Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
107 registered (Anita Potter, 36251, ando, A Guy, anamnesis, accordeur, 30 invisible), 1392 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1172322 - 03/31/09 10:13 PM One sticky damper.
wdot Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/28/07
Posts: 728
Loc: South Carolina, USA
I've never posted to this forum before. I have a Steinway L, early 1960s vintage, in very good shape.

Over the last 6 months or so, I noticed that the damper on the Ab below middle C would "hang" periodically. It eventually goes down, sometimes quite quickly, and always within a second or so, but the continuation of the sound is really bothersome.

This had been going on for a while, and I had my technician check it when he was tuning the piano. I didn't speak with him afterwards, but I thought he had fixed it.

Well, it's doing it again. One thing I remember was that it was particularly dry and cool on the day he came over. I'm not sure the damper "did it" while he was here. I live in the south, and while we run the heat and the AC, the interior humidity can vary pretty widely, particularly on moderate days when nothing runs at all.

Do you folks think this is related to humidity? Any suggestions about what I should say to my technician when I have him back over?

Thanks for any help that you can give me.

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#1172339 - 03/31/09 11:23 PM Re: One sticky damper. [Re: wdot]
BDB Online   content
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 21922
Loc: Oakland
Quote:
Do you folks think this is related to humidity?
Very possibly.
Quote:
Any suggestions about what I should say to my technician when I have him back over?
Fix it.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#1172700 - 04/01/09 03:28 PM Re: One sticky damper. [Re: BDB]
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3896
What BDB meant to say was have him/her pull the action out, remove the damper, check the underlever for sticking and re-pin (not lube) if needed. If it's not the underlever, bend the damper wire and/or ease the bushing. Check all other dampers for slugish response while the action is out. The dampers should fall back to the strings with a "plop".

I'd write more, but my helicopter just arrived - have an emergency tuning.





Edited by Bob (04/01/09 08:13 PM)
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Merry Christmas from Brazil! Feliz Natal!!
by Piano_Brazil
18 minutes 41 seconds ago
Rzewski: De Profundis
by pianoloverus
20 minutes 29 seconds ago
Guide to skills level
by Gemgem
42 minutes 53 seconds ago
piano with willie
by TonyB
Today at 08:25 PM
Weird notation in the left hand
by LarryShone
Today at 07:43 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160026 Topics
2349976 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission