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#641801 - 07/21/08 09:04 PM voicing Yamaha
Kanga Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Yerevan Armenia
Hello - I recently asked a tuner to do a little voicing on my 25 year old U1- I showed her the notes that I thought stuck out - I thought they sounded harsh compared to the others. I didn't watch what she did but now they stick out the other way...they sound muffled and more quiet than the other keys. Will the keys become more even over time as the newly voiced ones are played? Can this be fixed? Is it possible that these hammers have been worked w/too much and have been ruined?

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#641802 - 07/21/08 11:26 PM Re: voicing Yamaha
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
You need to be there for the voicing. We can't voice it to our liking, we need to voice it to your liking otherwise, we're guessing how you like it.

It can be brought back up again with a little hammer filing probably.

Are they ruined? Impossible to tell from here. Depends on how experienced she was in her voicing skills...
Jerry Groot RPT
Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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#641803 - 07/22/08 12:06 AM Re: voicing Yamaha
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They may come back on their own.
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#641804 - 07/22/08 07:45 AM Re: voicing Yamaha
Kanga Offline
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Registered: 01/31/05
Posts: 9
Loc: Yerevan Armenia
I think I'd like to have someone else come take a look at it and try to even out the sound. Does the voicer need to be experienced w/Yamaha in particular? Any recommendations for good voicer in the Washington DC area?

#641805 - 07/22/08 09:19 PM Re: voicing Yamaha
Jeff A. Smith, RPT Offline
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Registered: 12/01/03
Posts: 476
Loc: Angola, Indiana USA
It's hard to imagine anyone with good voicing skills not having experience with Yamaha -- they're the biggest-sellng piano in the country, and tend toward the bright side, so commonly need periodic voicing.

Jeff A. Smith
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Indiana, USA

#641806 - 07/22/08 09:27 PM Re: voicing Yamaha
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Wait a few months. After all, you waited 25 years the last time.
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