So, I'm getting a little frustrated. While it will be a good piano when fixed, I will have save continuously to make proper repairs, or maybe there are some minor issues we can work out. We are still working on the strings in the bass strings and will probably have to replace a few. Can anyone tell me how to measure the string so that I can send it in and have them make a new one? Also, where would a good place be to buy them. We are also going to have to replace the bolt. I was wondering if that is what could be causing the rumbling of the instrument. I don't know if anyone knows about this problem. I guess there could be something stuck in it.
Also, the piano bench is fairly scratched up and I was wondering how we could repair it without stripping it. I know a few tips, but I'm sure I can get a few more here.
Otherwise, it has a very nice tone, will be even nicer when tuned. The piano could ring for forever, so we just have to work the issues out. I'm getting anxious about the finished product. Vinegar cleans brass up just fine and you should see the difference I made cleaning the back poles. There was brass under the dirt and grime!
I'm upset I can't make my Christmas cd on it this year as that was my goal, but maybe I'll have it next year.
As well, how do you keep students in a financially difficult time. I had 2 siblings for a month and they quit because of job changes. That really made my income shoot up and I'm disappointing not to have them. Also, how do you keep students who are stressed with problems at school and tend to let that get in the way of everything? These are students with very strong dispositions towards everything in life. Half of my studio quit for a while this week and it's fairly disturbing.
Anyway, I've bared my troubles, and let me know your thoughts.