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#620923 - 03/29/07 11:30 PM The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Regreptuner Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Lincoln, Nebraska
My tutor addressed the loose pin method with standard punch & hammer as long as strings cleared, replace pins if the instrument was worthy of the time or Pin Tight liquid. He had viewed the earlier trials with items from anti-freeze (claimed it swelled the wood for some time, only to release after evaporating and be looser still), to other products within the industry release, saying P-T seemed to work the best for him. A retiring piano rebuilder whose store had 114 years of limelight in the instrument business said he found cyanoacrylate was his choice. Are there correlating experiences with positive, longterm results, or flags to flap to prevent disaster? Thank you.
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#620924 - 03/30/07 12:02 AM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
R Barber Offline
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Registered: 08/12/05
Posts: 141
Loc: Morgan Hill, CA
I always get some positive result from CA. Some pinblocks are so bad, the result is tiny, but you do at least have a tuning that will last a few weeks longer than before.
My big flag to wave says: either cover the action or remove it and cover the keybed, because some glue may soak thru and turn your felt bushings into acrylic bushings! (Don't ask me how I know Pro-tek CLP lubricates acrylic, too)
CA glue smells something awful as well, I highly recommend a full face organic vapor filter breather if you plan to be around it for more than 10 minutes at a time.
Don't let it touch your skin either.....
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#620925 - 03/30/07 03:53 PM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Anne Francis Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 548
Loc: Toronto, ON
Have a look at a recent post started by Jim Ohio entitled "Pinblock Snowball?" for more on CA treatment.
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#620926 - 04/01/07 10:37 PM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Regreptuner Offline
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Registered: 02/25/07
Posts: 2
Loc: Lincoln, Nebraska
Thank you Anne for the reference to Pinblock Snowball. A helpful dialog from many astute practitioners. Another question, is there a search engine or index finder on pianoworld, as yet its location escapes me. David D.
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#620927 - 04/01/07 11:17 PM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Supply Offline
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 3919
Loc: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Top of every forum page. Look for "Search"
If you can't find it, use your web browser "Find" feature to find the word "Search" on the page.

real rocket science.... #:^)

PS: Stay away from P-T if you ask me. That stuff really went out in the 1980s, for god reasons.
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#620928 - 04/02/07 05:11 PM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Bill Bremmer RPT Offline
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Registered: 08/21/02
Posts: 3272
Loc: Madison, WI USA
See also my post today in "Mason-Hamlin pinblock..."
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Madison WI USA
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#620929 - 04/13/07 01:58 PM Re: The New Ol' Tuning Pin Tightening Technique?
Tom Tuner Offline
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Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 246
Loc: Bainbridge, OH
Cyanoacrylate has been a sometime thing for me (and you do have to be careful using it). Maple shims inserted in the tuning pin hole have worked well most of the time.

Tom Tuner

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