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

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
122 registered (ando, Anita Potter, Al LaPorte, A Guy, anamnesis, anotherscott, 32 invisible), 1242 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
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
*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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1998246 - 12/12/12 09:17 AM strange sound from base string
flash45 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 22
Hi everyone, i have a 1921 steinway Alll (REBUILT August 2012) and i have an issue with the 'c' two below middle c. When played loud it sounds fine at first then it does this weird thing that sounds like you are plucking it with a goitar pick. Its not a wa wa sound like a pulsation. I isolated one of the two strings and it only made the sound when the string to the left was played. This sound occurs when the note is played loud. My tech is on vacation right now so i was wondering if anyone had an ide what could be causing this.

Thanks

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#1998262 - 12/12/12 09:58 AM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: flash45]
UnrightTooner Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/13/08
Posts: 5206
Loc: Bradford County, PA
The string is probably banging against the damper wire.
_________________________
Jeff Deutschle
Part-Time Tuner
Who taught the first chicken how to peck?

Top
#1998272 - 12/12/12 10:29 AM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: flash45]
Johnkie Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 755
Loc: England
Yep .... my bet would also be the damper wire touching the string when the note is played loud. Quite offen happens... but a pretty minor fault that is easy to correct.
_________________________
Concert Tuner & Technician for the past 49 years in the United Kingdom
and Member of the Pianoforte Tuners' Association (London)
www.jphillipspianoservices.freeindex.co.uk : E-mail jophillips06@aol.com

Top
#1998662 - 12/12/12 11:28 PM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: flash45]
rysowers Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/16/07
Posts: 2668
Loc: Olympia, WA
_________________________
Ryan Sowers,
Pianova Piano Service
Olympia, WA
www.pianova.net

Top
#1998799 - 12/13/12 08:02 AM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: flash45]
David Jenson Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2287
Loc: Maine
I agree also. thumb (It's Thursday. It's my "agreeable" day.)
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top
#1999082 - 12/13/12 05:40 PM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: UnrightTooner]
Olek Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 7904
Loc: France
Originally Posted By: UnrightTooner
The string is probably banging against the damper wire.


Hello, I just seen that today on a mod O where an astute technician mounted all damper felts without underfelt, some 20 years ago.

With time and compression of the felt now many bass notes have a parasitic tone if played strong enough.
_________________________
It is critical that you call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to cosponsor S. 2587 and H.R. 5052. Getting your legislators to cosponsor these bills


Top
#2006166 - 12/29/12 06:20 PM Re: strange sound from base string [Re: Olek]
flash45 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 22
Thanks everyone for your reply. The damper wire was touching the string as you all sugested and i have had it taken care of.

Best regards!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
1890 Steinway "B"...
by Entheo
03/03/15 07:24 AM
Carpet under grand piano
by pinkfloydhomer
03/03/15 06:58 AM
Need help to identify 41 key piano (Herrburger Brooks)
by Paulmk5
03/03/15 06:01 AM
Glenn Gould on television - Music in the U.S.S.R.
by pianoman9
03/03/15 05:35 AM
What is the key of your life?
by piano_friend
03/03/15 03:20 AM
Forum Stats
78,379 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,029 Topics
2,379,051 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission