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#2178784 - 11/07/13 11:02 PM Kawai RX-2 string scale??
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Anyone have a plain wire stringing scale for a Kawai RX-2? It's supposedly stamped on the bridge of the piano I am analyzing, but some of the numbers are illegible. Any help appreciated. Otherwise, I contact Kawai but don't know if I can reach them until Monday.

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#2178800 - 11/07/13 11:53 PM Re: Kawai RX-2 string scale?? [Re: kpembrook]
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It is in the Kawai parts manual, available for download from the Kawai website. I figure it is better to direct you there for all their information rather than copy it out. This is the link to the download page.
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#2178820 - 11/08/13 12:57 AM Re: Kawai RX-2 string scale?? [Re: kpembrook]
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Keith, it might be good to remember that the wire sizes don't necessarily correspond to AWG, though they will be close.
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#2178834 - 11/08/13 01:53 AM Re: Kawai RX-2 string scale?? [Re: kpembrook]
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The numbers in the manual correspond to the numbers on the bridge, no matter what wire is used.
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#2178839 - 11/08/13 02:41 AM Re: Kawai RX-2 string scale?? [Re: kpembrook]
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Lots of information in those downloads, thanks BDB. No doubt the string gauges are the metric gauge, roughly 1/2 size smaller than AWG.
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#2179385 - 11/08/13 10:57 PM Re: Kawai RX-2 string scale?? [Re: Supply]
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Thanks all. thumb smile
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