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) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
101 registered (ando, Beakybird, 36251, anamnesis, 31 invisible), 2181 Guests and 6 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
#628644 - 11/06/01 06:41 PM Muted strings played at ppp
John Owens Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 27
Loc: England
I have noticed that a couple of hammers on my 100 year old upright remain touching the strings once they have stuck them (that is, if the key or the sustain pedal remains depressed) resulting in a heavily muted, dull thudding sound.

The tech who visited today to tune the piano (and lubricate the hammer pins) did not remedy the thud problem.

Could anybody advise on what I should do?
_________________________
John Owens - England
mailto:jpo@ukonline.co.uk

Top
(ad 568)
PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#628645 - 11/06/01 09:06 PM Re: Muted strings played at ppp
Bob Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4394
Loc: Florida
The situation you refer to is called blocking. It is an adjustment problem. The key may go down too deep, the catcher may not be correct, or the let-off is incorrect, or a combination of these. In addition, the action parts in your piano being 100 years old, may be too worn to adjust properly. The hammer return springs could be weak. There should have been something your tech could have done to fix the blocking. Try calling him back.

[ November 06, 2001: Message edited by: Bob ]
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(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
Is There Something Wrong With My Thought Pattern?
by motomike1961
12/05/16 09:55 PM
Do you play piano for weddings and parties?
by Redhead1
12/05/16 07:31 PM
Help for a hunt and peck keyboardist
by Jorns Bergenson
12/05/16 07:27 PM
First (baby) grand advice needed
by AdrianR
12/05/16 06:29 PM
How Goes Your Music Room Holiday Decorating?
by WhoDwaldi
12/05/16 06:04 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,777 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,812 Topics
2,576,459 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