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#1935686 - 08/01/12 07:46 AM unique sluggish key fix
David Jenson Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 1947
Loc: Maine
'Opened a small console piano yesterday and got quite a surprise. There was a very dusty 1 /12" wide strip of innertube material stretched over the back of the keys. It affected the touch rather drastically as you can imagine, and since it was anchored to the key bed at each end, the low "A" and the high "C" were unusable.

I removed it, did a little key easing, and the customer was happy.

Never say you've seen it all, I guess.
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#1935704 - 08/01/12 08:31 AM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: David Jenson]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
That's one I've not seen before either David. A picture would have been kind of cool.

What coo coo bird put that one in there? OOoo OOOooo I know, I know! Wait, a piano "tooner" or, a DYIER.... smile LOL.
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#1935705 - 08/01/12 08:31 AM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: David Jenson]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
Oooooops! I guess I only need one posting of this.... hehe. It's my computers fault. smile


Edited by Jerry Groot RPT (08/01/12 07:40 PM)
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#1935731 - 08/01/12 09:36 AM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: Jerry Groot RPT]
MStaples Offline
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Registered: 03/02/09
Posts: 10


Sadly, not as unique a sluggish key solution as it should be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrMhljEelgc


Michael Staples
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#1935764 - 08/01/12 10:45 AM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: David Jenson]
Emmery Offline
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Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 2328
Loc: Niagara Region, On. Canada
David, I'm surprised they didn't have an overhead ceiling fan running full blast to reduce the down weight on the keys to acceptable levels. (Don't laugh...this was suggested to a piano player I know).
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#1935786 - 08/01/12 11:36 AM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: MStaples]
Eric Gloo Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1179
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
Originally Posted By: MStaples
Sadly, not as unique a sluggish key solution as it should be:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrMhljEelgc


Not only is the choice of "lubricant" disturbing, so is the dropping of the mute handles on the fall board.
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#1936009 - 08/01/12 07:24 PM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: Jerry Groot RPT]
David Jenson Offline
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Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 1947
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
That's one I've not seen before either David. A picture would have been kind of cool.

What coo coo bird put that one in there? OOoo OOOooo I know, I know! Wait, a piano "tooner" or, a DYIER.... smile LOL.
I was really bummed that I didn't have a camera with me.

I have no idea who thought up that "repair".

Jerry, have you been here in Maine "tooning" pianos?
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#1936010 - 08/01/12 07:25 PM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: Emmery]
David Jenson Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 1947
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Emmery
David, I'm surprised they didn't have an overhead ceiling fan running full blast to reduce the down weight on the keys to acceptable levels. (Don't laugh...this was suggested to a piano player I know).
'Too late. I laughed before I reached the parentheses!
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#1936014 - 08/01/12 07:39 PM Re: unique sluggish key fix [Re: David Jenson]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
Originally Posted By: David Jenson
Originally Posted By: Jerry Groot RPT
That's one I've not seen before either David. A picture would have been kind of cool.

What coo coo bird put that one in there? OOoo OOOooo I know, I know! Wait, a piano "tooner" or, a DYIER.... smile LOL.
I was really bummed that I didn't have a camera with me.

I have no idea who thought up that "repair".

Jerry, have you been here in Maine "tooning" pianos?



Shhhhhhhhhhh!!! Don't tell on me man!!!! cry smile
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Piano Technicians Guild
Grand Rapids, Michigan
www.grootpiano.com

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