KS 29: Where Rubber Meets the Road (Stiff Frame)

KS 29: Where Rubber Meets the Road (Stiff Frame)

I'd like to briefly look again at where keyframe meets keybed. It's the foundation of our regulating, but because not much of what's at play can actually be seen or directly accessedwe are challenged to apply what we think and see what happens. And thinking evolvesI am familiar with at least four categories of keyframe bedding: the shimmed and securely fastened upright, the full-fitting/no-glidebolt grand, the stiff Steinway/Mason style grand, and the more flexible Yamaha/Kawai style grand. The upright keyframe has...
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KS 26: Begin Regulating with a Plan

KS 26: Begin Regulating with a Plan

In this discussion of regulating away from the piano, I have left out a lynchpin detail: how to get the action home. Grand actions are awkwardly wide, heavy, and at risk. Ideally, you should have a helper, of course. But even with another set of hands, such elements as distance, stairs, and weather threaten. I have long arms and until recently w...
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