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#643365 - 07/27/01 11:58 PM what is steinway "verdigris"??
twopianos Offline
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Loc: pennsylvania
chuck said that steinway verticals from
around 1975 suffer from "verdigris"...
what are the symptoms? the cure? thanks[LIST]

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#643366 - 07/28/01 02:58 AM Re: what is steinway "verdigris"??
Bob Offline
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Verdigris is deposits on the center pin at flange joints in the action. It prevents the joint from moving freely, and results in sticky keys. Sometimes a product called "protec" helps (liquid form), sometimes a mixture of alcohol and water, dried with a hair dryer helps, sometimes nothing helps and the joint must be re pinned or replaced.
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