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Preferred positions of pistons.

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Preferred positions of pistons.

PostWed May 15, 2024 8:12 am

By positions I don't mean layout - I've got that sorted.

What I would like to know to know is how far back from the fronts of the keys above them the pistons should be, and how far below, as well. I am quite bemused that there seems to be nothing (that I've been able to find in a search) on the Internet that has this information!

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Re: Preferred positions of pistons.

PostWed May 15, 2024 2:20 pm

There is information regarding the preferred vertical and back-to-front spacing of keyboards, and the left-to-right layout of pistons on the key-slip or piston rail:

https://www.organworks.co.uk/brit_console_dimensions.pdf

https://www.organworks.co.uk/news/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/brit_console_piston_layout.pdf

But as regards vertical positioning of pistons or how far forward they may or should project, I think you are pretty much governed by the geometry of the keyboard stack as determined by the above recommendations, the design of the pistons themselves, and common-sense.
In other words, what looks and feels OK is OK! I'm not aware of any "official" standards.

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Re: Preferred positions of pistons.

PostWed May 15, 2024 2:39 pm

I have a dreadful habit of playing too far up the keys and inadvertently hitting pistons, so my vote is "as far away as possible"!

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