Tone Bar Rest Felt for Celeste, Xylophone, & Orchestra Bells

Celesta Tone Bar rest felt

[Update, Summer 2019] Due to low demand, this felt is currently not being stocked.  It is still available as a special order item. Minimum order size may apply.  Because this material is custom made for us in the felt factory, a significant lead time can be reckoned with.

[May 2014] Piano Forte Supply has found a solution for those looking to replace tone bar felts on tuned percussion instruments..

Our tone bar rest felt is especially made for us according to our specifications, by the premier manufacturer of musical instrument felt in Germany.

This felt measures 14 mm wide (.550″) at the base and is 11 mm (.430″) high. The strips are 50 cm (19″) long, to be cut into custom lengths according to the individual tone bars.

While rubber and man-made materials will harden and crumble after some time, felt will last and last, giving decades of good service.  The high density of this felt assures that it will maintain its shape for years to come.

Whether your instrument is a Deagan, Schiedmayer, Mustel, Yamaha or any other, you will be interested to know about the availability of this felt.


Tone Bar Rest felt for Celesta and Xylophone Bars

Ring Voicers for Needling Piano Hammers

[March 2014] The single needle ring voicers are coming back.  This tool was developed by my friend Jack Houwelling and popularized by Don Mannino, Director of Technical Training for Kawai and Shigeru Kawai Pianos and certified Kawai MPA (Master Piano Artisan).

After being out of production for over a year, we have sourced a new manufacturer.  The new ring voicers are available in aluminum or solid brass. They will feature more ergonomic shaping and a beautiful, lacquered bead blasted surface allowing for a better grip.

These single needle voicing tools are good for getting into tight spots such as on verticals.  As well, they can be used on grands to good effect.


Ring Voicers: single needle piano hammer voicing tool



Hammer Voicing Blocks with hot pink leather trim

[Feb. 2014] Just in time for Valentines, and available for a limited time only we have created a variant of our gorgeous voicing blocks # 130300.  As before, the blocks are shaped out of quarter-sawn figured rock maple.  This kind of wood is often used for expensive guitars and such.

These special edition voicing blocks are trimmed with prime Nu-Buck leather in a to-die-for fuchsia.

Who can resist, really?

Retractable Chopstick Voicer

[September 2013] Our new Retractable Chopstick Voicing Tool is garnering a fair bit of attention.  The needle is mounted in a small diameter rod, and the rod stores safely inside the body of a mechanical pencil. By pressing the top of the pencil, the collets holding the rod release, allowing you to adjust the rod to whatever length you need for between-the-string voicing. Store the rod in the opposite direction to protect your fingers from the needle. Chopstick voicers are used for final and small voicing touch up without the need to pull the grand action.

Retractable Chopstick Voicer (and other small voicing tools)