New Hammers for a Yamaha Grand

I recently did some work on the Yamaha Grand at Penticton Alliance Church. I removed the action (the mechanical unit inside the piano that includes the keys and hammers) and brought it to my shop. I removed all of the old hammers, installed a new set of hammers and did a full regulation (adjusting all of the moving parts so they are operating properly). Old hammers develop a flat hard surface where it strikes the string creating a harsh bright tone. New hammers are softer and have a full dynamic range. Here are a few photos from the process.

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Removing old hammers from the shanks

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New hammers installed (left), hammer glueing jig waiting for hammers (right).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New hammers installed, action re-assembled with action stack back on key bed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At the church doing final regulation and voicing.

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