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#622728 - 03/18/06 03:18 PM SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Steve Fujan Offline
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Registered: 03/18/06
Posts: 2
Hi Folks,

Just a quick note to introduce the SuperTube piano tuning lever. Many of you are already aware of this product, but if you are not, I invite you to visit www.fujanproducts.com.

Thanks and best regards,
Steve
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FUJAN Products
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#622729 - 03/19/06 07:39 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Grandpianoman Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Has anyone tried this Fujan hammer?

Gpman

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#622730 - 03/19/06 09:02 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2362
Loc: Lowell MA
My tuning hammer is 75 years old.
Rosewood with an adjustable extension.

Given to me by my father who recieved it from an old French Tuner who left him his tools in his will.

Very Comfortable.

SuperTube ??? ...

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#622731 - 03/19/06 10:44 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Casalborgone Offline
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Registered: 09/15/04
Posts: 1046
Loc: San Francisco Area
I've had one for several months, but only done a few tunings with it as I am no longer professionally involved in the trade.

Mine is about 13 inches long with an 11 degree offset head, to try to match closely the lever I'd been using for 25 years, a Schaff extension hammer with rosewood handle, slightly modified (extension shaft shortened and permanently fixed at minimum extension with epoxy and a steel pin).

The Fujan lever works very well, transmitting an excellent feel of pin movement and requiring less turning effort than my old standby (because the Fujan is longer). If I were working full time I think I would find the Fujan lever a significant improvement and of definite benefit to my arm, shoulder, wrist, etc.
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#622732 - 03/20/06 10:36 AM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
RonTuner Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 1677
Loc: Chicagoland
I have one - with two lengths of tubing to handle really tight pins on occasion. (I normally prefer a short lever.) I especially appreciate the width of the tube; I've got big hands and now a regular lever feels like a stick in my hands...

The design allows for a variety of hand and lever positions while tuning - and it just looks cool!
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#622733 - 03/20/06 05:45 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Grandpianoman Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Thanks guys...I am not a professional tuner, but I do tune my own piano, and this Fujan sounds like a good thing. I also have large hands, and that would be another benefit.

Gpman

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#622734 - 06/20/06 02:24 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Grandpianoman Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Portland, Oregon
update on this new tuning lever.....Have been using the Fujan lever for awhile now and I must say, I really like it...I am able to tune my piano faster and I think better, with a better feel for the pins, and it moves them eaiser, hence more accuracy.

GP

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#622735 - 06/21/06 09:46 AM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Les Koltvedt Offline
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Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3195
Loc: Canton, MI
Thanks for the update gp
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#622736 - 06/21/06 12:53 PM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Grandpianoman Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Portland, Oregon
You're welcome MMH......what I am getting is a more accurate feel for the pins with much less effort to turn them....I can get to the exact spot where the string should be much easier and faster with greater accuracy. It's a joy to use....ergonomically, the wooden end piece is also great because of it's shape/size and it fits my hand really well.

GP

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#622737 - 06/22/06 01:01 AM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
RoyP Offline
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Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 787
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
How does it do for clearance in the treble? Just looking at the design, I can imagine having trouble clearing the capo bar in many grands. I sometimes have trouble now. Maybe one with the 11* offset would do the trick. Other than that, this lever looks great and I am tempted to try one. I have several already, but they are all extension levers of fairly similar design.
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#622738 - 06/22/06 02:45 AM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
Grandpianoman Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2416
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Hi Roy, I don't think you would be disappointed at all.....the only piano I can comment on as far as it clearing the treble is my 1915 M&Hamlin A...I have no problem clearing the treble with the 5 degree!...I also have the 5/8 extension tip which helps with the clearance...with the 11 degree, you should not have any trouble. I chose the 5 degree to minimize "flagpoling".

I don't think you would be disappointed in how it works....much more accuracy for me, and that's a plus because I am not a pro tuner! With the standard type tuning lever, I was always overshooting the correct spot...with the Fujian, I am zeroing in much quicker and easier and I can feel the pin better and as a result, I have more control.

The 30 day trial period is nice to have as well, just in case you don't like it.

GP

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#622739 - 06/22/06 09:08 AM Re: SuperTube Tuning Lever Introduction
RoyP Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/10/03
Posts: 787
Loc: Cincinnati, Ohio
Thanks GP.
If you have the extension tip, I'm sure that helps. I tend to have clearance problems on newer asian grands.

The Fujan lever does sound promising. I may try one eventually.
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Roy Peters, RPT
Cincinnati, Ohio
www.cincypiano.com

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