Hammer Shaping and Regulating are the two most common things that could be done to a piano to improve on its tone and the way a piano plays. Hammer shaping just improves tone. Regulating improves the tone and how well the piano plays. Most used pianos can stand some Hammer Shaping and Regulating. For this post we are just going to talk about Hammer Shaping and I will post another Blog on Regulation. I want a place that my customers can go to so they can see what Hammer Shaping and Regulating is and exactly what is done. So two different posts will help with clarity and there will be no confusing the difference between the two.
WHAT IS A PIANO HAMMER?
WHAT IS THE PIANO HAMMERS JOB?
The Piano Hammer’s job is to hit the strings and get off of the string as quickly as possible. Watching a professional Kettle Drum player will give you a great example. They hit the drum and get off of it quickly. If they didn’t it would effect the tone. It would deaden the sound more.
HOW DOES HAMMER SHAPING IMPROVE THE TONE?