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#257697 - 05/09/02 08:59 PM Noise inside my piano
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Registered: 06/23/01
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Everytime I play the lowest E natural, a noise occurs inside the piano. It is almost a "rattle" type of noise. I thought the string was broken at first, but I can see no visible damage, and nothing fell in or anything. What can the problem be?

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#257698 - 05/09/02 09:08 PM Re: Noise inside my piano
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CrashTest, I once has a buzz coming from inside my piano when I played certain notes and it turned out to be a loose screw on the latch which the lid rests on when closed. So maybe something has come loose? You might need a technician.
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#257699 - 05/09/02 10:25 PM Re: Noise inside my piano
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Make sure it's actually IN the piano. Those noises can be deceiving - we had a buzz from a couple of notes, and it turned out to be the strings on one of the stringed instruments that is hanging on the wall above the piano. We also had a buzz from a loose washer/screw assembly on one of the piano legs, occasionally, one of the pedal rods buzzes, and sometimes, the hinge on the fall board has a buzz, and it stops if you just move the fall board back and forth a little. Is your piano an upright or a grand? Our tech told us a story about a grand that had a sound just like a cracked soundboard, and it turned out to be a little candy wrapper stuck in the back under one of the strings. Someone else here had a light fixture that was vibrating when the piano played a certain frequency. Good luck! Jodi

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#257700 - 05/10/02 08:08 PM Re: Noise inside my piano
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Check to see if the damper wire is touching the string when vibrating. Also it might be a loose winding on the string. In all likelyhood it is something easy and inexpensive to repair. Check with your tech.
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#257701 - 05/10/02 08:21 PM Re: Noise inside my piano
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Jodi and Steve have covered most of the bases. But string seating on the bridge and plate can also be the cause of such a noise. Of course the old tuners joke is " The reason your hearing a rattle is due to a loose nut behind the keyboard ". \:D
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