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#2273138 - 05/09/14 07:13 AM Ivers & Ponds Upright
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Does anyone know if the tuning pins on these old uprights were tapered?

I tuned on last night. The pitch was all over the place and the pins were awfully loose, just barely tight enough to maybe tune. I decided to try tapping in a few and it worked far better than any other piano I have done it on. So I was wondering if the pins might be tapered on the 100 year old uprights. Anybody know?
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#2273229 - 05/09/14 12:07 PM Re: Ivers & Ponds Upright [Re: UnrightTooner]
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No. Indications: You cannot have tapered pins with threads. If you loosen a tapered pin and pull on it, it will come out.
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#2273243 - 05/09/14 12:50 PM Re: Ivers & Ponds Upright [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
No. Indications: You cannot have tapered pins with threads. If you loosen a tapered pin and pull on it, it will come out.


I thought the Bosendorfer pins were tapered...
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#2273313 - 05/09/14 03:33 PM Re: Ivers & Ponds Upright [Re: UnrightTooner]
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The key phrase here should be 100 year old upright. There aren't many blocks in a piano this age that aren't going to exhibit said age eventually. The real question will end up being how much longer will the pins hold.
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