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Steinway music desk stops needed

  • 1.  Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-26-2018 08:11
    Greetings,

    Steinway used to use a piece of hardware that screwed into the rim to stop their music desks from going too far back. About ten years ago, they changed to a different design. They no longer carry what I am calling music desk stop screws. (They resemble the keyframe end-pins that mount in the front rail and are held down by the key blocks, except that those are square while the music desk stops are round, and have a piece of tuning that the music desk would contact, when pushed back far enough to meet this part.)

    If anyone has two or more of these that hey would be willing to part with, I am eager to acquire them!

    Best,

    Alan

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 2.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-26-2018 08:57
    Mr. Eder,
    If you chuck a #10  wood screw into a drill you can turn down the head on a grinder or belt sander until the shoulders are gone then you don't even have to cut your own slot. A piece of fuel line from the auto parts store will make a good bit of padding to protect the desk.​

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    Karl Roeder
    Pompano Beach FL
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  • 3.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-26-2018 10:13
    Alan,

    If you don't find someone with spares, but you can get some photos/measurements, I can very likely machine some new ones for you.

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    Daniel Petrzelka
    Mount Vernon WA
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  • 4.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-26-2018 11:53
    Debbie, Karl and Kevin,

    Thanks for the tips!


    Daniel,

    Thanks for the offer!


    A colleague had these parts go MIA on a rebuild. I cannibalized the pair off a Stwy B, and mentioned that I would order a dozen (so as to not find myself in need of these again). He said that he would pay for the entire order, including shipping. So, I thought it would be as simple as calling the mother ship in Astoria, placing an order and getting reimbursed.

    Under the circumstances, I would still prefer to purchase some of these babies ready-made, if anyone has some they could part with, rather than going DIY.

    Alan

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 5.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-28-2018 01:24
    They are just wood screws with the heads cut off. The slot is cut deeper into the body of the screw before you cut the head off. I could make you some. I think round head screws worked better if my memory is correct because the length of unthreaded body is more on them.

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    Edward McMorrow
    Edmonds WA
    425-299-3431
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  • 6.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 10-29-2018 17:04
    Thanks for the tip about round head screws, Ed.

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    Alan Eder, RPT
    Herb Alpert School of Music
    California Institute of the Arts
    Valencia, CA
    661.904.6483
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  • 7.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 11-01-2018 09:16
    Just did this last night for an O that came in missing the treble stop. #12 screw 1 1/4". Ground head, polished on deburring wheel...done.

    "Only your hairdresser would know for sure".

    Pwg​

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 8.  RE: Steinway music desk stops needed

    Posted 11-01-2018 10:04
    Sounds like some are #12 screws (like your O, Peter) and some are #10s
    (like the thirty and fifty year old Bs I dealt with).

    Alan

    On 11/1/18, Peter Grey via Piano Technicians Guild