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#639223 - 04/23/04 06:35 PM Rebuilt uprights
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I tune a few rebuilt uprights. None,imho, are as good as a new piano. I would appreciate any comments yea or nay. Thanks
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#639224 - 04/23/04 07:30 PM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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Rebuilt is an abused word, T. I never call my reconditioned pianos "rebuilt", because to me that means everything that can be replaced, is replaced. I think your question is going to be impossible to answer, because I don't believe there are many truly rebuilt uprights out there. I know I have never seen one in my 29 years as a tech........Sam
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#639225 - 04/23/04 08:17 PM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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I agree with Sam. Rebuilt is indeed an abused word. In my 20 years, I have never seen one that has been rebuilt. IMHO it is virtually impossible to rebuilt one. The cost of rebuilding versus the return is simply not worth it.

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#639226 - 04/23/04 11:11 PM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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I've only seen one old upright that had been rebuilt. Everything done, and done nicely. The rebuilder in Texas charged $12,000 for the job, and told the customer it was worth $25,000 when finished.
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#639227 - 04/24/04 01:12 AM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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I think upright actions are more difficult to work with than grand actions. But if you do everything well, I prefer old uprights to new ones.

I have to redo an old upright action that was butchered. There's no way around it. Everything has to be redone.
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#639228 - 04/24/04 10:17 AM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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I prefer the old uprights, too. I did one last year for my sister's 50th b-day present, and it got strings, hammers, bushings, dampers with flanges, plus of course refinished. Did not get bridges, soundboard, pinblock. It makes the hair on my neck stand when I play it. Great bass, just very nice overall.

Bob- RE: that total rebuild that you saw- in your opinion, was it worth $25K, or was the rebuilder trying to justify the fee? I think his fee was right on the money, but I can't believe a $25K appraisal........
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#639229 - 04/24/04 02:53 PM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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I guess I really meant "reconditioned" instead of "rebuilt."
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#639230 - 04/24/04 06:10 PM Re: Rebuilt uprights
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What makes a real difference is replacing the springs. They are a bear to do, but it's worth it.
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