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Originally Posted by John j
Hi all...

What about boring through the molding to reduce the weight of the hammers? I feel like reducing hammer weight is the ONLY thing that is going to work with a difference this drastic.

I confirmed that the hammers put in were heavier than the originals, a choice that had been made to get a bolder sound.

Yes, boring through the sides of the molding is an excellent way to get a precise reduction in mass (depends on your molding but about .5 gram per 7/32" hole).


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But I doubt you're going to get much bang for your buck th at way in your case. In conjunction with heavy felt removal (and significant tapering of hammers from top to tail) you might enhance these with some "holiness".

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