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!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
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 Accessories
* 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
#633163 - 02/22/02 08:10 PM unwanted noise (squeak)
lawrai007 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington, Connecticut
Hello again,

another quick question for those who know........I have a '78 Yamaha U3 that has developed an annoying squeak every time the loud/sustain pedal is depressed. (The P. T. has checked and found the bushings to be fine). The squeak seems to be coming from the action. Any suggestions as to what might be going on? Thanks..........Larry

Top
(ad PTG 568) Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps
Grand Action Regulation in 37 Steps
#633164 - 02/22/02 11:20 PM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
pianoseed Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/13/01
Posts: 884
Loc: here
The damper lift rod bushing probably needs lubrication with protec. The action must be removed to do this.With the action out of the piano the technician should move the rod up and down until he can locate the noise. Protec should do the trick.
_________________________
pianoseed

Top
#633165 - 02/22/02 11:41 PM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
reblder Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/21/01
Posts: 1237
Loc: Sherman Oaks, Calif.
Yet another possibility would be friction between the damper lever felts and the damper lift rod. If so, it's necessary to lubricate the lift rod where it contacts the felts.

Mark Mandell www.pianosource.com

Top
#633166 - 02/23/02 01:50 PM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
lawrai007 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington, Connecticut
reblder and thammer..............thanks, gentleman, for your advice. The piano tech is coming next week, and I'll have him take a look!.........................Larry

Top
#633167 - 02/23/02 10:39 PM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
Bob Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 3853
Had one recently where the damper lever springs squeaked. Couldn't be heard one at a time, but when all dampers are lifted by the pedal, the cumulative squeak could be heard. Liquid Graphite or protec is the cure. P. S. make sure all the action bracket screws are tight, and the action and keybed are securely mounted in place. (rarely a problem in Yamaha's though)
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top
#633168 - 02/24/02 09:30 PM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
lawrai007 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington, Connecticut
Thanks, Bob, for your imput. I'll have it checked out soon!................Larry

Top
#633169 - 02/25/02 10:27 AM Re: unwanted noise (squeak)
lawrai007 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 33
Loc: Washington, Connecticut
.........to anyone who cares to respond. As mentioned in an earlier post, I have a '78 Yamaha U3 that has recently developed an annoying sound and can't seem to locate the problem. The P.T. was here yesterday, and he best describes the noise as a "wood creaking sound." (I had earlier reported it as a "squeaking" sound in my post). It only happens when the sustain pedal is being depressed as the dampers are lifting from the strings (this is the ONLY time we we hear the "wood creaking" sound. He's had the action out, and the damper lift rod busings were fine as were the damper level felts. (The damper lever springs were fine, also). Any suggestions as to where this sound may be coming from? As always, your imput is much appreciated! Thanks.....Larry

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
160 registered (Abby Pianoman, ajames, accordeur, Almaviva, Allan W., 51 invisible), 1474 Guests and 18 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
75984 Members
42 Forums
157142 Topics
2307828 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
How to practice a fast piece for amateur competitions
by RonaldSteinway
08/29/14 11:56 AM
Cromatic lead in Elton John song
by Visalia
08/29/14 11:56 AM
Chopin experts: this is driving me nuts
by riley80
08/29/14 09:40 AM
At Last - My VPC1 is Ordered!
by EmptySpace
08/29/14 09:32 AM
Pin block not contacting plate flange
by Bob
08/29/14 08:33 AM
(ads by Google)

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission