Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 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
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 and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
77 registered (alx55, alerique, Adypiano, AlexanderLee, AZNpiano, 13 invisible), 854 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
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
#606470 - 11/03/01 06:59 PM Broken Strings
Pianomanzz Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 11/03/01
Posts: 1
Loc: Plainville, CT
I have a Kohler & Campbell Upright that I am tuning, and I have broken 2 strings. I am trying to find some kind of chart which will tell me the correct size wire to purchase. Can anyone help me with this?

Also can anyone tell me the age of my piano? the serial number is 169302.

Thanks,
Zman

Top
(ad 568) PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#606471 - 11/03/01 09:22 PM Re: Broken Strings
SamLewisPiano.com Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/19/01
Posts: 635
Loc: WHITE BLUFF (Nashville area) T...
Hey Z- your piano dates to 1915. To
determine wire size, you must measure it with a micrometer. Take that number, in thousandths of an inch, subtract 5, divide by 2 and that will tell you the string size you need. For example, if the string measures 40 thousandths, 40 - 5 = 35 divided by 2 = 17 1/2. The string size is 17 1/2. Be aware you must have piano wire; you cant buy this at the True Value hardware. If you have broken a bass string (usually copper wound), you must have it duplicated by sending it to a string company, or get a "universal" bass string and cut it to the right length......Sam
_________________________
Since 1975; Full-time piano tuner/tech in Nashville;
Lacquer and polyester specialist.

www.SamLewisPiano.com

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad 125) Sweetwater $4700 Giveaway
Sweetwater Giveaway
(ad) Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos - Learn More
(ad) Summer Keys
Summer Keys, a Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Pricing on Yamaha S6
by Sitbon
02/08/16 03:23 AM
Best settings for Galaxy Vintage D
by AlexanderLee
02/08/16 02:47 AM
piano teacher dilemma
by pianofan1017
02/07/16 10:23 PM
Used Kawai
by Graham W
02/07/16 08:55 PM
I search for Blueberry Hill, but one complete video.
by ster100
02/07/16 08:33 PM
Forum Stats
82,506 Registered Members
44 Forums
170,333 Topics
2,493,202 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 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission