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Pin block follow up

  • 1.  Pin block follow up

    Posted 05-07-2021 12:00
    If you recall, some number of weeks ago I posted that a customer in Eastern Ohio had a Yamaha grand piano with a bad pin block. Several of you called him and offered quotes on repair.  He just called me and said that they (a church) want to sell the piano for $2,000. This is a nice looking Yamaha. There is obviously a stain on the pin block in the bass section. It is clear that someone, somewhere spilled or put something onto the pin block. A previous technician increased the tuning pins by two sizes but I can literally pull some of the tuning pins out of the pin block with my fingers.

    If any of you are interested in finding out more, I am willing to give you his number.   The idea here is that one of you would purchase the piano, install a new pin block and then sell the piano for a profit.

    Let me know if you would like to know more.

    Gary Howell

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    Gary Howell
    Buckeye Piano Tuning
    Massillon OH
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  • 2.  RE: Pin block follow up

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 05-07-2021 13:07
    Gary,

    What model is it...C-6 or larger?

    Pwg

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    Peter Grey
    Stratham NH
    603-686-2395
    pianodoctor57@gmail.com
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  • 3.  RE: Pin block follow up

    Posted 05-08-2021 09:52
    I no longer remember the model number. If you want, I can give you his phone number.

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    Gary Howell
    Buckeye Piano Tuning
    Massillon OH
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