Pianotech

  • 1.  Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-13-2022 20:22
    Hello.  I'm working on a piano that has a Slow Fall key lid hinge that doesn't work anymore.  Can it be repaired or do I need to replace it?  If replacing, does anyone know where they come from?  Thanks very much.
    Robert

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    Robert Callaghan
    Reno NV
    775-287-2140
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  • 2.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-13-2022 20:40

    That serial number has a Samick-y kind of look. Ask their technical support?

    Brand name?






  • 3.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Member
    Posted 05-17-2022 11:21
    If you succeed in getting a source order two one for left side and other for the right. Good luck considering the supply chain issues

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    (843) 325-4357
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  • 4.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Posted 05-18-2022 09:46
    Kohler & Campbell (Chinese made now?).

    Good luck!

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    Barb Bernhardt
    Montrose, Colorado
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  • 5.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-19-2022 09:36
    These devices have now been around long enough to begin failing (obviously), so it is wise for us all to start learning how to either repair or replace them. I will be interested in how you fair with this Robert.

    Peter Grey Piano Doctor

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    (603) 686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 6.  RE: Slow Fall hinge repair/replacement

    Posted 05-19-2022 14:24
    I recently replaced them on a 2003 Kawai RX-3. Easy enough to do. Don
    Manino told me that the fall board should not be forced to close as it
    will wear out the slow-fall units more quickly - good to know and to
    share with clients whose pianos have them, as they are a bit on the
    expensive side, especially with shipping costing what it does these
    days.