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Hi all, I am restoring a ~1906 Melville Clark baby grand and looking to replace the set of low strings and possibly the hammers. After online searching, I’m having trouble knowing what might be compatible. Have emailed some manufacturers of parts with no responses.

Any advice would be much appreciated. The board is good, but new strings and hammers would really go a long way. smile.

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yyy bass strings are custom made, no such thing as compatible set

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Is it a compatible set of hammers you are asking about? For the bass strings, you either make a rubbing, or send off the whole set of removed strings, to have a new set made by one of the bass string makers.

That you are asking about this, suggests that you are not experienced with this kind of work. In which case, I'd advise you to be vry wary of tackling it. It is not easy, and not to be undertaken lightly.

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Agree with the above. Much mess can be made the very first time around. There is much more than meets the eye. Like becoming a chef...it doesn't happen by reading a book.

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Thanks for the advice, I’m not very experienced, but did remove, clean, and replace the existing set of bass strings, but some of them still sound very dull. I have also removed the action to replace felt, and fixed a broken hammer.
Will consider the aforementioned route to have a set of strings made...any advise on the hammers? I’ve also seen bass string sets that you cut to size yourself, but am wary about doing that.

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I would suggest sending end samples to Ray Negron at Ronsen Piano Hammer. Ask him to duplicate them as close to original as possible. Have him bore, taper and cove them to match. I think that would be your best bet. (This assumes you are using the original hammershanks).

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