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  • Mécanique Baïonnette des pianos anciens

    Overdampers and “bayonet” action

    Overdampers are found on some older upright pianos. In French such pianos are said to have a “bayonet” action, as the dampers were placed above the hammers and linked to the wippens by metal hoppers that look a little like bayonets. This action was used in all upright wood framed pianos and some other pianos made before 1910.

    Overdampers and “bayonet” action

    Overdampers are found on some older upright pianos. In French such pianos are said to have a “bayonet” action, as the dampers were placed above the hammers and linked to the wippens by metal hoppers that look a little like bayonets. This action was used in all upright wood framed pianos and some other pianos made before 1910.