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PIANO HAMMERS
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Before replacing hammers, read Chapter Seven, Sections 24-29.

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UPRIGHT HAMMERS--
FULL OR PARTIAL NEW SETS

Ready to use and pre-bored:  

 

 

 

1.  Determine whether you need standard bore or custom bore hammers.

Standard bore hammers have the 14 hammers just above (to the right of the "break") the bass section, bored at 12 degrees angle. The next 14 hammers are bored at 6 degrees angle, and the rest of the treble hammers are at 0 degrees angle.

If your hammers don't follow this pattern, you need custom bore hammers.

The bass hammers will all be at a 14 degree angle.

2.  Determine the length of the hammers.

The lengths I offer are:  2-3/8ths; 2-7/16ths; 2-1/2; 2-5/8ths.  NOTE:  Measure the distance from the center of the shank hole to the face of the average treble hammer.  Be sure to add a bit for severe wear of the hammer felt face.  This measurement is very important if the hammers and dampers are to work right.

3.  Determine the weight:  

15 lb hammers in spinets & most consoles; 17 lb hammers studio uprights and big old uprights.

4. Give us the Bore (Diameter) of the hammer shanks

 

UPRIGHT PIANO BORED HAMMERS Cont.


STOCK HAMMERS ARE NOW MADE BY ABEL OF GERMANY

Standard bore- These hammer sets consist of 30 bass and 64 treble hammers. Bass hammers drilled at 14 degrees angle.
Tenor section has 14 hammers at 12 degrees, 14 hammers at 6 degrees, and the rest at 0 degrees.
A 1 degree forward pitch is added. The hole is bored at 7/32 inch diameter. If smaller hole is need, you drill them.

Moldings are made of birch and are 3/8 inch wide.

Full set of 15 lb weight-
Standard Bore
Custom Bore
Price
2-1/2 inch
SH501-15GM2-1/2
Add $35
$309.00
2-3/8 inch
SH501-15GM2-3/8
Add $35
$ 309.00
2-7/16 inch
SH501-15GM2-7/16
Add $35
$ 309.00

Full set of 17 lb weight-
Standard Bore
Custom Bore
Price
2-1/2 inch
SH501-17GM2-1/2
Add $35
$ 325.00
2-3/8 inch
SH501-17GM2-3/8
Add $35
$ 325.00
2-7/16 inch
SH501-17GM2-7/16
Add $35
$ 325.00

 

IMADEGAWA UPRIGHT HAMMERS from Japan-
Made with hornbeam wood molding

Full set of 15 lb weight-
Standard Bore
Custom Bore
Price
2-1/2 inch
SH501-15J2-1/2
Add $35
$ 298.00
2-3/8 inch
SH501-15J2-3/8
Add $35
$ 298.00
2-7/16 inch
SH501-15J2-7/16
Add $35
$ 298.00

Full set of 17 lb weight-
Standard Bore
Custom Bore
Price
2-1/2 inch
SH501-17J2-3/8
Add $35
$ 326.00
2-3/8 inch
SH501-17J2-3/8
Add $35
$ 326.00
2-7/16 inch
SH501-17J2-7/16
Add $35
$ 326.00

 


GRAND PIANO HAMMERS--
FULL NEW SETS

Grand Piano hammers are more expensive because they demand more tooling.

 

Pre-bored at the factory and ready to use:  

 

1.  Hammer Stock Bored Specifications

The bass section is bored at 12 degrees angle.
The tenor section has 14 hammers (starting as the right of the plain wire section) at 9 degrees,
the next 12 hammers at 6 degrees, and the rest of the treble section at 0 degrees.
All are bored at 0 degrees pitch. Shank hole bored at .204 inches diameter.

2.  Determine the number of bass hammers and the number of treble hammers.

There are 30 bass hammers and 65 treble hammers in a full set. Be sure this will work for your scale.
For a special number of bass and treble hammers outside these specs, add $20.

3.  Determine the length of the hammers.

The striking lengths I offer are:  1-7/8ths; 2 inches; 2-1/8th.  
NOTE:  Measure the distance from the center of the shank hole to the face of the
average treble hammer.  Be sure to add a bit for severe wear of the hammer felt face.  
This is very important in grand pianos.

4.  Determine the weight:  

15 lb hammers for smaller designed grands;
17 lb hammers for larger pianos; and
19 lb in concert grands.  
IF you want a heavier touch, choose the heavier weights.

5. Give us the Bore (Diameter) of the hammer shanks

 

GRAND HAMMERS MADE BY ABEL OF GERMANY--

Full set of 15 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-15GM 1-7/8
$ 457.00
2 inch
SH902-15GM 2
$ 45700
2-1/8 inch
SH902-15GM 2-1/8
$ 457.00

Full set of 17 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-17GM 1-7/8
$ 473.00
2 inch
SH902-17GM 2
$ 473.00
2-1/8 inch
SH902-17GM 2-1/8
$ 473.00

Full set of 19 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-19GM 1-7/8
$ 497.00
2 inch
SH902-19GM 2
$ 497.00
2-1/8 inch
SH902-19GM 2-1/8
$ 497.00

 

MADEGAWA GRAND HAMMERS from Japan-
Made with hornbeam wood molding

Full set of 15 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-15J 1-7/8
$ 385.00
2 inch
SH902-15 J 2
$ 385.00
2-1/8 inch
SH902-15J 2-1/8
$ 385.00

Full set of 17 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-17GJ 1-7/8
$ 399.00
2 inch
SH902-17J 2
$ 399.00
2-1/8 inch
SH902-17J 2-1/8
$ 399.00

Full set of 19 lb weight
All lengths
Part Number
Price
1-7/8 inch
SH902-19GJ 1-7/8
$ 415.00
2 inch
SH902-19J 2
$ 415.00
2-1/8 inch
SH902-19J 2-1/8
$ 415.00

 

Full Steinway sets of Grand Hammers- By Abel from Germany

        17 lb-- with 26 bass hammers-- Walnut molding                                     SH903-26GM            $ 474.00
        17 lb-- with 20 bass hammers-- Walnut molding                                     SH903-20GM            $ 474.00

Full Steinway sets of Grand Hammers- Imadegawa

        17 lb-- with 26 bass hammers-- Walnut molding                                     SH903-26J                $ 428.00
        17 lb-- with 20 bass hammers-- Walnut molding                                     SH903-20J                $ 428.00


UNBORED ABEL (German) GRAND HAMMERS
Abel "Royal Blue"-- "Unbored" means YOU bore the shank holes yourself
Full sets, blue underfelt, mahogany moldings
Specify the hammer Weight you want and the Part Number

Part Number
Weights
Width Bass / Treble
Bass
Treble
SHA125
15, 17 lb.
3/8" (9.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.75" (70mm)
*SHA125GX-20
17 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.85" (72mm)
*SHA125GX-26
17 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.85" (72mm)
SHA130
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.20" (80MM)
2.87" (73mm)
SHA135
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.23" (82mm)
3.00" (76mm)
SHA145
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.30" (84mm)
3.10" (79mm)
SHA420
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.50" (88mm)
3.15" (80mm)

*A125GX-20 and 26 are desgned for Steinways
15 lb. hammers are machine pinned
17-19 hammers are T-pinned

PRICE:
15 lb. - $ 448

17 lb. - $ 465

19 lb. - $ 493

 

UNBORED IMADEGAWA (Japan) GRAND HAMMERS
Full Sets, Mgenta -- "Unbored" means YOU bore the shank holes yourself
Stapled, Underfelt, Hornbeam Moldings
Specify the hammer Weight you want and the Part Number

Part Number
Weights
Width Bass / Treble
Bass
Treble
SHGW125
15, 17 lb.
3/8" (9.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.75" (70mm)
*SHGW125GX-20
17 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.85" (72mm)
*SHGW125GX-26
17 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.15" (80mm)
2.85" (72mm)
SHGW130
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.20" (80MM)
2.87" (73mm)
SHGW135
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.23" (82mm)
3.00" (76mm)
SHGW145
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.30" (84mm)
3.10" (79mm)
SHGW420
15, 17, 19 lb.
13/32"(10.5mm) / 13/32" (10.5mm)
3.50" (88mm)
3.15" (80mm)

*A125GX-20 and 26 are desgned for Steinways

PRICE:
15 lb. - $ 377

17 lb. - $ 381

19 lb. - $ 394

 


CUSTOM BORED HAMMERS

All hammers above are pre-bored, but some pianos have a progressive
bore angle and must be measured and bored one at a time.
Your samples must be sent to us for duplication.

Sometimes the angling of the hammers in the scale of quality pianos is progressive and over much more of the treble than on the majority of pianos. The bass may also have angle issues. For this reason, you may want a custom bored set of hammers to make sure the face of the hammer hits the strings where the scale engineer planned it. For this purpose, here are the requirements:

1. Number the hammers in the scale of the piano. Hammer number 1 is at the extreme left scale, and hammer number 88 is at the extreme right end of the scale. For pianos with fewer or more then 88 notes in the scale, make a note of this when you send the hammer samples.

2. Send in the two hammers from the extreme right and left of EACH SECTION of the piano scale. By this we mean that a section is the group of hammers between the casting breaks on a grand piano, or the hammer groups between the vertical brackets of an upright piano.

3.
DO NOT
remove the shanks from the hammers.
DO NOT break the shank off flush with the hammer head.

 

PRICE: Call for a quote.

Please allow extra time for custom bored hammers.

Call to verify current price, or SEND MAIL
800-338-8863


SQUARE GRAND

If you are interested in hammers for a square grand, please call & talk to Keith about it.

 


GRAND HAMMER SHANKS

Grand hammer shank with flange-  There are so many variations that I am giving you
              a Graphic Grand Hammer Shank and Butt page to order from.  Enjoy :-)
              These parts are also listed on Action Parts page.
              You will find the prices on the Grand Hammer Shank and Butt Page

Steinway Teflon Bushings Large-- For hammer shanks and wippen flanges- dozen        SH516L             $ 13.80
Steinway Teflon Bushings Small-- For Jacks and Balance Rails- dozen                         SH516S             $ 13.80

              Learn to align your Grand Piano Hammers


 

BANJO TEST BLOW HAMMERS

These hammers are made of piano hammers. Two are supplied in two sizes. They are made of new piano hammers mounted on wood hammer shanks about 5 inches long. A felt layer is added to the shank and a foam grip added over the felt. This is to isolate the hammer blow from your hand as much as possible. A customer of ours suggested this innovation, and when we sent the two hammers, he was delighted. Banjo players tell me they need to thump the head of the banjo as well as the bridge to hear the effect of the sound as they tighten the head of the banjo.

PRICE FOR A PAIR $ 12.25

Read some suggestions on head tension

The banjo we used in the photo is a six string Hondo, which is for sale.

Banjo MIDI              Jack Tuttle's Web Site              Singing a Revival Meeting from Jay Buckey


 

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