Monthly Archives: December 2012

Moth Attack!!


Here is just one small and relatively very minor example of moth attack: Moths typically first go for the hidden bits of felt (like this key rest felt), but will happily munch their way through all the piano felts – … Continue reading

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Tuning Pin Turning?


It took me one whole year to source a tuning lever (ie a tuning head attachment) small enough to turn all these tuning pins. They are of a size no longer available, so even my tuning lever’s smallest attachment wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Bat Pin Turning


When the front key bushings get worn, the resulting wobble can be very off-putting for pianists (a bit like too much play on a car steering wheel). Turning the bat pins can delay replacing the bushings by as much as … Continue reading

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String Resuscitation


Dead-sounding bass strings (wound strings) can be revived, as long as they don’t look like they’ll snap if tension is released. A full maul-to-maul resuscitation is required. Simply identify the culprit, release all tension, grab the eye windings with maul … Continue reading

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Lift Noise Felt Trimming


This time, trimming of the split wedge felts was needed because of excessive lift noise: when 20+ wedges are lifted together (using the pedal) quite a “zing” or “ghost” noise can be heard as the felts effectively collectively (and then … Continue reading

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