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Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer #2696315
12/12/17 02:53 AM
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Like I need a easy-to use tuning hammer. The one I am using now is a 20 dollar cheap hammer.



Thank you,

James

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Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696341
12/12/17 06:02 AM
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I use a Fujan and highly recommend it. Expensive yes but worth it.

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696342
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I use a Fujan and highly recommend it. Expensive yes but worth it.

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696386
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James, are you going to be doing a lot of tuning? If it's only for occasional touch-up on your own piano, what's wrong with your inexpensive lever - is it broken?

If you are planning to do a lot of tuning, the Fujan carbon fiber lever really does make a difference.

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696407
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An expert who has learned the subtle art of feeling the pin move can use anything to tune. The novice though would have difficulty feeling this with a cheapo hammer since there is so much else going on with flex and twist, etc. If cost is no object to you, the Fujan is IMO the best designed tuning hammer. It's intended for us who tune hundreds and thousands of pianos.

Sounds to me like cost is not really a big issue with you, so go ahead and buy one. You'll like it!

Pwg


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Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696479
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I've had my Fujan since May 2007 and wouldn't be without it. I think mine may have been the first in Scotland.

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: David Boyce] #2696494
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Ok, then fujan maybe it then lol

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: David Boyce] #2696504
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What about Schaff-Hale tuning levers? Are they good?
Fujan are just way too pricey.

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696534
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They are good.

Pwg


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Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696578
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If you are serious about hobby, Fujan is a good choice. The price not raised for any years, its not expensive in today's general price level. In my tuning class, I let students use my Fujan, most of them can't turn back to the cheapo lever. Some students buy Taobao imitations, none of them can compare with original Fujan. I have an unboxing article explained the different, sorry for its in Chinese language. The photo is unboxing of seven Fujans I ordered for my students. Fujan is very kind sponsored some postage.

[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/9S4K4gti2Ag7x1lu2[/img]


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Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696657
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Beautiful photo!

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2696968
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While fully appreciating that a Fujan (with its carbon fiber handle) stands head and shoulders above the pack, I wonder what some of you pros think of these more "affordable" extendable tuning hammers for the home pianist maintaining a grand's tuning on a regular basis? ...

http://www.howardpianoindustries.co...iano-tuning-hammer-with-hardwood-handle/

- OneWatt

Re: Need recommendations on Tuning Hammer [Re: James Guo] #2697006
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I've used the Schaff 21 extension lever with rosewood handle for several years. It's been a solid tool for me. However, I was not really satisfied with the Schaff tips which never seemed to fit quite right on the pins. I upgraded to Watanabe and found them to be much better.

OneWatt, I have no experience with the AMS lever but I expect its a solid tool.

Last edited by Brock Tyler; 12/14/17 04:52 PM.

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