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21:58 Oct 24, 2007
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / Piano making
German term or phrase: Raste
Beim Klavier besteht die Raste im Regelfall aus Resonanzboden, Stegen, Rippen, Stimmstock, Rastenbalken, Stimmstockrückwand, Blindboden und Bodenlagerleiste. Man kann die Raste auch als Wirbelsäule des Klaviers oder Flügels bezeichnen

There are also some variations Rastenbalken, Rastbogen.

I would appreciate any help.
jfwhiteley
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1Framework/Frame
Sabine Akabayov, PhD
3wooden frame
Edward L. Crosby III
3detentxxxAnglo-German
3caseChristoph S
1 -1sound-board ribs
Kcda


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detent


Explanation:
"Detent: Physical click stop in the center of a control surface such as a pan or EQ cut/boost knob."


    Reference: http://www.musiconmypc.co.uk/art_glossary.php
xxxAnglo-German
Germany
Local time: 06:29
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Framework/Frame


Explanation:
"frame" alleine verbindet man vielleicht zu sehr mit nur einem Rahmen, aber der "frame" des Klaviers beinhaltet mehrere Teile. Daher wuerde meiner Meinung nach "Framework" gut passen und dieser Begriff wird auch benutzt.

Sabine Akabayov, PhD
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agree  Edward L. Crosby III: "Frame" seems reasonable, although my sources specify "wood frame".
7 hrs
  -> Thanks, some people count the iron part you mention as part of the frame
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sound-board ribs


Explanation:
It is only a hunch.

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Note added at 2 hrs (2007-10-25 00:22:31 GMT)
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This link has good graphics and explanations. Also a good cross section diagram style schematics for the interior and parts of the piano. Unfortunately while the German contains a wealth of information there is virtually no English counterpart (except in Simple English)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano

Kcda
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TurkishTurkish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kim Metzger: Die Raste besteht aus Resonanzboden, Stegen, Rippen, Stimmstock, Rastenbalken, Stimmstockrückwand, Blindboden und Bodenlagerleiste.
2 hrs
  -> Well then why distinguish? - lets just say raster = piano since all those terms put together almost create the whole piano! I guessed and suspect (probably) it might be the soundboard ribs. Otherwise frame/work is not limited to pianos. Violin/Guitar etc.
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wooden frame


Explanation:
That's what Seidl & Sohn call it. See http://www.seidl-piano.com/tec-us.html

This is corroborated at http://www.frederickcollection.org/works.html which says: "A modern piano's strings are supported by an iron plate, cast in a single piece and bolted to a heavy wooden frame."

Despite the above, I would think that not all piano frames are necessarily made of wood, but then again the piano is not my instrument of choice. Do you know what your "Raste" is made of?

Edward L. Crosby III
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case


Explanation:
As described in this example, several other pieces are attached to the case, including the soundboard (which would fit the source text), and the term framework appears again.





Example sentence(s):
  • Case- the rim of a grand piano is the wooden framework to which the plate is bolted and the soundboard is glued. The rim is in 2 parts: the inner rim and the outer rim. The plate and soundboard are attached to the inner rim.

    Reference: http://www.concertpitchpiano.com/GrandPianoConstruction.html
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