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There are two main types of damper arrangements for upright pianos.
Here we will explore the differences between the two, including the reasons why one is preferred over the other.
The first variety we will look at is the "over-damped" arrangement.
The most o...
A 'capstan' is an adjustable screw which is attached to the back of each key.
The capstan is the first point of contact from the key to the pianos action, thus putting everything else into motion.
Polishing or lubricating capstans is a standard part of our reconditionin...
Key-bushings are made from bearing cloth and sit within the mortises of the wooden keys, between the wood and the pins on the key frame; which serve to keep the keys on track. Without key bushings the keys would clatter against these pins.
Over time the k...
During the mid, too late, 20th century, British piano manufacturers were once fulfilling large orders from local educational authorities across the county.
Upholstery at Sykes & Sons Pianos
October 19, 2018
British School Pianos
October 21, 2017
December 20, 2018
Over-Damped VS Under-Damped Upright Pianos
October 30, 2018
Straight-Strung VS Over-Strung Upright Pianos
October 20, 2018
The Knight K10 + Variations
May 30, 2018
Capstan Polishing - Friction
March 23, 2018
Pedal box felt and why we always replace it...
March 8, 2018
History of John Broadwood and Sons
January 10, 2018
What are Key-Bushings?
January 6, 2018
Broadwood's Anti-Woodworm Paint
January 5, 2018