Bass Hammer Voicing

Thomas C. Cobble
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 21:42:33 -0400 (EDT)

>In a message dated 96-06-22 13:06:37 EDT, you write:
>>     Was surprised that nobody mentioned the possibility that the hammers at
>>the break might have been voiced to death at some point. I have noticed that
>>the last few treble hammers are occasionally over-voiced in an effort to
>>smooth the transition to the bass. I would have shifted a hammer from 5 or 6
>>notes up down to the break... just to see if that were the problem.
>Jeff mentions that the hammers may have been over voiced, which brings to
>mind for me a question I've had with voicing bass hammers in general.  Have
>any technicians actually had success in voicing out unpleasant noises in bass
>strings?  If so would you be willing to share your method? I've always
>wondered if  in the end you're just lowering their volume by softening the
>hammers, the unpleasant sounds still present?
>David Sanderson
>Dave. It has been my experience that the basic proceedure of making SURE
that both strings are being struck at exactly the same time ( I call it
will eliminate about 85% of all voicing problems.  Then if you have one of
the strings louder than the other, single needle right in the grove.......

Tom Cobble RPT

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