Balance Rail Pin Installation Manual

 


 

Upright Action Catalog

Wessell, Nickel & Gross' new upright action catalog is now available for download.

 


 

How To Install Hammer Shanks & Flanges

Wessell, Nickel & Gross composite shanks and flanges are a considerable upgrade over comparable parts made from wood. This video explains how to select and install the correct shanks and flanges for a piano.

Watch the video above, then download the full installation manual below. You can also download a high-resolution version of the video that you can watch offline, or burn to DVD. To save any of these files to your computer, right-click on them, and then select the "Save Target As" (or equivalent) option.

 

 

 

Read More: Understanding Composite Shanks


 

The video above was filmed using a high-speed camera and shows what happens when a wooden shank and a WNG Carbon Tube Shank are played. It explains that because wood is an organic material, its quality is very inconsistent and out of an entire set of shanks, only a few are truly "strong", yet every shank is used.

A WNG Carbon Tube Shank's strength is as strong as the strongest wooden shank, but doesn't have the variability in quality that wood does. You can be sure that every WNG Carbon Tube Shank is as strong as the one next to it, and that any piano action equipped with WNG's Carbon Tube Shanks will see a notable increase in power, consistency, and longevity.

 


 

How To Install Repetitions

Wessell, Nickel & Gross composite repetitions can enhance the performance and value of almost any piano. Here, you can learn how to select and install Wessell, Nickel & Gross repetitions.

Watch the video above, then download the full installation manual below. You can also download a high-resolution version of the video that you can watch offline, or burn to DVD. To save either of these files to your computer, right-click on them, and then select the "Save Target As" (or equivalent) option.

 

 

 

 


 

How To Install Backchecks

Learn how to install Wessel, Nickel & Gross backchecks, as well as how to tail the hammers. Backchecks wear out in a piano much like brake pads in an automobile. While wear is a valid reason to change the backchecks, ensuring accurate and consistent checking is even more important.

Watch the video above, then download the full installation manual below. You can also download a high-resolution version of the video that you can watch offline, or burn to DVD. To save any of these files to your computer, right-click on them, and then select the "Save Target As" (or equivalent) option.

 

 

 

 


 

Damper Action Installation

The damper action installation is broken into several parts. You can read each of the segments below:

1. Selecting the correct WNG damper action
2. Create a damper action scale stick from the back of the keys
3. Drill the WNG damper flange rail
4. Drill the WNG damper sustain tray
5. Assemble the damper action
6. Install the damper action
7. Determine underlever center height using half stroke principles

 


 

Sostenuto Installation Procedure

 

Repetition Helper Spring Installation

Learn how to install the new repetition helper spring... Read more.

 

How To Install The Adjustable Plate Perimeter System

Prior to removing the plate from the piano, take precise measurements of the plate height. Get a block of wood that is taller than the distance from the top of the plate to the top of the case; the top of the case is the reference point... Read more / Additional Instructions.

 

How To Install Front Rail Pins

WNG makes two fundamentally different sizes of front rail pins. The difference has to do with the width of the surface that guides the key in its motion... Read more.

 

Understanding Composite Shanks

Why are composite shanks the better? In a word: consistency. Shanks are a critical component in the transfer of energy from the fingertips of a player to the strings on a piano. Read more...

 

Understanding The Half Stroke

When the key is at half stroke and the repetition is at half stroke, the contact point between the capstan and the heel should fall on a straight line between the balance point of the key and the repetition center. Proper attention to the half stroke is fundamental to a well-designed key. Read more...

 

How to Use The Gram Gauge

Apply force at a right angle to the lever arm throughout the measurement while touching only the tip at 20mm from the center. Read more...

 


 

How To Create A Scale Stick

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information on Wessell, Nickel & Gross' Scale Stick Kit and how to order it, please visit our Scale Stick page.

 


 

Piano Action Order Forms