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

Trying Something New with Search
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
111 registered (ahoffmann, 36251, Alex, 3times2, acetonitrile, 35 invisible), 1622 Guests and 8 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Topic Options
#2037809 - 02/23/13 03:21 AM Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby
piano man saint Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 18
Loc: NYC, NJ and PA
Hi all
I have come across a Baldwin baby Grand about 5'1" which had a keyboard shift lever which was broken in two. I looked all over the piano trying to find a serial number or any kind of marking but was unable to locate anything. I would like to find a replacement but not knowing exactly which model Baldwin this is I am not sure how to go about it. any suggestions? The other question I want to ask is has anyone ever welded one of these levers and were the results satisfactory? I'm new to the Seattle area and do not know my way around as far as shops or suppliers in the area yet.

Top
(ad 568) PTG Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps
PTG Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps
#2037881 - 02/23/13 09:57 AM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: piano man saint]
TecFlip Offline
Full Member

Registered: 09/16/12
Posts: 122
Loc: Kansas City, MO
Can you post a picture of the lever? Also, if you cant find the serial number, call gibson guitars. They bought baldwin a while back and may be able to help get the #.
_________________________
-Jon Lee
YouTube Channel - http://www.youtube.com/user/JleewSongs
Yamaha P-35b

Top
#2037938 - 02/23/13 12:08 PM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: piano man saint]
piano man saint Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 18
Loc: NYC, NJ and PA
I did send Gibson an email but got no reply. I can call them next week. I don't post here often and I have never posted a pic. Can't see the file manager on full reply screen.

Top
#2038011 - 02/23/13 02:17 PM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: piano man saint]
Silverwood Pianos Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4263
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada

The cheapest and quickest route would be to have the pieces brazed by someone who does casting repairs to engine blocks and marine engine blocks.

About $35-40 dollars and you are ready to install.
_________________________
Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
http://silverwoodpianos.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SilverwoodPianosDotCom
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

Top
#2039143 - 02/25/13 04:19 PM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: Silverwood Pianos]
piano man saint Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/12/10
Posts: 18
Loc: NYC, NJ and PA
I agree that welding would be quick, I was just wondering if anyone has done this before and how well the weld held up. But yes that seems to be the route I will take. Thanks

Top
#2039273 - 02/25/13 08:21 PM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: piano man saint]
Silverwood Pianos Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4263
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada

I purchase one from Apsco years ago. The configuration was backwards, so I had to cut the length and reverse the tab.

Had it brazed by a shop that repairs engine blocks. Never had a problem; it is the same way that pedals are brazed today.
_________________________
Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
http://silverwoodpianos.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SilverwoodPianosDotCom
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

Top
#2039296 - 02/25/13 09:14 PM Re: Piano Shift lever on a Baldwin baby [Re: piano man saint]
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2412
Loc: Maine
Also try to determine WHY it broke. Some of these small Baldwin grands had pedal lyre screws that would hit the action frame, particularly if longer screws were tried in an effort to get the lyre tighter.
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
Composer Statuettes
(ad) Teaching Music To Children
Teaching Music to Children
(ad) Yamaha Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP4 & CP40 Stage Pianos
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
PianoDisc
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Choosing a digital piano
by cacophonous
07/28/15 11:11 AM
How to choose Kawai K3 and Kawai K15-E
by acetonitrile
07/28/15 09:15 AM
Best Portable Recording Interface For a DP ???
by musicmad
07/28/15 04:21 AM
Best angle for filming piano at home?
by Vlasta
07/28/15 03:34 AM
Best Digital Pianos
by JDRPiano
07/28/15 02:09 AM
What's Hot!!
New Forum for Selling Your Products or Services
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
80,175 Registered Members
44 Forums
165,799 Topics
2,430,533 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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