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#630073 - 01/11/02 09:02 PM Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
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Registered: 07/24/01
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Hi...

I saw a crack line at the at the section where the tuning pins are located. (Well I am not very sure is a crack line or some poor quality control).
The crack line is it a manufacturer defect?
Will there be any side effect to the tuning stability.
I understand from a technician, he was saying that there is huge tension on the frame. Will the frame colapse?

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#630074 - 01/11/02 09:08 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
jazzyd Offline
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Registered: 09/16/01
Posts: 1861
Loc: United Kingdom
Sorry to hear that. I'm not a tech, but as I understand it a cracked plate is a dead piano.

What sort of piano is it? Sure it's not just a crack/scratch in the paint?

Dave

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#630075 - 01/11/02 11:17 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
Jay Offline
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Well Dave, is a friend's piano and is a chinese made.

Don't think is a scratch on the paint from the look at it. The crack line (as thick as a sheet of paper) starts from the pressure bar all the way down. I dont know if it is a dead piano but the crack line is not at the main skeleton (not sure what you call that).

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#630076 - 01/11/02 11:28 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
reblder Offline
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Registered: 10/21/01
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Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Jay--

That is clearly a manufacturing defect but I rather doubt the tuning stability would be affected.

Most often that phenomenon occurs when there is a crack on the plate strut(or brace as it's also called).

Mark Mandell www.pianosource.com

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#630077 - 01/12/02 12:31 AM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
Jay Offline
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Hi Reblder

Just curious, with the crack line continue to crack further or it will just remain as it is?

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#630078 - 01/12/02 12:14 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
reblder Offline
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Registered: 10/21/01
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Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Jay--
In my estimation, that crack will most likely not worsen.

Mark

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#630079 - 01/20/02 04:12 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
Niles Duncan Offline
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Registered: 05/27/01
Posts: 513
Loc: Pasadena, CA
Although I can't be sure from your description this crack doesn't sound like it is fatal. However this is a defect that shouldn't be there, and if the piano is relatively new and under warranty I would have an independent technician inspect it and go back to the dealer for remedy.

Niles Duncan
Piano rebuilder, Los Angeles, CA www.pianosource.com

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#630080 - 01/20/02 08:58 PM Re: Iron frame seen a crack line alone the tuning pins
Jay Offline
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Registered: 07/24/01
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Thank Niles,

I will do.

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