Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
134 registered (Anne'sson, AllanH, 36251, accordeur, AVD, Anita Potter, 38 invisible), 1213 Guests and 19 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#651349 - 04/16/03 02:09 PM Key Weighting Methods
Chris W1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 915
Loc: Boston
I noticed on a new piano the other day that the holes for the weights in the bass were almost identically placed, while on some keys the weights were significantly more recessed into the holes than others. The diameter of the holes was the same.

My question is, are the weights themselves being reduced in thickness and is this a practiced technique in key weighting? The idea being that a company may drill holes and ask questions latter as to how much of each lead, in the given hole size, to install. Please correct if wrong, but I thought that weighting was generally done by selecting 1/2, 3/8, 7/16, etc, sized weights and positioning them someplace along the key length without actually adjusting the thickness of the weight.

Thoughts? Thanks,
Chris W
_________________________
Amateur At Large

Top
(ad 568) PTG Convention 2015 Denver
PTG Convention July 15 to 18 Denver
#651350 - 04/16/03 06:43 PM Re: Key Weighting Methods
curry Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 3770
Loc: Hamilton Twp, NJ
Chris,sometimes when weighing off a keyboard you may need to take a lead and trim it to achieve a target touch weight,hence the the larger recess.If you see the same pattern in the keys,you're witnessing patterned or engineered weighting.What make of piano was this? \:\)
_________________________
G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358

Top
#651351 - 04/16/03 10:23 PM Re: Key Weighting Methods
Chris W1 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/26/01
Posts: 915
Loc: Boston
It was a new S&S 'B'. I guess there are a number of ways to trim a soft material like lead, but can't imagine what would be best. Hack saw? Mill file?
_________________________
Amateur At Large

Top
#651352 - 04/17/03 05:25 PM Re: Key Weighting Methods
curry Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 3770
Loc: Hamilton Twp, NJ
Cleave with a hammer and cheap chisel. \:\)
_________________________
G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Blues piano method books
by Stabby
05/29/15 08:07 PM
Chickering Concert Grand Piano approx 1853
by Chuck Watson
05/29/15 05:17 PM
Intro to 'Steppin' Out' live
by Visalia
05/29/15 04:10 PM
White chalk-like substance on metal rods at bottom of piano
by kiwik
05/29/15 03:51 PM
Key requires more velocity to achieve same volume as others
by Schick
05/29/15 03:05 PM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
79,462 Registered Members
44 Forums
164,431 Topics
2,412,326 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission