Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
112 registered (36251, accordeur, alans, agraffe, 27 invisible), 2048 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
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
*Live Piano Venues
*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
Topic Options
#2316169 - 08/16/14 08:19 AM Replacement work on my Bechstein B
PhilipInChina Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bulgaria
http://i59.tinypic.com/zskcg5.jpg

That is a photo of the work which was done on my B shortly before I got it. Any comments would be welcome.
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2316170 - 08/16/14 08:28 AM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
Gadzar Online   content
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 2459
Loc: Mexico City
Your link made my computer to crash.

I guess there is a virus in that page.
_________________________
Rafael Melo
Piano Technician
rafaelmelo@afinacionpianos.com.mx

Serving Mexico City and suburbs.

http://www.afinacionpianos.com.mx

Top
#2316182 - 08/16/14 09:25 AM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
PhilipInChina Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bulgaria
I do apologise. It was entirely unintentional, I assure you.
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
#2316183 - 08/16/14 09:27 AM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
PhilipInChina Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bulgaria
Just tried it myself from here and it seems to be working fine.
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#2316224 - 08/16/14 11:56 AM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
SMHaley Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/06/13
Posts: 1131
Loc: Seattle
Works for me. Looks respectable. Hammers not perfectly level but I'm assuming it has some hours on it.
_________________________
PTG Associate
AIO Regular Member
ASCAP
Pipe Organ Builder
Chief Instrument Technician, Director, Chancel Arts
Church Music Professional
AA Music Arts 2001, BM Organ, Choral 2005


Baldwin F 1960 (146256)
Zuckermann Flemish Single

Top
#2316397 - 08/16/14 10:26 PM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: SMHaley]
PhilipInChina Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bulgaria
Originally Posted By: SMHaley
Works for me. Looks respectable. Hammers not perfectly level but I'm assuming it has some hours on it.


Yes, there are some hours on it. The vendor had it restored and then sold it shortly afterwards. I have had it for about 6 months but am not in Europe often enough, or long enough to do much playing. Some guests play it as well, of course.
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
#2323866 - 09/03/14 11:06 PM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
PhilipInChina Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/19/13
Posts: 2663
Loc: Bulgaria
Could anybody make a guess as to the brand of components used?
_________________________
Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"

Top
#2324048 - 09/04/14 01:44 PM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
Steve Jackson Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/02/07
Posts: 715
Loc: Zichron Yaacov, Israel

It's a mostly original Schwander action. Hammers are probably old style Renners, single coat like the originals. Flanges seem new,
probably Renner. Shanks are Schwander as all the other parts.
Original keys nicely cleaned.

Hammers are probably too hard and heavy for your piano though.

Steve
_________________________
http://pianos4u.co.il

Top
#2324110 - 09/04/14 05:39 PM Re: Replacement work on my Bechstein B [Re: PhilipInChina]
Olek Offline
9000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 9230
Loc: France
shanks are changed as well, look darker because of the pic it make no sense to change the flanges only unless the bushings are renewed on the flanges, but gluing a new hammer set on old shanks is not worth) Abel for me, more than Renner, but I am not sure. they could be just a hair heavy, but need to be softened a lot generally and shaped very round so to reduce dynamics.

This is the original old acton with linked whippen/key.
No surprise the hammer line is not perfect, it is very hard to regulate and stabilize it. one need to turn 2 screws at each time one one direction the other counter, on the sort of balance on the key.
If too much stress left the hammer do not keep its position.

Nicely cleaned








Edited by Olek (09/04/14 05:41 PM)
_________________________
Professional of the profession.
Foo Foo specialist
I wish to add some kind and sensitive phrase but nothing comes to mind.!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Piano Summit 2017!
Piano Summit 2017!
Check out the itineraries!
Click for Details
Piano Summit 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Bösendorfer CEUS discontinued?
by Corvus
Today at 08:49 PM
Cord/Key Conflict
by TomGould
Today at 05:06 PM
Key top replacement
by kennyz
Today at 03:21 PM
Looking to consolidate
by navyasw02
Today at 02:55 PM
NAMM 2017 - Waves Grand Rhapsody software piano
by propianist
Today at 02:16 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,345 Registered Members
44 Forums
177,951 Topics
2,591,237 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission