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#3033305 10/08/20 08:05 AM
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Ever wondered what a piano sounds like with the Duplex(s) totally removed? Well I did too, so i did one, and to be honest I Love it. The piano is a Mason and Hamlin AA and the strings are brand new, with only 3 tunings.
Here is a list of the modifications:
1) New bridge caps with hardened wood.
2) The string scale is made longer
3) The rear duplex aliquots are as close to the hitchpins as possible.
4) The front duplex string rests are removed and a new non tune-able one is placed as far away from the capo as possible.

The results are what you hear in the recording, more power and longer sustain. The working principle is the capo is a fulcrum and the string segments are levers.

Chernobieff- No - Duplex shortened to Chernoplex.


Hope you enjoy the recording.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9byoWDaZHGc


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Very interesting! I'd like to also hear how the treble "plays well" with the rest of the keyboard.

Is it me or is there a buzz/noise on F#6?

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Good ear!!
G7 was going out of tune. I installed the strings the day before so they are still stretching.
-chris


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Chris,

How did you mic. the piano? Or did you mic. it?


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Hey Rich,
Just recorded with my Android, which was hanging from the shop light and lowered to about 3 feet above the piano.
-chris


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I think that what is most significant, what would seem to give it "more power and longer sustain" is that there are no dampers on the piano.


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I appreciate the insight BDB. Live at the keyboard there is an obvious difference in the sustain of each note. I will try to get more recordings of this when its ready for performance. This was an impromptu recording during the rebuild and i was leveling strings and mating hammers to the strings, so dampers were off.

Thank you.
-chris


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Sounds nice. Do you have a before recording too? If not of this instrument, perhaps of the next one you make?

FWIW, that phone swinging from the chandelier (ROTFL) gives the recording a bit of a maritime feeling.... like if you were playing the piano on a boat smile


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