Regulation & Voicing

Regulation

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The key frame is bedded to the key bed by tapping along each rail in turn. Only a properly bedded key frame can avoid audible knocking during heavy playing. It is esential that the key frame is bedded in accurately as it is the foundation for the regulation of the action.

Voicing

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Voicing starts even before the hammers are fitted to the shanks. Each shank is tapped against a hard surface to determine its pitch. The lower pitched shanks are used in the bass, the higher pitched shanks used in the treble.

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