Hi all! I have a beautiful old Estey Upright that was restored in the 1980s and is a really lovely piano to play and record.
A little while back I decided to do a few repairs on it. I replaced the hammer rail felt and keytops as well as the felt above the keys. These have all improved the piano except for the fact that after removing the piano action and replacing the rail felt, when I reinstalled the action I was unable to achieve the same level of damper effectiveness. I tried removing it and reinstalling it a few times, but theres still a fair bit more leaking string resonance than there was prior to my removing it.
I assume that when I replaced the hammer/damper assembly I havenâ€™t lined it up as perfectly as it was, or perhaps not as tightlyâ€¦ The dampers still work but there is more ringing going on than there was.
Is there any trick to reinstalling the piano action that aligns the dampers perfectly? Or is there something obvious that I may be missing to rectify this issue?
It was working pretty good before, so I figure I should be able to get it to at least the same levelâ€¦
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Last edited by DMPiano; 07/03/18 08:19 AM.