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A component of the Wurlitzer piano action. Its role is to hold the hammer which strikes the reed by being pushed by the lower action (called the whip assembly). It works by the key being pressed which triggers the whip assembly which in turn pushes the fly towards the reed. On the underside of the […]

hammer tips

Tips made of hardened rubber that when the key is pushes strike the string of a Clavinet. They are usually square but are sometimes rounded.


In piano terms, a hammer is the system that strikes the string, tine, or reed to generate a note. When a key is pressed, the lower action mechanism triggers the hammer to propel towards the string, tine, or reed in question. On acoustic pianos and Wurlitzers, hammers are made using compressed felt (though on a […]