Piano hammers are made out of felt and after years of use they can become very worn – so worn that they can no longer be effectively reshaped. When this happens the only possible repair is replacement of the hammers.
Replacing the hammers is a labor-intensive job and so it will be relatively expensive. Besides installing the hammers, the piano will need to be voiced and fully regulated. This means that either the piano is a quality instrument or has sentimental value for you to consider this investment.
Badly worn Steinway hammers that need to be replaced
Benefits of replacing the hammers:
The piano will have a clean, powerful tone
New hammers provides an optimal foundation for precise piano regulation
The piano will be worth more
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