T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

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T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

Post by Colin Nicholson » 09 Sep 2016, 14:10

Received an unusual email asking some advice about tuning a Knight upright..
scenario.... pins very tight/ unable to be turned with BOTH hands / kept in a cold church.
uses a T hammer (and swears by it)....

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Re: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

Post by Gill the Piano » 09 Sep 2016, 15:35

Swears BY it or ABOUT it?
I play for my own amazement... :piano;

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Re: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

Post by Colin Nicholson » 09 Sep 2016, 15:37

by it
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Re: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

Post by vernon » 09 Sep 2016, 18:23

T hammers were for a different age. The clue is in the "hammer" bit. Try knocking in a pin with it nowadays.
My dad,granddad and uncles all used T hammers up to the War. When new modern pianos started to creep in after. they all surreptitiously bought a lever.
What an advance the star head was
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Re: T Hammer or Tuning Lever Poll?

Post by Barrie Heaton » 09 Sep 2016, 20:12

We had to use them at college if tuning an over damper. I still have a few in the workshop but would never dream to use one on a knight I would not like to tune a modern piano with my old Steinway leaver never mind a T

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