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#1909763 - 06/07/12 12:53 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Johnkie]
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Originally Posted By: Johnkie
Nice job Isaac ... One of the best tuning examples I have heard here .... was beginning to think that good tuners were in danger of being overtaken by the new "Russian" method !!

Did you use cardboard in the wrest pins and a plactrum wink


johnky,one may laugh and spit in my address. But as you wrote "method of Russian" will work, I belive in this. Adherents writes words of gratitude to me everyday. Corrugated shim no ! No one can convince me of this until you are free to link to yours video about this theme. And You must prove counterproductivity corrugated shim on this forum. Satisfaction of other options, I will not accept from you
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#1909769 - 06/07/12 01:10 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Today I tuned two Bechsteins, an M and an E.

My bocce team rallied from a 1 to 7 deficit to win 10 to 9 to close out the season.
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#1910089 - 06/07/12 03:45 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Doing a concert set up in West Vancouver for Sir Thomas Allen who is an English baritone I believe (or perhaps he is a Scot…) this is part of the Vancouver International Song Institute “SONGFIRE 2012”

Remember this thread from a while back? Some thought I had the numbers or dates mixed up.

While I am prepping this instrument I will take photos of all the numbers I have found everywhere.…


http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/1851964/1.html

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#1927779 - 07/16/12 10:52 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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I had my first experience with a little Ivers & Pond drop action spinet today. It was 150 cents flat. The last time it was tuned was 1999 and the previous tech had noted the he had tuned it 1/2 step flat. I was pleasantly surprised by this little piano. The feel of the pins was great, did two passes, the first with overpull on Tunelab. No strings broke. It ended up sounding very nice. That's the first Ivers & Pond I've seen here in my area.
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#1927789 - 07/16/12 11:20 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Ryan Hassell]
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I think the only Ivers & Pond spinets I've seen have had the dreaded plastic jacks, elbows and flanges.
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#1927805 - 07/17/12 12:06 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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It wasn't today, but over the weekend I moved a baby grand from Hinckley, California(the town with the hexavalent chromium contamination in Erin Brockavich), to Hemet, CA. The total distance traveled was ~375 miles, and it was hot out there.

So, I'm thinking I want to ditch NPLB1, my moving truck. It's too damn expensive to operate. So, I get calls to move three pianos this week.

Sigh...
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#1941087 - 08/11/12 10:26 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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All of our local schools are starting back up this coming week and I spent this past week tuning all of their pianos. I've tuned 23 pianos IN ONE WEEK!! That's around 6,000 pins. Man am I beat. This piano tuning thing was supposed to be a part-time job. Goodness! I start back at my full-time job as a choir teacher this week. At least I'll be able to pay the sales tax on my new truck. LOL!!!
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#1941904 - 08/13/12 11:38 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: OperaTenor]
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Originally Posted By: OperaTenor
It wasn't today, but over the weekend I moved a baby grand from Hinckley, California(the town with the hexavalent chromium contamination in Erin Brockavich), to Hemet, CA. The total distance traveled was ~375 miles, and it was hot out there.

So, I'm thinking I want to ditch NPLB1, my moving truck. It's too damn expensive to operate. So, I get calls to move three pianos this week.

Sigh...




So ditch the truck and lease or rent when you need one. That way the maintenance/insurance/upkeep is paid for by someone else.
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#1942402 - 08/14/12 06:46 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Or get/rent a trailer.
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#1942417 - 08/14/12 07:41 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Got some very positive feedback from the pickiest player around. She liked the bass on an old Chickering quarter grand. I had tuned it a number of times for her before and didn't do anything drastically different. Usually I play and tune only pure twelfths going down into the bass until things get shaky. Then I include the octave from the bottom. Lately, I've been including the octave as soon as I hit the first wound string. Sure was nice to get some feedback. I have learned not to ask for it. People are either too nice or don't understand what you are asking about.
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#1942475 - 08/14/12 10:29 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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What did Jerry do today? hahaha!! The same thing he did yesterday and the day before. Why? Cause, Jerry is on vacation this week!!! Muhaha!
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#1942542 - 08/14/12 12:36 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Jerry's on vacation and I'm not! This isn't right.

'Drove 45 miles of an 85 mile trip to replace a bass string and realized that the string was back home on the counter. I called all red-faced and rescheduled the appt. Hey, maybe this is a vacation after all.

Naaa, still got stuff on the schedule tomorrow.

I was right. Life isn't fair!!!
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#1942584 - 08/14/12 01:50 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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hahahahahaha, I set here laughing my butt off David!!! I did that once okay, maybe, twice......... with my tool box.. Drove 45 minutes to the appt only to find that I had left it home... Was using it in my shop the day before. Kept in my trunk after the 2nd or 3rd time and bought SHOP TOOLS!!!! smile
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#1942680 - 08/14/12 04:52 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Yesterday, I tuned a beautiful old "Cornish" upright, from around 1898. Beautifuly carved case, tall piano. Hat's off to the pro tuners...standing and tuning an upright is a lot different than tuning a grand! It needs a complete rebuild, which is not possible at this time. Never the less, the pinblock was treated some years ago with Krazy Glue, and it still is holding pretty well. All the strings are shot....the last time I tuned it, got to C8, and broke one string!...the oly string I have broken in my short tuning career. wink No strings broken yesterday. smile Ipad Verituner set to Average, ET.

It's her 50th birthday....this was her birthday present....I've known her parents for 35 years...it originally belonged to her mom, who was there and said she never heard it sound that great.......Interesting finds: on the bottom section, which I removed to take a pic, there was in chalk on the inside, "july, 1901"..... Here are a few pics.....What is that fourth pedal for? I looked up the Cornish brand...it looked to be a mail-order company that made ornate cases and organs.







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#1942686 - 08/14/12 05:05 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Beautiful piano GP! The fourth pedal was likely for a muting bar, similar to what Yamaha and other brands uses their middle pedal for. It'll bring down a piece of felt for softer playing. Practice pedal... It sure is hard to beat some of the quality and sounds of many of these older pianos.
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#1942708 - 08/14/12 05:54 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Starting from the left there is the Dolce pedal (moves hammer set to strings) next is the rinky tink pedal, next the muting bar pedal which may have a notch cut into the cabinet to lock into place, then sustain pedal.
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#1942712 - 08/14/12 06:03 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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It looks like the two middle pedals are tied together. One may lock and the other release. However, the mechanism is gone.
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#1942792 - 08/14/12 08:40 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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A customer's wildly yapping little dog bit me on the arm today as I was putting away my tools and talking to the customer. Totally unexpected and unprovoked! Nothing serious, only a few marks on my arm and the customer apologized profusely. Only the second time a dog bit me in somebody's house in 43 years of tuning people's pianos. Neither incident was serious. I just brushed it off as something that could happen. The customer gave me first aid and that was enough.
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#1942877 - 08/14/12 10:24 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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I was bitten in the leg (not today) by one of those little yapping dogs. With the dog attached to my leg, I immediately kicked my leg (my leg, not the dog) and watched the dog slide quite fast across the floor into the far wall. I didn't feel bad about it then, and I don't now.
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#1943045 - 08/15/12 07:30 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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The only thing that's bitten me so far was someone's cat. The cat rubbed up against me, so I reached down to pet it, and chomp.....ha ha...
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#1943116 - 08/15/12 10:59 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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I was bitten only once. It required stitches. Unbenounced to me, the dog was laying underneath the piano bench, quite docile and content. I had to move the bench to readjust my tuning position. As I did so, the dog looked up at me so, I reached further down to pet it thinking it was fine. It whipped its head around biting my hand requiring several stitches along with a shot. Afterward, the customer tells me, oh, the dog bites.... I'm thinking, then, why in the heck is the stupid dog out here with people???

At any rate, the doctor asked me all sorts of questions including the name of the client, the address then says, oh boy, that dog is considered a biter. Apparently, they are only allowed so many bites and they are put to sleep. This one, was put to sleep. I felt bad, in a way but, not that bad. If the dang dog bites, it shouldn't be around people, period.
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#1943162 - 08/15/12 12:30 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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I have learned to NEVER put my hand down for a dog. For the most part, I just ignore them, which seems to work. I've never understood why people keep dogs that bite...
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#1943540 - 08/16/12 03:40 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Jer,

So what did you tune on that piano? The Ever-Biting Vet's Temperament?
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#1943618 - 08/16/12 08:47 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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No, I de-tuned it. One string for every 3 notes! Gave it the real jazzzzzzy, rinky dink (tink? haha , loose tuning pin sound. smile hehe
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#1943982 - 08/16/12 04:37 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Helped getting over 100+ pianos ready for a Piano Summer School over the past few weeks. Highlight of today:

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#1943984 - 08/16/12 04:40 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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I dropped a glass washing dishes and cut my hand. Not too bad, but I went to the emergency room and will need to watch it for a week.
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#1944103 - 08/16/12 08:59 PM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Went back to my full time job of choir teacher today. I have 50 students in my high school choir this year!!! That is at a high school on only 300 students total!!! I teach at our middle school too. Got a new batch of 6th graders this year. After school today a brother to one of those new 6th graders told me that his sister said that choir was "AWESOME" today. Makes you feel good as a teacher!

Getting my new truck all fixed up with my logo, complete with piano keys along the rocker panels on Monday. I'll post a pic when it's done.
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#1944405 - 08/17/12 10:40 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Sam Casey]
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Setting behind my neighbor's house gettting free WI-FI! Stealing it... With their permission of course! Can usually get it from my cottage but, to darn windy. Won't pick it up today so, here I set, freezing my butt off in the cold, windy weather which should make some of you quite happy! Getting down to around 40 something tonight! BRRRRRR
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#1944430 - 08/17/12 11:25 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Originally Posted By: Eric Gloo
I have learned to NEVER put my hand down for a dog. For the most part, I just ignore them, which seems to work. I've never understood why people keep dogs that bite...


Depends, some people live in a neighborhood where its appropriate like heavy break ins, muggings ect...its nice to have a dog that watches your back (or your family's).

Its senseless to ask someone if their dog bites. All dogs can bite... their teeth are the only business end they have on their body and its programmed in their dna to make use of it when needed. Of course they can also be startled or frightened like any other creature and aloof of strangers. The point is that they do the deciding. Anyone asking me if my dog bites I just reply "He can", and leave it at that.
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#1944433 - 08/17/12 11:36 AM Re: So, what did you do today? [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
I dropped a glass washing dishes and cut my hand. Not too bad, but I went to the emergency room and will need to watch it for a week.


Lots of people are having odd accidents.

I am working on a Steinway A and the lady broke her wrist (scaphoid) so no concert at the end of the month.

A friend has their kid attacked and mauled by a cougar in a campground the other day.

Saved a guys life last weekend on the Crowsnest Hwy just the other side of Allison Pass,(4403ft.) after he skidded into the rock wall on his Harley. Dangerous 7% grade (1 in 14) down the back side into Princeton. The whole thing was a nightmare…..

Burned a four inch line in my leg trying to get the bike off of him.
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