The "Lite" Hammer
In addition, Renner has created a special "Lite" hammer
which reduces the hammerhead weight without having to eliminate the
underfelt, make the hammer thinner, or use a lessor wood quality
in the molding. Renner also produces a Universal Style hammer with
an infinite ratio of bass to treble hammers allowing complete flexibility
for every hammer scale, including how the hammer is faced (See: "Preparing
the Premium Blue Lite Hammer and Universal Style Hammer" in
the Technical Manuals & Brochures section).
Premium Blue Grand Hammerhead Specifications
The Premium Blue hammer is crafted from the world's finest virgin
felt, and does not contain any chemicals, lacquers, or other artificial
hardeners or reinforcing agents. Underfelt is used for the proper
shaping of the top felt and is standard on all quality hammers.
Renner uses a special grade of underfelt in an exclusive process
that allows different pressure levels to be applied throughout
the entire process of pressing both the top felt and underfelt.
The moldings are made from the same type of wood species used over
a hundred years ago, and is carefully chosen to achieve the optimum
strength-weight ratio. Every set includes 96 hammerheads to allow
maximum flexibility in optimizing every scale design.
Superior glues and modern manufacturing techniques have eliminated
the earlier need for staples to hold the felt to the molding.
This improves the tone and removes unnecessary hammerhead weight
for a more responsive action.
Premium Blue grand hammerheads are available in four basic weights and three molding configurations. Premium Blue Upright Hammers are made in two sizes, one for spinets and console models, and the other for large upright models. Moldings are made from Hornbeam.