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#294908 - 05/03/08 07:29 PM Damper problem in new piano
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Sigh...two dampers are sticking up on our new piano. One has now been fixed twice in about two weeks - the problem keeps coming back. The other , I think, just started to stick. Is this sort of thing common?
They both stick in the up position, although not always. Pedaling will cause them to unstick.

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#294909 - 05/03/08 09:14 PM Re: Damper problem in new piano
Monica K. Offline

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It's pretty common. I had several sticky dampers on my new piano. When I posted about it here I remember the techs commenting that it's better for them to be too tight than too loose.

It's an easy fix. Just let the tech know.
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#294910 - 05/04/08 04:47 PM Re: Damper problem in new piano
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It doesn't sound like guide rail bushings in that you have isolated dampers sticking and your pedaling will cause them to unstick. I'm willing to bet it's a kink in the damper wire or individual damper regulation. Dampers on a Steinway B are more difficult and inconsistent in regulation and dampening issues than other Steinway mdls. Do you use your sostenuto pedal regularly ? Two trips and still sticking?
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