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#268974 - 01/28/08 03:00 PM Yamaha touch and sustain problem
mccollumj Offline
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Registered: 01/28/08
Posts: 3
Loc: Mission Viejo Ca
Hi All,

I've been lurking here for some time while doing research to buy a new piano.

I traded in my old Everett on a new Yamaha T121. I've played for several years now but have no idea about the "workings" of the instrument.

When I first purchased this piano it had a touch very similar to my daughter's Yamaha upright. I play about an hour a day and after one month in my house a technician came out to tune the piano.

I mentioned to him that a few of the keys were double striking when played softly and he spent the next two hours taking it all apart and doing a tuning.

I didn't notice it until a day or so later but now the piano seems to have a much lighter touch. Even my daughter came over and tried and it and says the same thing. You can almost tap a key and it will keep going down and strike on it's own. And forget about repeating a note!

Also, when using the sustain I could usually hear the individual notes as I played them but now they all seem to "smash" together.

Before I call the dealer I would like to know if I'm just crazy or is this something that can happen to a new piano?


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#268975 - 01/28/08 03:35 PM Re: Yamaha touch and sustain problem
FogVilleLad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
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While you're waiting for responses, you might want to use the "search" link above. Try using search terms "double striking" and search in the Tuners-Techs forum.

#268976 - 01/28/08 09:04 PM Re: Yamaha touch and sustain problem
Craigen Offline
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All new pianos go through a period of storm and stress in the first few months and with the first two or three tunings. Raise your issues with the seller. My experience with most Yamaha dealers is that they want happy owners.
Piano Technician, member Piano Technicians Guild.


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