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#2042043 - 03/02/13 09:27 PM damper pedal broken/cost to replace...?
Barb860 Offline
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Registered: 04/11/09
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the pedal is functional, (Mason Hamlin AA), but the brass is literally broken off (picture a jagged edged chunk broken off). Is this cosmetic and/or a big, costly deal to repair?

Thank you!

I'm considering purchasing this older piano.
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#2042054 - 03/02/13 10:20 PM Re: damper pedal broken/cost to replace...? [Re: Barb860]
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Piano supply houses off a selection of pedal sets that can be matched to the Mason. It might not be exact but with proper installation they will do well. Have a technician measure the proper size and he or she can show you the catalog of different sets. They will have to purchase a set as the supplier does not sell separate pedals. Also, it would be a good time to repair the worn pedal bushings and any other components in the pedal box. I recently purchased a 1931 Mason Hamlin AA that I will be restoring. In it's current all original state it sounds warm and rich but the action/touch is worn and needs to be restored.
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#2042149 - 03/03/13 03:56 AM Re: damper pedal broken/cost to replace...? [Re: Barb860]
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I had the broken pedal from one of my pianos brazed. The repair is hardly noticeable and only when you make a point of looking for it. Simpler and cheaper than replacing both pedals.


Edited by Withindale (03/03/13 10:27 AM)
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#2042371 - 03/03/13 02:25 PM Re: damper pedal broken/cost to replace...? [Re: Barb860]
David Boyce Offline
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I too had a pedal brazed for a customer. It cost very little to get done and saved the customer a sizeable expense. The repair is hardly noticable.

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#2042542 - 03/03/13 08:28 PM Re: damper pedal broken/cost to replace...? [Re: David Boyce]
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Thanks for your comments! Very helpful!
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