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

Trying Something New with Search
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
73 registered (Alex Hutor, 36251, augustm, Bellicapelli, Amusingprofessor, alwatson, 14 invisible), 1257 Guests and 7 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
#1909730 - 06/06/12 11:13 PM Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand
Ryan Hassell Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 542
Loc: Farmington, MO
Hello all!

I am needing help. I have a Kimball Grand action that I'm working on with a missing whippen. Here is the picture...



I cannot find a serial number, but I believe the piano was made in 1981. Am I correct that Kimball's used Schwander actions? I found a whippen on p. 119 in the Schaff Cagalogue that says it will fit a Schwander type grand action, however I don't see how it will work. Any suggestions?

Thanks for your help!!!
_________________________
Ryan G. Hassell
Hassell's Piano Tuning
Farmington, MO
www.hassellspianotuning.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hassells-Piano-Tuning/163155880804
ryanhassell@hotmail.com

Top
(ad 568) PTG Convention Norfolk
PTG Convention Norfolk
#1909738 - 06/06/12 11:40 PM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Del Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 5410
Loc: Olympia, Washington
Originally Posted By: Ryan Hassell
Hello all!

I am needing help. I have a Kimball Grand action that I'm working on with a missing whippen. Here is the picture...

... I cannot find a serial number, but I believe the piano was made in 1981. Am I correct that Kimball's used Schwander actions? I found a whippen on p. 119 in the Schaff Cagalogue that says it will fit a Schwander type grand action, however I don't see how it will work. Any suggestions?

This is Kimball's "compact" grand action. I believe it was only used in their "La Petite" (4' 7") grands.

I probably have a few of these around if you're not in too big a hurry. Contact me privately at one of the email addresses below.

ddf
_________________________
Delwin D Fandrich
Piano Research, Design & Manufacturing Consultant
ddfandrich@gmail.com
(To contact me privately please use this e-mail address.)

Stupidity is a rare condition, ignorance is a common choice. --Anon

Top
#1909742 - 06/07/12 12:04 AM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Ryan Hassell Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 542
Loc: Farmington, MO
Thanks Del!!

I just sent you an email!
_________________________
Ryan G. Hassell
Hassell's Piano Tuning
Farmington, MO
www.hassellspianotuning.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hassells-Piano-Tuning/163155880804
ryanhassell@hotmail.com

Top
#1909809 - 06/07/12 03:21 AM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Olek Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 9230
Loc: France
certainly not a Schwander part wink
_________________________
Professional of the profession.
Foo Foo specialist
I wish to add some kind and sensitive phrase but nothing comes to mind.!

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1909987 - 06/07/12 12:39 PM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Steve in Cincy Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/09/11
Posts: 88
Loc: Cincinnati, OH
Yes, that's a little differently-shaped than the Schwander wippens in my 6'7 from that same time frame. It also seems quite a bit smaller, which matches Del's description of it being "compact".

I found the serial number on mine down on the underside of the piano, on the fairly thick, metal L-bracket that is running parallel to the keyboard. That bracket on mine is painted black and the serial number was "engraved", so to speak, and was only noticeable when I took a light under the piano to look for it. It's so well disguised, you can easily miss it, but the numbers/letters are actually fairly big. Hope that helps.



Edited by Steve in Cincy (06/07/12 12:41 PM)
_________________________
Regards,
Steve Schutte
Cincinnati
1979 6'7 Kimball Grand
1902 6' Hazelton Bros. Grand (project piano)

Top
#1915501 - 06/18/12 11:45 PM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Ryan Hassell Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 542
Loc: Farmington, MO
Del,

I received the whippens. Thanks so much! Going to install it tomorrow.
_________________________
Ryan G. Hassell
Hassell's Piano Tuning
Farmington, MO
www.hassellspianotuning.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hassells-Piano-Tuning/163155880804
ryanhassell@hotmail.com

Top
#1916456 - 06/20/12 10:28 PM Re: Whippen for a Kimball Baby Grand [Re: Ryan Hassell]
Ryan Hassell Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/07/09
Posts: 542
Loc: Farmington, MO
Del,
Put in the whippen today. Worked like a dream!!!! Thanks again!!!
_________________________
Ryan G. Hassell
Hassell's Piano Tuning
Farmington, MO
www.hassellspianotuning.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hassells-Piano-Tuning/163155880804
ryanhassell@hotmail.com

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!

--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
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
(ad)
Hammond A100 for Sale!
PRICE DROPPED!
(Think B3)
Hammond A100 for sale!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad 125)
Sweetwater $55,000 Giveaway
Sweetwater $55,000 Mic Locker Giveaway
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Lauterbrunnen Podcast.. talk about music and basejumping
by Erik BerikHerik
05/06/16 06:13 AM
New piano action settling?
by Beemer
05/06/16 03:29 AM
Music Notes & Keyboards Swimming Pool
by Piano Valentine
05/05/16 10:59 PM
Little help from Kimball owners
by Davemaster84
05/05/16 10:42 PM
Mason & Hamlin Visit & ProRecord MIDI System
by Piano World
05/05/16 05:53 PM
Forum Stats
83,527 Registered Members
44 Forums
172,445 Topics
2,521,699 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

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