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) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
146 registered (36251, accordeur, A Guy, ando, anamnesis, 41 invisible), 1801 Guests and 8 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
#2128168 - 08/04/13 09:35 PM Using a rubber doorstop for a mute
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2283
Loc: Maine


at 59 seconds take a look at the mute this guy uses. I admire his health and determination, but his mute is something I've never seen. (perhaps I've lived a sheltered life)
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#2128194 - 08/04/13 10:20 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
TunerJeff Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 506
Loc: Oregon Coast
The real question is; 'Was it new or used?'

Maybe we're all missing something here, and the doorstop is BETTER at muting strings than my old wedges and hammerfelt skivings, eh?
_________________________
Jeffrey T. Hickey, RPT
Oregon Coast Piano Services
TunerJeff440@aol.com

Top
#2128280 - 08/05/13 12:38 AM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: TunerJeff]
Steven Bolstridge Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/13/05
Posts: 201
Loc: Fitzgerald ,GA
In his piano tuning/repair course, Aubrey Willis said that a modified ice pick works just fine for removing center pins.
_________________________
piano tuner/technician

Top
#2128448 - 08/05/13 11:48 AM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
rXd Online   happy
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2009
Anyone who knew or knows Keith could never call him "this guy".

You could drop a piano he'd tuned from the roof and what was left of it would still be in tune.

I noticed the angle of his lever first. Someone was asking about that angle some time ago here.

He tunes on many sound stages, concert halls and studios and one of natures' gentlemen. good to know he's still going strong.

Can't get them small window wedges anymore, probably went out with the sash window. the big ones are everywhere.
_________________________
Concert & Recording tuner-tech, London, England.

"in theory, practice and theory are the same thing. In practice, they're not." - Lawrence P. 'Yogi' Berra.

Eschew obfuscation.



Top
#2128474 - 08/05/13 12:39 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: TunerJeff]
Olek Offline
7000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 7904
Loc: France
Originally Posted By: TunerJeff
The real question is; 'Was it new or used?'

Maybe we're all missing something here, and the doorstop is BETTER at muting strings than my old wedges and hammerfelt skivings, eh?


You harden the hammerfelt wedges with some lacquer and they work better.
_________________________
It is critical that you call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to cosponsor S. 2587 and H.R. 5052. Getting your legislators to cosponsor these bills


Top
#2128575 - 08/05/13 04:10 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7439
Loc: Rochester MN
Does Abel make doorstops?
_________________________
Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.

Top
#2128598 - 08/05/13 05:42 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
Grandpianoman Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 2437
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Amazing and wonderful to see a fellow at that age still tuning and going strong. Thanks for posting that! Hehe....a doorstop...why not? wink

Top
#2128648 - 08/05/13 08:26 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
Herr Weiss Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/26/12
Posts: 229
Loc: New York, N.Y.
Mister Albright must be celebrating his 90th birthday soon as this was filmed three years ago. So, Happy Birthday and Keep on Tuning and Riding!
_________________________
.

"Respond intelligently, even to unintelligent treatment."
-Lao Tzu

Top
#2128808 - 08/06/13 04:56 AM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: Minnesota Marty]
rXd Online   happy
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 2009
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Does Abel make doorstops?


The provenance of my doorstop is unclear, I believe it to be Renner but Abel makes one just as reliable.

(The felt skivings we use need some trimming but work admirably as doorstops in their raw state).
_________________________
Concert & Recording tuner-tech, London, England.

"in theory, practice and theory are the same thing. In practice, they're not." - Lawrence P. 'Yogi' Berra.

Eschew obfuscation.



Top
#2128884 - 08/06/13 10:38 AM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3932
When that vertical piano rocks a bit, you have a handy door stop to slip between the wheel and the floor!
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top
#2129005 - 08/06/13 03:34 PM Re: Using a rubber doorstop for a mute [Re: David Jenson]
Emmery Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 2481
Loc: Niagara Region, On. Canada
Strange topic....I've used rubber wedge mutes as door stops.
_________________________
Piano Technician
George Brown College /85
Niagara Region

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yundi Li wins14th International Chopin Competition (2000)
by pianoman9
42 minutes 7 seconds ago
Yuja Wang plays Scriabin
by pianoman9
Today at 10:19 AM
Moving a digital grand across country
by aellison62
Today at 09:42 AM
Acoustical Piano Actions vs High End Digital Piano Action
by LarryMan
Today at 08:07 AM
Acoustical Piano Actions vs High End Digital Piano Action
by LarryMan
Today at 08:05 AM
Forum Stats
78,334 Registered Members
43 Forums
161,905 Topics
2,377,776 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 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 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission