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#639908 - 12/11/02 06:23 PM Topmost damper (Young Chang)
rrattigan Offline
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Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 10
Loc: Boston MA
I just bought a piano (a brand new 52 inch young chang upright), and it was delivered in an apparently unprepped, unregulated state (despite the salesman's assurances that they typically performed $1000 of work on prepping new pianos before delivery.

I mentioned one defect (among many) to the salesman, specifically that the topmost damper was not touching all three strings. He claimed that this is how it is designed, and that yound chang shave the top damper. This might not be unreasonable, as I suppose that it would to some extend make the change in tone between damped and undamped strings slightly more gradual. But on visual inspection, it just looks like the damper is shifted left.

Can anyone illuminate me as to whether this is by design, or just a quick thinking salesman...

TIA

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#639909 - 12/11/02 09:20 PM Re: Topmost damper (Young Chang)
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Registered: 08/17/02
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rrattigan,some manufacturers do shave out a little piece of the top most dampers felt to make a smoother transition from the damped to un-damped strings.The damper should not be bent to the left or right to accomplish this.Hope this helps. \:\)
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#639910 - 12/31/02 08:14 PM Re: Topmost damper (Young Chang)
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Registered: 11/06/02
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Loc: Boulder, Colorado
rrattigan:
Indeed YC clips the corner on the top damper. This is in theory to ease the transition between the dampered, and undampered keys. I'm sure you have other issues with the piano, but don't let this little bugger bug you anymore. \:\)

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#639911 - 01/01/03 05:21 PM Re: Topmost damper (Young Chang)
TomtheTuner Offline
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Registered: 07/29/01
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Loc: Melbourne, Florida USA
Ya gotta love YC salesmen. Consistancy is so wonderful to see. Also YAMAHA started that practice of smoothing out the transition between damped and undamped strings about 30 years ago. I'm glad to see YC figgered out that it works
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#639912 - 01/02/03 01:19 AM Re: Topmost damper (Young Chang)
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Thomas:
Many upright pianos have been made this way for a very long time. It's nothing new, not even for YC.
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