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
68 registered (Beemer, Badboy, alwatson, agraffe, Alux, augustm, 19 invisible), 1743 Guests and 5 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
#606757 - 05/09/02 10:41 PM 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
paintedsky Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/09/02
Posts: 2
Loc: Calif.
Does anyone know if 1955 was a good year for yamaha grands. I found one for sale, thanks....Steve C.

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#606758 - 05/10/02 01:14 AM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
JohnC Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/02
Posts: 1672
Loc: Lower Left Coast
Steve,

That is awfully old for a Yamaha. At least in this country. I don't know when they were first distributed here, but unless it has been hermetically sealed ( \:D ) all those years, it is at an age when many things can be worn out. Although some repairs could possibly be done it may well not be cost effective. I would certainly not rush into this one.

If you post a little more about the size and price range you are looking for, there are many knowldgeable people here who will be glad to help you.
_________________________
There are few joys in life greater than the absence of pain.

Top
#606759 - 05/10/02 11:48 AM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
reblder Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/21/01
Posts: 1237
Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Paintedsky--

Unless it were dirt cheap in price I'd avoid it.
It most certainly will require more than tuning especially if was played regularly. So you're also looking at regulation and repair for sure.

Mark Mandell
www.pianosource.com

Top
#606760 - 05/10/02 01:04 PM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
paintedsky Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 05/09/02
Posts: 2
Loc: Calif.
Here is more info on the 1955 Yamaha. It's a G3, the asking price is $4,000. I,m looking at it as a possible replacement for my 5 foot Cable baby grand in my recording studio. The cable records well as far as the tone goes, but I get click clack mechanical noise when the keys are let up. My piano tech. can't get rid of it. The Yamaha has a really nice sound. and a much improved bottom end due to the 6 foot size. but it has click clack too. Maybe on the Yamaha, it might be repairable. It,s hard to be objective when it sounds so nice. I'm not a player, so I can't comment on the action. Thanks again everyone for your help and advice....Steve C. Painted Sky Recording Studio... Cambria, Ca.

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#606761 - 05/10/02 02:32 PM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
Brian Lawson, RPT Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/04/01
Posts: 647
Loc: South Africa
If it is a noise in the action then something within the motion of the action is causing it, if as you say its when the key comes up then the hammer has hit the string, so perhaps its loose leads in the keys or they are touching the adjacement key as each comes up, or perhaps loose leads in the damper levers - they come down with the key.

Over to you
_________________________
Brian Lawson, RPT
Johannesburg
South Africa

http://www.lawsonic.co.za

Top
#606762 - 05/10/02 11:24 PM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
reblder Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/21/01
Posts: 1237
Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
I'd be willing to bet that the noise is due to excess side play in the keys such that they may be hitting one another when rising.

If this is in fact the case, you need to have the keys rebushed.

Mark@pianosource.com

Top
#606763 - 05/11/02 08:13 PM Re: 1955 Yamaha 6' grand
Bob Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4437
Loc: Florida
I'd be willing to bet this piano has loose tuning pins as well, unless they were already replaced. The older Yamahas aren't known for tight pins. Have a good tech check it out.
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






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
About the VPC1 hammer action
by Badboy
01/21/17 04:30 AM
Anyone know which electric/digital piano this is...? :)
by polo1
01/20/17 11:11 PM
Thomann DP-26 - worth a punt for a cheap gig piano?
by Honkytonkman
01/20/17 10:11 PM
Bluthner 238
by Miguel Rey
01/20/17 10:07 PM
Want to upgrade to a baby grand/grand piano
by hello my name is
01/20/17 09:10 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,320 Registered Members
44 Forums
177,906 Topics
2,590,577 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