Setting the beat...

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  1. clc

    clc Registered User

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    Hi all.
    Simple basic question.
    I had to raise the left side of the mantel clock to get it to beat.
    Do I bend the crutch to the left to set the beat?
    Thanks,
    Carlos
     
  2. David S

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    Toward the left.

    David
     
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  3. Uhralt

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    Yes.
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  4. clc

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    Thanks, Uhralt !!!
     
  5. bangster

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    "Adjust the crutch to the high side."
     
  6. shutterbug

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    The whole quote for your memory banks: "Tilt the clock 'till it beats with pride, then move the crutch to that high side."
     
  7. clc

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    "tilt the crutch to the high side"

    Thanks
     
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  9. clc

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    Thank you all for your help.
    Carlos
     
  10. Bruce Alexander

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    It's really whatever makes sense to you Carlos.

    I visualize the beat center. If it is displaced to the right, I bend or adjust the crutch away from the displacement, or to the left. If it is displaced to the left, I adjust the crutch to the right.

    Whatever method or mnemonic you use, this video is helpful in visualizing exactly what's going on and what needs to be done:
     
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  11. clc

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    Thanks for the video.

    Carlos
     

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