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#611579 - 07/15/02 09:29 PM Hammering Yamaha
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One of the things I dislike about Yamaha is their bright sound. I do like their actions, though. I know that hammer makers like Abel produce replacement hammers for the Yamaha pianos, and I'm sure other makers do, also.

Has anyone ever hung a different brand of hammers on a Yamaha, with a darker result?
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#611580 - 07/16/02 01:48 PM Re: Hammering Yamaha
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Yes, he was a tech at a university and he put Ronson hammers on one and got a "that is not a Yamaha sound" from the visiting Yamaha tech
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#611581 - 07/16/02 04:27 PM Re: Hammering Yamaha
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I had a college instructor who had different hammers put on his Yamaha, after having his tech try every voicing trick he could think of. He still doesn't like it even with the new hammers and pretty much only practices on his old M&H now.

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#611582 - 07/16/02 10:26 PM Re: Hammering Yamaha
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Originally posted by ryan:
I had a college instructor who had different hammers put on his Yamaha, after having his tech try every voicing trick he could think of. He still doesn't like it even with the new hammers and pretty much only practices on his old M&H now.

Ryan[/b]
I have this dread of ending up with a piano that I don't like. I can't imagine how this could happen (although it certainly seems to with spouses, on occasion). What was responsible for your instructor's mistake?
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#611583 - 07/17/02 02:15 AM Re: Hammering Yamaha
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You know, I am not exactly sure. I never thought to ask \:\) Next time I talk with him I will ask.

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#611584 - 07/18/02 07:35 PM Re: Hammering Yamaha
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I have steamed voiced some of the newer yamahas. In particular the lower end DisKlavier grands. like the Gh1 and the Gp1. \:\( I have also flooded the hammers with a 20 to 1 solution of rubbing alcahol and fabrik softener on other of the same models. These proceedures have pleased my customers to no end. Especialy in that they wanted to sit in the same room with the piano playing and have some semblence of a conversation with their guests and friends.....
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