Discussion Posts

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    The AccuTuner measures F3, A4, and Cwhatever it is -- I think C6. I'm pretty sure F3 is a wound string on a Wurlitzer spinet. The plain wire strings begin at G3 (I think), so there is a pretty hard inharmonicity compromise that the FAC tuning just can't ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    If you want to upgrade your piano, (or perhaps start a collection,) you could attend your local PTG chapter meeting and ask if anyone has an old upright they're getting rid of. Or look on Craigslist under "free." Yes, ideally you'd want a six foot or ...

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Spray gun parts

    Posted in: Pianotech

    I love my piano. I know that it's old and falling apart but can you do something to keep it going? NO. It's time to get a better piano. I love my spray gun. I know that it's old and falling apart but can you do something to keep it going? NO. It's time ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Enrico -- I second the notion that you need a better piano. A spinet, almost any spinet, is probably the worst choice for learning-how-to-service/tune pianos you could have. Almost none of the repair methods Randi teaches apply to a spinet. It also has ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I just remembered something last night.  You're tuning a spinet; there are going to be compromises. What if the Accu-Tuner is compromising the thirds in favor of another interval, such as the fourths? That might be the only way to get good fourths and ...

  • Profile Picture

    Spray gun parts

    Posted in: Pianotech

    I know that the possibility of fulfilling this request is quite remote however I'm trying anyway. You never know. I have an old Craftsman spray gun model #919.156340 that still works very well, which I only use to spray plates. The problem is that the ...

  • Posted in: Voicing

    Hi all, He uses a dental pick as far as I understand. Jim Busby has a picture of it in his e-book on voicing. Page 376 I think. I have heard from other top notch voicers that the rapid voice or is mostly "Hokum". I have never used it myself. ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Paul - This is a good short-term solution, but your thinking is a bit skewed.  Depending upon how often you might feel 'compelled' to move the piano, your real-world options would be: - hire a mover - get Jansen transporter (as per Floyd's suggestion) ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    The Kitt National observatory is at 7000 ft and the spot to be cool during the excessive hot days. We signed up for the night viewing. Froze our butts off and we had jackets on for the sunset view and lecture.  The full moon in the desert is bright as ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Hi Julia ~ give me a call 800-326-2440 we do not do "partial" sets of hammers, but I can hook you up with one hammer you should be able to use. ~ Melanie ------------------------------ Melanie Brooks Brooks, Ltd. Piano Products LLC Uncasville CT 860-848-6605 ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I spoke to the head piano prof yesterday and also the Dean. For now we will leave it on the brass casters, but have a truck available in case we have some guest artist who likes it best, but playing in another of our 3 venues which would be very rare. ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Sometimes in spinets, the beats are very hard to hear and distinguish. I occasionally get confused because certain partials just are not very clear. The width of the A3-A4 octave MUST be the exact same width as the F3-F4 octave for everything to work ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Do yourself a huge favor and get a better piano on which to practice tuning.  You are beating your brains out unnecessarily. Another plug for the Verituner: Stretching is done by selecting up to 3 partials to sample with any beat rate you might want ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Tunelab is a fairly inexpensive software that's very accurate; use with your iphone, ipad, or android tablet. You measure the inharmonicity of each piano first-- a very quick process-- then the tuning curve is generated from that. When you "save" the ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    -Long Post- Hello all, Had another interesting story from today to share. I was called to the house of a new client. As I walked in I found out they were of Asian decent. For those of you who have little or no Asian clients, many Asian cultures share ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I'll definitely try playing with the double octave beats. I'm new to the whole concept and how to actually use it on my tuning device so it's good to learn now. I'm a little hesitant to narrow octaves, at least the A, considering when I run a 3rd-10th ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I don't remember if I tuned any Wurlitzer spinets before I switched to CyberTuner. Most of my spinets at that point were Cable-Nelson and Baldwins. I do remember you can use the D.O. Beat function to stretch the octaves differently. Perhaps try narrowing ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Being a Wurlitzer spinet, an FAC tuning probably will not be optimal. The Reyburn CyberTuner (RCT) does a pretty good job on Wurlitzer spinets, and I can do a good job aurally also. I usually like what RCT does for the plain wires on the Wurlitzer spinets. ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Ok so I tuned my piano with the page and it ended up the same so maybe it's just the optimum tuning I can do on it. I have no way of knowing that really being a beginner. I'm working with a Wurlitzer Spinet Model: 2111 Serial No.: I505675. ------------------------------ ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    It is, indeed, curious. The other change was extending the full profile strut, making the V bar discontinuous, and thereby, I suppose, providing the opportunity. But what really confuses me is that it seems like it makes that unison longer, hence higher ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Ah yes, the first question in piano work--especially concert or recording session work--and life in general: How much time do I have? anon. ------------------------------ Alan Eder, RPT Herb Alpert School of Music California Institute of the Arts Valencia, ...

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Curious. I'd sure like to hear the explanation of why they offset the V-bar like that. ddf -- Delwin D Fandrich Fandrich Piano Company, Inc. Piano Design and Manufacturing Consulting Services -- Worldwide 6939 Foothill Ct SW -- Olympia, ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Does anyone have an old part that would match this one or know where I can get a replacement? I have an old Chickering console piano in my house that I've been using for practice for a while, but now I need the space back and plan on giving it away. However, ...

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Opus II piano

    Posted in: Pianotech

    Thank you! ------Original Message------ I found this from a UK piano store, Forysth: The brand name of Opus is unique to Forysth. These instruments were made by the Korean manufacturer, Young Chang, who were commissioned by Forsyth to make a range ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    I found this from a UK piano store, Forysth: The brand name of Opus is unique to Forysth. These instruments were made by the Korean manufacturer, Young Chang, who were commissioned by Forsyth to make a range of quality, affordable upright and grand ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Always pleasing, fixing someone else's mistake. ------------------------------ Susan Kline Philomath, Oregon ------------------------------

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Here are photos of each, showing bridge and V bar. I see no difference between the bridge layouts, only the V bar curve/jog. Regards, Fred Sturm fssturm@comcast.net http://fredsturm.net www.artoftuning.com "We either make ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    will do...thanks Mark ------------------------------ Jim Ialeggio grandpianosolutions.com Shirley, MA 978 425-9026 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: CAUT

    Here are photos of each, showing bridge and V bar. I see no difference between the bridge layouts, only the V bar curve/jog. Regards, Fred Sturm fssturm@comcast.net http://fredsturm.net www.artoftuning.com "We either make ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Just experienced my first intermission applause after trying to fix a pedal on a S brand D. I'll tell you my mistake at the end. I was not the tech preparing the pianos but he was not there and the stage manager knew I was in the audience. Found me and ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Paul, Another thing to consider is that the brass will transmit vibrational energy better (the piano’s first contact with anything other than itself is the floor,) and rubber casters will absorb more of this energy. Depending on the acoustic design of ...

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Cut punchings

    Posted in: Pianotech

    Whatever the problem is...lead is always the solution. 🤡 We should all know that by now! Pwg ------------------------------ Peter Grey Stratham NH 603-686-2395 pianodoctor57@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Enrico, Patrick could very well be right on the money... However, since you are clearly able to HEAR the beats so as to know they are not right, why not try correcting them AURALLY? But as Pat said, if your piano is one that we might refer to as one ...

  • Posted in: Voicing

    I'm not convinced by the video. He only played chromatically at a forte. When you listen to the before and after fast comparison, yes the attack is less harsh, but from his demonstration we couldn't hear what was done to the sustain with whatever mystery ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Jim - After the 2010 convention in Vegas I took the miata on a 3K mile tour of southern UT and along both sides of the AZ/NM border, including 3 days in Tuscon visiting the Pima Air and Space Museum and Davis-Monthan AFB (aka "The Boneyard") while dealing ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Yes, and I have a friend who used to twist bass strings backwards, too! Sent from Mail for Windows 10 ------Original Message------ DW over 60 grams. What's wrong with this picture? ------------------------------ David Love ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    If you have an Android device you can try the Easy Piano Tuner app midrange tuning for free to see if it does better than the AccuTuner. You can get a used Nexus 5 phone for about $50 and upgrade the full Easy Piano Tuner app for $20 and $100. A basic ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Please tell us something about your piano: 6' long grand or 4'10" in length, and 48" tall upright or 36" tall spinet? Old or new? Nice tone or clangy? Sometimes the piano is the villain. ------------------------------ Patrick Draine Billerica MA 978-663-9690 ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Hi, David, You mean besides it's a pre-accelerated action, the punchings are on the wrong side; and they're glued in place? Hope all is well. Kind regards. Horace On 1/16/2019 8:11 PM, David Love via Piano Technicians Guild wrote: > Please do not ...

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Cut punchings

    Posted in: Pianotech

    Yes that's exactly right, or wrong in this case. ------------------------------ David Love RPT www.davidlovepianos.com davidlovepianos@comcast.net 415 407 8320 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Enrico I would suggest you call Accutuner directly and ask them for help. Perhaps there is a step you're missing or not quite getting right. ------------------------------ Willem "Wim" Blees, RPT Mililani, HI 96789 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Yeah I went with the SAT IV, as a beginner, because that's what was strongly recommended of me. It works fine and produces a decent tuning when I continue with the slightly off FAC I set, but obviously I would like to produce a clean tuning. As for now, ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Or a CyberTuner. The good thing about the AccuTuner is, you can sell or return it. You can't with an app. Always best to test out an app before buying if possible. ------------------------------ Benjamin Sanchez Professional Piano Services (805)315-8050 ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Oh... hahaha, that is funny 😁. The cut punching was glued on the side that the player plays. That would increase the action ratio rather than lower it, right? (That could have been one of the "tooners" near me who knows he can cut the punchings to make ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    You wouldn't have this problem if you had purchased a Verituner. ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@pianocapecod.com http://www.pianocapecod.com ------------------------------

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Cut punchings

    Posted in: Pianotech

    I hate to quote Larry The Cable Guy but..... " I don't care who you are. That's funny" ------------------------------ Karl Roeder Pompano Beach FL ------------------------------

  • Profile Picture

    RE: Cut punchings

    Posted in: Pianotech

    needs more lead ;-) ------------------------------ Regards, Jon Page mailto:jonpage@pianocapecod.com http://www.pianocapecod.com ------------------------------

  • Profile Picture

    Cut punchings

    Posted in: Pianotech

    DW over 60 grams. What's wrong with this picture? ------------------------------ David Love RPT www.davidlovepianos.com davidlovepianos@comcast.net 415 407 8320 ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Re the convention in Tucson...my wife Judy and I were looking at national parks and various hikes in that interesting environment, for after the convention. Question...are 2 or 3 hour hikes, or even camping, out of the question in July?  Looks like July ...

  • Posted in: Pianotech

    Enrico I use a SATIV, too. If you set the FAC correct, then the 3rd sequences of F-A, A-C# and C#-F should be correct. If they are not, then you might want to reset the FAC. I've never had a problem with it.  You can save it any page you want, including ...