M75 Dampening Issue
I just purchased a very nice M75 from a guy in town. I tried it out with and without dampening and it sounded great.
So we break it down, and I drive it home, and assemble it back together.
The dampening on the lower octave is poor, no dampening; the higher register is OK and so far no issues.
I've fiddled with the dampening controls and took out the bars, placed them back in, along with the frame pieces. At least 3 times. Still the dampening is almost non existent on the lower register.
Is there any advice someone can give on how to resolve the uneven dampening? The felt pad looks pretty good, so I don't know if it's the spring assembly or what. I tried getting PDF of the M75 manual from Musser (online) but it's apparently not there on their website.
Is there some other product that I can consider as a replacement for the dampening pad? Or maybe it should be "thicker"??
Thank you for your help,