This is the most common damper action.
there are several arrangements,
so be careful when adjusting the dampers.
All of the following action parts are available through our catalog.
Gray shaded areas are felt parts. Dark area, No. 22, is the metal frame.
|1. Damper felt||2. Damper body with wire attached|
|3. Hammer back check on its wire||4. Key rail cloth|
|5. Key felt cushion to operate damper||6. Pedal rail spring|
|7. Butt rail||8. Butt flange|
|9. Butt damp action stop capstan||10. Damper lever rail|
|11. Damper lever flange||12. Damper lever tensioner spring|
|13. Piano frame or mounting attachment||14. Damper lever stop rail|
|15. Damper lever||16. Sostenuto lip- Is caught by the sostenuto rod|
|17. Damper block- Receives damper wire||18. Damper block screw- Adjusts damper throw|
|19. Sostenuto rod from pedal||20. Sostenudo post|
|21. Lead weights to drop damper smartly||22. Frame for damper action|
wonder what a "sostenudo" is. It is a sustain ("little sustain" in Italian),
mostly found on grand pianos, which allows you the option of sustaining an individual
chord as you are playing. It is rather unusual to find pianists who bother to use the
Sostenudo. If you have a Sostenudo on your piano, that is reason enough to go eat
at an Italian pizzeria tonight.
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