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#946728 - 03/24/05 06:43 PM Piano selection for tuning & rebuilding?
dwade277 Offline
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Registered: 03/23/05
Posts: 4
Loc: CT
Hi all I am new to this forum and have found more info than I thought possible.
I have been teaching guitar and piano for about 8 years. My wife and I have a baby boy about 14 months old. I have been thinking about trying to make extra money by tuning and possibly rebuilding pianos. I have bought Randy potters DVD on Basic tuning, Piano servicing tuning & rebuilding book by Arthur A. Reblitz, THE PIANO BOOK by Larry Fine and some tuning tools.
After reading and watching and reading and watching some more. I have come to the conclusion that tuning a piano will be more difficult than tuning a guitar:)
I know I have a long road and a lot of work ahead of me but I have to start somewhere. And that somewhere starts with the purchase of a piano to practice on.
My question is what piano should I look for?
I would like a studio or upright 45" or higher. I can't fit a grand in my studio. My budget is between one & two thousand. I have looked at about 6 or 7 piano's built between 1900 and 1929 all have been really beet up and the pin blocks were cracked. and all were either way out of tune or were tuned down a half step or a whole step or more.
Maybe I should look for a Yamaha? Can anyone suggest a model and year to look for?
P22 ?
U1, U2, U3 ?

Thanks so much Damon

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#946729 - 03/25/05 09:37 AM Re: Piano selection for tuning & rebuilding?
Varcon Offline
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Registered: 10/15/04
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Loc: Mount Vernon, Georgia 30445
While not exactly pertinent to your question, I, as a pianist, thought it would be good to know about working on a piano so bought an upright for $50.00, had the tools, ordered strings, oversized tuning pins, felts, punchings, etc. and began. Re-stringing the piano was a chore!! Be sure you have a reverse drill for the tuning pins--will save a lot of time. There are over 250 strings to adjust so it's much more time consuming than a guitar (to tune, that is) and the very low and very high registers can be difficult. Read a lot before beginning and then keep the instructions in front of you as you begin each step.

Have fun!! \:\) )

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