Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
123 registered (alerique, anamnesis, 36251, AndrewGleibman, alexkoo, AntonJ, 39 invisible), 1899 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Topic Options
#1327285 - 12/17/09 07:57 AM Lost Motion Compensated Grand Action
UnrightTooner Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 5355
Loc: Bradford County, PA
Saw a different grand action than I am used to. Instead of a true unacorda, the soft pedal moved the hammers closer to the strings. What was interesting was that the soft pedal lifted both the whippens and the rebound rail. Like an upright with lost motion compensation, there was a small, additional lever on the whippen that is lifted by the soft pedal lever. The rep lever had a bossed hole for access to the rep spring screw, also. It was a something-or-other Meyer made in Chicago with ice cream cone legs. Long ago someone had glued some front rail punchings to the rebound rail felt in places for some reason. All in all it is a bit of a wreck, but will do what I can for the owners including a pin block treatment next month.

Is this a very unusual action? The only reason I noticed was that a couple of notes where blocking against the strings and I needed to pull the action. Otherwise, I try to leave well enough alone on these musty, rusty, trusty pianos. One thing I did learn is that lining up the screws when fastening the action back into the piano is not enough. You have to get it precisely where it was or the tone is different.
_________________________
Jeff Deutschle
Part-Time Tuner
Who taught the first chicken how to peck?

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#1327302 - 12/17/09 08:40 AM Re: Lost Motion Compensated Grand Action [Re: UnrightTooner]
Bob Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4282
I see them occasionally. Not my favorite action, but the key touch can be fairly good. I've always let the hammer shanks rest on the rail. They are often seen on the lower quality instruments. Parts are usually non-standard.


Edited by Bob (12/17/09 08:41 AM)
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top
#1327310 - 12/17/09 08:56 AM Re: Lost Motion Compensated Grand Action [Re: Bob]
UnrightTooner Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 5355
Loc: Bradford County, PA
Thanks, Bob:

So why do you let the shanks rest on the rail?
_________________________
Jeff Deutschle
Part-Time Tuner
Who taught the first chicken how to peck?

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Italy Members - Please Check In
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano creak?
by Beemer
08/25/16 04:48 PM
Chinese-made Apollo or Korean-made Lindbergh
by Jadeinbe
08/25/16 03:20 PM
Roland LX 17 / KAWAI CS 11, some questions
by AlexEbel
08/25/16 01:41 PM
Hallet Davis baby grand with sticking keys
by David68
08/25/16 12:50 PM
Difference between Kawai pianos
by dreja
08/25/16 09:53 AM
Forum Stats
84,767 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,739 Topics
2,550,308 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission