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Source for capstan on damper underlever

  • 1.  Source for capstan on damper underlever

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-13-2021 12:21
    Hello.  I've been looking for a source for an adjusting capstan that goes on the bottom of a damper underlever to adjust the lift by the damper lift rail.  They are very delicate and when I tried to turn one it broke off.  It is the kind of damper flange that has a spoon that is lifted by the key end.  The piano is a Sherman-Clay grand.  I've also seen them on Hailun grands.  I've looked through several catalogs and don't even see this time of damper flange listed.  I only need the capstan but will settle for the entire flange if necessary.
    Thanks.
    Robert

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    Robert Callaghan
    Reno NV
    775-287-2140
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  • 2.  RE: Source for capstan on damper underlever

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-13-2021 12:31
    Know that I think about it, I think they are called a pilot screw.

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    Robert Callaghan
    Reno NV
    775-287-2140
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  • 3.  RE: Source for capstan on damper underlever

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-14-2021 09:24

    Robert

    We had a great Southeast Seminar last night presented by Don Mannino. Those under lever capstans are for adjusting the timing of the damper lift by the key end, not the damper tray. 

    I know that doesn't hep you in your search, but it might help you when you go to regulate the damper Ader the repair. 

    im guessing you'll need to order a new under lever unless you can find a used one to scavenge from this list. 


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  • 4.  RE: Source for capstan on damper underlever

    Member
    Posted 05-14-2021 14:37
    if you post some pictures you might catch a fish . there is probably someone out there hoarding these things... check with Isaac Sidgursy or even with Hailun

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    843-325-4357
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