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#2069416 - 04/23/13 03:44 PM Mabel's surgery
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She should recover from the anesthesia sometime Friday or Saturday!

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#2069428 - 04/23/13 04:14 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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I clicked on this thinking Mabel would be a fluffy white cat LOL. Is Mabel a harpsichord?

My Cecil B de Piano sends his good wishes to Mabel! 2hearts


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#2069433 - 04/23/13 04:18 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Mabel looks pretty young to be having surgery! smile

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#2069438 - 04/23/13 04:22 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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awww speedy recovery Mabel
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#2069448 - 04/23/13 04:40 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
Is Mabel a harpsichord?


Mabel's a full upright. She's laid back on a piano dolly in my living room right now and the technician now has her innards and keys at his workshop, so you can see her keybed, harp, and soundboard without all the usual stuff in the way.

Originally Posted By: Rickster
Mabel looks pretty young to be having surgery!


She's young still--17 or so--but besides her semiannual tuning, she'd not had any regulation or voicing or bushing replacements since her debut 17 years ago and she was overdue.

The technician noticed a small soundboard crack during his inspection, so she's getting that dealt with too before it becomes a bigger problem.
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#2069702 - 04/24/13 01:33 AM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery smile
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#2070146 - 04/24/13 06:24 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Cecil de Piano knows how Mabel feels- he had a refurb over a year ago and had all his action and keys taken out for a few weeks and he looked very sad and empty with his only his wooden frame and strings left. But he looked and sounded so much better afterwards and so will Mabel. x
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#2070149 - 04/24/13 06:27 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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At least there was no drilling or amputations.
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#2070169 - 04/24/13 06:53 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: EdwardianPiano]
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Originally Posted By: EdwardianPiano
he had a refurb over a year ago and had all his action and keys taken out


Mabel's supposed to be back in form on Friday or Saturday--crossing fingers.

Originally Posted By: earlofmar
At least there was no drilling or amputations


Au contraire! The technician took a penknife to Mabel's soundboard so that he could apply some sealant to a small crack. A penknife! Yikes!
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#2070683 - 04/25/13 01:41 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: earlofmar]
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Originally Posted By: earlofmar
At least there was no drilling or amputations.

No, but it looks like they performed an actionectamy. A little cleaning, or did she need a transplant? What's the prognosis?
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#2070696 - 04/25/13 02:09 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Derulux]
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Originally Posted By: Derulux
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
At least there was no drilling or amputations.

No, but it looks like they performed an actionectamy. A little cleaning, or did she need a transplant? What's the prognosis?


Some hammer shaping and voicing, key bushing replacement, and regulation. She was way overdue.

She's back on her feet today, but is still sans action. Monday, perhaps.
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#2070737 - 04/25/13 03:14 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Originally Posted By: Whizbang
Originally Posted By: Derulux
Originally Posted By: earlofmar
At least there was no drilling or amputations.

No, but it looks like they performed an actionectamy. A little cleaning, or did she need a transplant? What's the prognosis?


Some hammer shaping and voicing, key bushing replacement, and regulation. She was way overdue.

She's back on her feet today, but is still sans action. Monday, perhaps.

My parents' upright could use a similar servicing.. how much did this cost you (shoot me a PM if you don't want to post it)? I'd like to be able to give them a ballpark of what it should cost before they call the tech they know.
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#2070775 - 04/25/13 04:04 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Derulux]
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PM sent.
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#2077399 - 05/04/13 09:59 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Mabel's much better now.

The tech is going to come in soon and ease some of the new key bushings as well as look at a couple of notes whose timbre isn't quite in line with the rest of the keyboard. But overall, Mabel feels and sounds great.




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#2077465 - 05/05/13 02:13 AM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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Congrats! Is she already good enough for a recital?
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#2077468 - 05/05/13 02:21 AM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: Whizbang]
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At the risk of being insensitive, how much does this type of surgery and treatment cost? It may become necessary for my upright one day.... You may PM me if you don't want to discuss in public.
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#2077649 - 05/05/13 12:50 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: wouter79]
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Originally Posted By: wouter79
Congrats! Is she already good enough for a recital?


For a recital, not yet, but close.
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#2077652 - 05/05/13 12:54 PM Re: Mabel's surgery [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Originally Posted By: 4evrBeginR
At the risk of being insensitive, how much does this type of surgery and treatment cost? It may become necessary for my upright one day.... You may PM me if you don't want to discuss in public.


PM sent
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