Products for Professional Piano Technicians
Shanks & Flanges
- A reduced amount of available hammer blow distance with the same touch depth;
- Greater touch depth with the same hammer blow distance;
- Slower acceleration of the hammer towards the string, resulting in lower contact velocity;
- Greater hammer weight required to reach equivalent ability to displace the struck string.
One of the advantages of the action parts offered by Lloyd Meyer & Company, LLC and Renner USA is the use of a special wood called Weissbuche, or Hornbeam in English, which is naturally air-dried and aged to provide stability over many years. The use of only the finest materials and highest level of quality workmanship done by our manufacturing partners in Germany are among the many reasons our parts are preferred by the world’s finest piano makers and rebuilders.
UNIQUE MULTIFACETED TAPER SHANK
All of our shanks and flanges feature a multifaceted shape that offers increased strength and superior energy transmission of the hammerhead.
Each set of our hammershanks include three levels of tapering in order to reduce the touchweight evenly from bass to treble.