- The string throws the hammer back. The buckling screw (10) presses the repeating leg (11) downwards.
- The hammer roll rests on the repeater leg in front of the jack.
- The hammer is “caught” at the tail (12) by the catcher (13) and held securely.
- This safely prevents an unintentional double strike (bouncing.)
The system is now in a stable, defined state. When the button is released again, the button releases the jack to the front again.
- The button only needs to be released about halfway.
- The jack (1) slides back under the hammer roller (2).
- Now the tone can be struck again.
The same note can therefore be struck again in quick succession - it is repeated. That is why such a mechanism is called: