Monday, 22 October 2018

Measure Twice, String Once

Again, we were hoping to be able to shout about finishing stringing the piano, but we hit another snag. Turns out the replica frame isn't an exact copy of the original. This led to having to remove the backrest in the last post, so the bass strings reached the bridge pins.

The same issue of variation means the bass strings we ordered aren't a perfect fit. For the most part it doesn't make a noticeable difference, but for the last few, it does. We're going to have to measure again and order some replacements.

Also have a misalignment in a few of the bridge pins. Dés might be able to straighten this out, and it's another part of this being a prototype. We're making a lot of notes on how to do things better next time. So, we're getting there, but it's taking a bit longer than we'd hoped. 

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