Piano Society
Free Classical Keyboard Recordings
It is currently Thu Oct 23, 2014 11:07 pm

All times are UTC - 1 hour




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Problem with my piano
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:15 pm 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:45 am
Posts: 9573
Location: Netherlands
Some days ago one of my keys went limp. I took the courage to remove and inspect the element, and the problem was clear. The little noose holding the long spring in the middle is broken, see image. I suppose I can get that repaired easily but am a bit worried the other 87 will also be worn and prone to giving up any time now. Anybody got experience with this kind of thing ?

Damn, only two weeks ago I had to glue an ivory back on the key, and in the process managed to break a hammer shank which I then had to glue also. All is holding well and now this. No fun...


Attachments:
probleem.jpg [168.27 KiB]
Not downloaded yet

_________________
Nothing is always absolutely so -- Sturgeon's law
Chris Breemer
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Problem with my piano
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:16 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 06, 2008 3:07 pm
Posts: 692
Location: Carbondale, IL
Chris, sorry to hear about this, and right after those recordings. Surprised it didn't happen in the time you were making them. Hopefully you can find a good repairman where you live. Not sure your tuner would be able to help you? Not living in Holland, I can't hardly recommend any piano techs to you.

By the look of your picture, seems like you could just retie the noose, but, that's just me giving advice. Probably will want a second opinion before making any changes. Sounds like a bummer, sorry.

_________________
"I don't know what music is, but I know it when I hear it." - Alan Schuyler
Riley Tucker


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Problem with my piano
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:33 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:45 am
Posts: 9573
Location: Netherlands
My tuner says I can put in a new noose myself if I have the material. He'll show me the trick on friday :)

_________________
Nothing is always absolutely so -- Sturgeon's law
Chris Breemer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Problem with my piano
PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 3:18 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:59 am
Posts: 268
I had a problem with worn-out and breaking bridle straps on my (former) upright piano. My excellent technician said that with cloth parts, when one wears out, the others are not far behind. Even so, given limited finances, I chose to repair only the broken ones. Then six months later I repaired the ones that had broken in the interim. Then a year later I gave away the piano (and yes I did warn the recipients about the issue and gave them my technician's phone number).


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 1 hour


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group