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Older bridge repair parts

  • 1.  Older bridge repair parts

    Member
    Posted 09-15-2021 20:22
    I used to have some of the metal bridge repair parts that screwed onto the bridge and had metal tangs bent up to replace the bridge pins. I thing that I threw out the ones that I had, thinking that I was never going to do that type of repair again. I now have a piano that they would be appropriate for, but have no parts and don't find them in any of the catalogs. If anyone has any they are wanting to part with, please contact me. Sorry I don't have a picture, but the long time techs on this list will know what I am talking about.

    Thank you.

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    Rex Roseman
    Akron OH
    330-289-2948
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  • 2.  RE: Older bridge repair parts

    Posted 09-16-2021 05:34
    I'm not familiar with the repair parts you mention, but have you considered an epoxy repair? I've done a number of them and they work quite well.

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    Terry Farrell
    Farrell Piano Service, Inc.
    Brandon, Florida
    terry@farrellpiano.com
    813-684-3505
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  • 3.  RE: Older bridge repair parts

    Member
    Posted 09-16-2021 08:54
    I had those parts but discarded them years ago. If the rear row of pins have split the cap, simply relocate them in a bit. Be sure to consider side bearing when the new holes are drilled. The strings do not have to be removed, use a spacer against the neighboring string to force the string over to drill the hole, install the new pin and remove the spacer. You will need to lower the tension a bit to make this dislocation easier. You don't even need to rebevel or renotch. Unfortunately, this is not suitable for the front termination.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 4.  RE: Older bridge repair parts

    Member
    Posted 09-16-2021 08:11
    I have a quote out for an epoxy repair but the cost of the repair will be more then the value of the piano. I was hoping for a less expensive fix that would give them a few more years of playing.





  • 5.  RE: Older bridge repair parts

    Member
    Posted 09-16-2021 08:59
    I looked in my parts drawers to verify that I no Longer had them. I pitched them along with the tuning pin metal sleeves.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 6.  RE: Older bridge repair parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 09-16-2021 10:59
    Yes, I would not even think about putting those things on. I also relegated them to the trash bin decades ago.

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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