PianoTech Archive

  • 1.  Garlick Seminars

    Posted 09-22-1996 19:38
    From LBeckPiano@aol.com
    I "attended" (was immersed in) Bill Garlick's grand regulating seminar this
    past winter.  It was 5 days, and underpriced at $125/day.  This includes
    instruction, bed, breakfast, lunch, and taxi service.  Sure, 5 days isn't
    enough to become an expert, but I found it very useful.  My background is as
    an independent RPT starting to do more in-depth regulating and voicing in
    homes, as well as one concert series.  I had regulated pianos before, but it
    was step #1, step #2,...without an understanding of the gestalt of the action
    cycle, and deep frustration if the specified dimensions didn't work.  After a
    week of informal lecture, demonstration, and practice, with time to ask all
    the questions that come up in all these learning phases, (and with regular
    breaks for tea and cookies)  I feel I have a much better grasp of the
    priorities of each regulating job now.  I "know" what kind of work and
    results to expect.  Relatively little of what Bill taught had I not heard
    before, other than his wealth of detailed knowledge of Steinway design
    history, but now I can put it together in real time.  So I would heartily
    recommend Bill Garlick's seminars.  There was 1 other student at the seminar
    I attended.  Perhaps if the charge were higher, people would have a better
    idea of what the instruction is worth.
    Lawrence Becker, RPT
    From pianotech@ptg.org Mon, 23 Sep 1996 00:40:33 -0500 (CDT)
    Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 00:40:33 -0500 (CDT)
    From: kam544@ionet.net (Keith A. McGavern)
    Subject: Hammer flange rail cloth - Steinway
    To: pianotech@byu.edu
    Dear List,
    Does anyone have information pro or con on removing the hammer flange rail
    cloth and its effects on the regulation of the action?  (One thing is
    apparent, the relationship of the flanges and its attached parts does
    change with the cloth removed.)
    Keith A. McGavern, RPT
    Oklahoma Chapter 731
    Oklahoma Baptist University
    Shawnee, Oklahoma, USA