things not normally regarded as the norm.
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#2127136 - 08/02/13 08:30 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Seemed to make a good tone.


They did have a nice mellow sound. I liked it.
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#2127139 - 08/02/13 08:34 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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It's a new one on me.

With red bridle tips you'd have a nice Christmas piano!
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#2127298 - 08/03/13 03:40 AM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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possible rabbit felt (grey in its natural condition/state)



Edited by Olek (08/03/13 03:44 AM)
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#2127364 - 08/03/13 08:58 AM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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I've never seen green hammers like that, but I did tune a piano a while back where all of the other felts were done in purple. Looked fancy!
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#2127442 - 08/03/13 12:23 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: Ryan Hassell]
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Honky-tonk was sometimes performed in saloons, etc., on old uprights with open front and rather gaudy embellishments on hammers and harp. Have even seen thumbtacks placed in the strike points for added tonk to the honky.


Edited by bkw58 (08/03/13 12:25 PM)
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#2127445 - 08/03/13 12:27 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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I think those are Samiam Green ham(mers), without the eggs!
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#2127446 - 08/03/13 12:28 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
I think those are Samiam Green ham(mers), without the eggs!


sick
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#2127450 - 08/03/13 12:37 PM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: bkw58]
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Originally Posted By: bkw58
Originally Posted By: BDB
I think those are Samiam Green ham(mers), without the eggs!


sick




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#2128850 - 08/06/13 08:57 AM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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Rabbit felt.

The fiber is certainly very thin



Used usually for hat making

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felt



Edited by Olek (08/06/13 09:00 AM)
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#2129338 - 08/07/13 09:49 AM Re: Green Hammers!? [Re: That Guy]
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There's nothing like Mr. Fadini rabbit felt! :-) .
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