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#2104878 - 06/19/13 01:07 PM Tunning Pins
REW Offline
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Registered: 06/12/13
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Loc: Hobe Sound, Fl
Steinway Upright 1926 J

The number of turns on the pin to get old string off?
If I restring all do I need to replace pin bushings or just new pins?

I'm new to this forum so take it easy on me.
I picked this J up for a possible rebuilding project.
Retired and have the time and space.

Piano Servicing by Arthur Reblitz is my Book of choice.

Bob

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#2104885 - 06/19/13 01:23 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
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I think you should start with an easier piano to work on. Steinway uprights have a number of peculiarities that require some experience before one is ready to tackle them. They will be beyond what Reblitz covers. You can pick up any number of more conventional uprights for free, that will give you the experience you need before you work on this piano.
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#2104889 - 06/19/13 01:34 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
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Registered: 05/03/03
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Loc: Tennessee
Greetings,
If the coils and pins are original and untouched....

1/2 turn should let you lift the becket. Then, pull the coil off, cut the wire, etc. Going back in, use a dummy pin to put 2 complete turns in a coil, replace on pin, tighten. It will take a little more than the 1/2 turn out you started with, but that just sinks the pin in a little more and gets some unused pin block involved in the tuning, (a good thing).

Restringing is easier if the bearing bars are off, but you will have to keep the tension low, low, low, if you ever hope to screw them back down again against the string tension. Do NOT take them off with the old strings under them at tension, they can break.

It is usually not a job done well, the first time.

Regards,


Edited by Ed Foote (06/19/13 01:35 PM)

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#2104892 - 06/19/13 01:40 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
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A J may have a capo bar. I am not certain.
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#2104895 - 06/19/13 01:50 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
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There probably aren't any pin bushings, either.
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#2104896 - 06/19/13 01:53 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
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Definitely no bushings!
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#2104911 - 06/19/13 02:30 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
Zeno Wood Offline
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Registered: 11/20/07
Posts: 490
Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Try the new book, in my opinion it completely replaces Reblitz:

Pianos Inside Out, by Mario Igrec
http://www.pianosinsideout.com/
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#2105978 - 06/21/13 09:33 PM Re: Tunning Pins [Re: REW]
Gary Fowler Offline
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Posts: 375
Rew,

Why are you replacing the strings?
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