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Need for adjustments following a full service/overhaul - is this normal?

PigSquealer

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@Stephen Howard no reason to post a new thread. I’m adding to this one.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I don’t like a heavy impression. I see old pads with light impressions that worked for a years. This picture as a reference. Most are heavier than what I set at.
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What I don’t understand is a premium manufacture like Yanni having an impression like this.
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Then I got to looking and noticed not only is the impression heavy, but the pad overall is far from flat. It’s like a marshmallow with the resonator sucked down into it. I don’t have a picture of the entire unit. This was taken from a for sale ad. So my question is this is some type of new style of tuning or installation?
 

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@Stephen Howard no reason to post a new thread. I’m adding to this one.
I’ve mentioned in the past that I don’t like a heavy impression. I see old pads with light impressions that worked for a years. This picture as a reference. Most are heavier than what I set at.
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That’s not representative of the impression from setup - it is a snapshot at the end of life, and reflects the touch/grip of the user. The worst of those looks like palm keys - sprung shut, rode hard, and put away wet.

What I don’t understand is a premium manufacture like Yanni having an impression like this.
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Then I got to looking and noticed not only is the impression heavy, but the pad overall is far from flat. It’s like a marshmallow with the resonator sucked down into it. I don’t have a picture of the entire unit. This was taken from a for sale ad. So my question is this is some type of new style of tuning or installation?

Now that looks like an unfavorably squishy bit of Puffy Pillow Pad. Yeah, I‘m not liking that at all.
 

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That’s not representative of the impression from setup - it is a snapshot at the end of life, and reflects the touch/grip of the user. The worst of those looks like palm keys - sprung shut, rode hard, and put away wet.



Now that looks like an unfavorably squishy bit of Puffy Pillow Pad. Yeah, I‘m not liking that at all.
I completely agree these ancient pads are a snapshot of end of life. although I have seen units that had very little use with a lighter impression. My reasoning to go with a light impression on the initial set up.
Here’s an example of a late 20s Holton closet queen. This has puffy pillow pads.
Still nowhere near as heavy as this modern Yanni SOP pictured above.
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