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
65 registered (bennevis, Al LaPorte, Artur Gajewski, AndyJoe, barbaram, 19 invisible), 1196 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
Topic Options
#208628 - 03/25/07 02:15 PM Piano Care - Keyboard
Hakki Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 2735
I just saw the below sentence at Faust Harrison's Web site (piano care section) and I am a bit astonished.

"The fallboard should always be open to allow free circulation of air around the keys."

I always keep it closed.
Am I doing it wrong?
How do you keep it?

Regards,
_________________________
Put in one of IMO, I think, to me, for me... or similar to all sentences I post

http://www.youtube.com/user/hakkithepianist

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#208629 - 03/25/07 02:22 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
VGrantano Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 771
Loc: New Jersey
Yes your doing wrong. When closed it "sweats" and can cause the keys to swell, making them stick.
Leave it open, a little dust will not be a big deal on the keys. They clean easy.

Top
#208630 - 03/25/07 03:45 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
CozyWriter Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 789
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
I'm not sure that closing the fallboard is going to give you such a hermetic seal that the keys would "sweat."

Also, if this were an ongoing problem, wouldn't manufacturers come up with a design cure by now?

It would be easy enough to vent the keys by making the fallboard fall less than 100% against the keys.
_________________________
Inspiration is the act of pulling a chair up to the writing desk.
Pramberger JP-185 (a 6'1" mahogany-red Grand)+ Glenn Gould-ish piano chair (no cushion)

Top
#208631 - 03/25/07 04:58 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
VGrantano Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 771
Loc: New Jersey
You know what? Close the cover.

Top
#208632 - 03/25/07 10:10 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
\:D
_________________________
Dennis

flickr


Top
#208633 - 03/25/07 10:13 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
I think the humidity issue would depend on where you live. Out here in normally quite dry west Texas I doubt humidity buildup would be much of an issue. However, it's raining tonight, so I'm going to open my fallboard now. Back in a bit . . .
_________________________
Dennis

flickr


Top
#208634 - 03/25/07 10:14 PM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
TX-Dennis Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 4126
Loc: Texas
With two cats and a four-year-old, I have to keep it closed most of the time. \:D I'm stopping at three in a row. I promise.
_________________________
Dennis

flickr


Top
#208635 - 03/26/07 09:27 AM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
Donna R. Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/26/07
Posts: 794
From the 'How to Care for Your Piano' section of the Kemble web site:

Be sure to close the fall each time after playing.

Top
#208636 - 03/26/07 11:15 AM Re: Piano Care - Keyboard
Zormpas Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/06/05
Posts: 616
Loc: Monterey, Ca
I always understood it to be:

Ivory keys: Keep it open to keep them from yellowing.

Plastic keys: Keep it closed to keep them from yellowing.
_________________________
-Zorba
"The Veiled Male"
http://www.doubleveil.net
1918 Hobart M. Cable "H"
"No-one would knowingly provide Franz Liszt with a mediocre piano." -E. M. Good

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!

Trade Regrets:
Barry "Bear" Arnaut

(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(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
Just to say "Hello"
by JennyS
11/27/14 05:33 AM
Dyslexia and reading the rhythm
by Nahum
11/27/14 04:18 AM
Wanted to give jazz a chance, reverting back to classical
by Artur Gajewski
11/27/14 03:31 AM
anyone... listening to Greek Radio?
by Nikolas
11/27/14 12:38 AM
Weber piano sonatas: a "hidden" treasure
by jeffreyjones
11/27/14 12:32 AM
Forum Stats
77065 Members
42 Forums
159390 Topics
2341380 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