Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Replacing Broken Strings

I recommend replacing broken or missing strings on a piano for a couple of reasons:

1. Volume on the note struck may be considerably reduced and may not match with the volume of the other notes being played.

2. The striking hammer will torque (twist) as it hits the remaining string(s) damaging the "pinning" and changing the friction necessary in the hinging parts.

3. The hammer over time will wear unevenly requiring it to be surfaced or re-shaped so that the strings are struck evenly at the same time.

4. The hammer may get stuck and not play at all.

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