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 (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
122 registered (accordeur, anotherscott, 36251, 37 invisible), 1440 Guests and 22 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
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3
Topic Options
#2033000 - 02/14/13 11:50 AM Re: Attn Rebuilders: Pounding in machine [Re: Supply]
woodfab Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/06/05
Posts: 383
Loc: Stoneham, MA
Thanks guys for info an ideas.

Even when pressing down firmly with my hand in the center of the better bar with the high density foam I was unable to get all keys to bottom out.

The new motor arrives to today. I'll post some photos as soon as it's in.

By the way,what is the "12 step recovery plan"?
_________________________
Dan (Piano Tinkerer)

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#2033048 - 02/14/13 01:21 PM Re: Attn Rebuilders: Pounding in machine [Re: Supply]
Bill McKaig,RPT Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/16/11
Posts: 86
Loc: Tampa, FL
I built a pounder like this many years ago that worked on the same principal, pounding all the keys as a unit. I came to the same conclusion as Jim, individual pounders for each key would work better. I could never get even wear on all the keys.

It certainly made a lot of noise. I would cover the piano with blankets and leave the shop. Even standing in the driveway it made a terrible racket.

I looked for a long time to find one of those old player units that would sit above the keys. I never found one. I now use a different system that works well for me.
_________________________
Professional Piano Technician serving the Tampa bay area. website: mckaigpianoservice.com

Top
#2033106 - 02/14/13 03:36 PM Re: Attn Rebuilders: Pounding in machine [Re: woodfab]
jim ialeggio Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 746
Loc: shirley, MA
Originally Posted By: woodfab
By the way,what is the "12 step recovery plan"?


A dorky joke smirk

This escalates the construction, but how about having a dedicated spring and depressor for each key,mounted on your existing rails. The spring rate would match the force needed to depress the key, and each key would be pressed independently, by a the single cross arm??

Jim Ialeggio
_________________________
Jim Ialeggio
www.grandpianosolutions.com
advanced soundboard and action redesigns
978 425-9026
Shirley Center, MA

Top
Page 3 of 3 < 1 2 3

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Experienced pianist: digital piano to "replace" grand
by integris
Today at 05:39 PM
why do I suddenly have clacking bass notes
by music32
Today at 04:57 PM
Kawai Digital Piano
by Deegs23
Today at 03:28 PM
A new clip of the great Don Pullen in action
by rintincop
Today at 01:41 PM
A new clip of the great Don Pullen in action
by rintincop
Today at 01:38 PM
Forum Stats
77340 Members
42 Forums
159960 Topics
2349163 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission