*** Pay Online Now. Your 2015 Dues Invoice is in the mail. Don't let your membership lapse. Payments are due by December 31. 

PTGAO






  • spotlightFINAL5

RECENT SHARED FILES

LATEST DISCUSSIONS

EXECUTIVE OUTLOOK

Bridge Pins and Life
   
Norman Cantrell, RPT
PTG President

 

Consider the lowly bridge pin. It begins its life as a roll of wire drawn from steel to the proper diameter. It then gets cut to length and the ends are shaped. From there it goes for its plating, and finally it drops into a bin of other pins to be packaged and shipped to unsuspecting piano manufacturers or rebuilders. It may sit on a shelf for some time before finally being selected to be installed into a bridge and begin fulfilling its life purpose. Even this process has its ups and downs. A hole of the appropriate diameter is bored in preparation for its installation and then it gets pounded into place. Often manufacturers will then further alter the pin by filing its top to be even with the neighbors—and there it remains. 
     
More...

FOLLOW US ON