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#618217 - 03/13/03 04:13 PM Shoninger Bass Bridge
JIMBOB Offline
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Registered: 11/18/02
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Just came back form a call that started out as
a sticky key service. Ended up doing a pitch raise and tuning since it was 24.2 cents flat. Single bass notes sounded okay but when you played bass notes with the damper pedal they where dull, buzzy and muddy. Removed the kick panel and examined the bass bridge and found numerous cracks on the bridge. some of the bridge pins where touching other bridge pins- a bridge collapse if you will. The construction is three tiered with a seperation between the piece sitting on the soundboard and the second piece. There are cracks vertically down the bridge and one on the end. Strings 18, 19, 20, 23 & 24 or notes D2 D2# E2 G2 and G2# are the worst.
Tuning pin torque is pretty low A0 = 25 and a few others such as F5# at only 5 on the right string. Great sentimental value for the owner as
is not unusual. Is this piano worth any rebuilding/repair/recondition work ? How much are we talking ?
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#618218 - 03/14/03 03:13 PM Re: Shoninger Bass Bridge
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JimBob,you could probably use a good epoxy like West Systems.Remove the bridge pins,use a hair dryer to heat the epoxy and just let it wick in.Then re-insert new bridge pins of the same,or close to the same size,clean up the residue with acetone and let it cure.Works very well with old clunkers.About the tuning pin torque,can't help you.Maybe try oversize pins,or CA glue to tighten. \:\)
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#618219 - 03/14/03 06:18 PM Re: Shoninger Bass Bridge
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Thanks Curry. I talked to one of my main
Guild contacts here and he said pretty much the same thing. It should be an interesting
repair and I'm looking forward to it.
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