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#1988589 - 11/19/12 03:33 PM Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano?
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I have an upright piano with a split top lid and am looking for a lid prop so that I can open the lid at around 45 degrees to deflect the sound outwards.

At the moment I am using a wooden clothes peg to hold it open, but despite searching online and asking my piano supplier if he could source one for me, I have come up short.

Can anyone suggest a potential supplier?

With thanks in advance,

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#1988609 - 11/19/12 04:39 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: PNO40]
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http://www.stevespianoservice.com/Online-Piano-Parts-Catalog/piano-cabinet-hardware.htm

Lid Prop-- Lifts lid on uprights to
allow more sound from the piano. Part# SH560 $ 2.00


Edited by Guapo Gabacho (11/19/12 04:41 PM)

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#1988645 - 11/19/12 06:35 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: Guapo Gabacho]
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Thanks Guapo. Even though they specify a minimum spend of 20 bucks and this small part will be heading across the Atlantic, I'll try to contact them and see if they respond.

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#1988655 - 11/19/12 07:06 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: PNO40]
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Or you could cut a stick and drill a hole for a mounting screw in it to do the same thing.
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#1988713 - 11/19/12 09:24 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: PNO40]
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That short lid prop will lift the lid about 2 inches, which is nowhere near the 45 degrees you are looking for. BDB has the right idea. If you want to get fancy, buy a length of 1/4" (6 mm) brass rod to use as a prop.
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#1988961 - 11/20/12 01:38 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: PNO40]
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Or contact a local woodworker to custom make one for you. There are lots of amateurs who would be able to make something that would not only be functional but would look nice, and would not be terribly expensive, I would imagine.
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#1988962 - 11/20/12 01:40 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: Supply]
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Originally Posted By: Supply
That short lid prop will lift the lid about 2 inches, which is nowhere near the 45 degrees you are looking for.


It depends how close you put it to the hinge.

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#1988985 - 11/20/12 03:04 PM Re: Help: Where to source a lid prop for an upright piano? [Re: BDB]
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Well, a stick is better than a clothes peg, and a brass rod is better than a stick, and perhaps a custom made wooden prop is best of all ... All great suggestions! Many thanks!

P.

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