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Yamaha quiet bar repair

  • 1.  Yamaha quiet bar repair

    Posted 12 days ago
    The quiet pedal bar fell apart inside this Yamaha upright. It's apparent that the components came unglued. It appears to be wood adhered to metal. I'm wondering how to go about fixing this and what type of glue is needed to do this repair.



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    Gary Howell
    Buckeye Piano Tuning
    Massillon OH
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  • 2.  RE: Yamaha quiet bar repair

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Gary:
    There's not a lot of stress on it, so practically any kind of glue will work. CA glue would probably not be the best choice. I would use titebond or Tacky Glue personally. Rubber cement would also work, but long term it tends to dry out. Epoxy? Nah. Clamping it together might be a challenge, which is why I like the Tacky Glue.
    Paul McCloud
    San Diego




  • 3.  RE: Yamaha quiet bar repair

    Member
    Posted 12 days ago
    look for a glue that says it will bond wood to metal. Use several clamps along the length of the wood and metal bar. I recently took a mouse eaten assembly off a Yamaha and was in the process of getting the exact felt from Yamaha- there was a backorder on the felt but meanwhile the owner traded up to a Yamaha Grand and I returned it all to her to give to the dealer who was aware of the issue. It looked like a brownish glue on there although I was wondering if it was burned shellac

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    843-325-4357
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  • 4.  RE: Yamaha quiet bar repair

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    By the color and texture of the glue, I always assumed that it is a contact cement. Haven't had any come apart on me.

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    Steven Rosenthal
    Honolulu HI
    808-521-7129
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  • 5.  RE: Yamaha quiet bar repair

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 11 days ago
    I would use Barge Cement, comes in a blue tube, not cheap, but my local Ace hardware carries it (actually now carries since we were ordering it for the Pipe organ project at the State Theatre, and they found it was popular-and available in Califunny-unlike Shellac thinner which isn't available anymore, although the shellac is. . . . ).  It is useful for many dissimilar materials gluing, and stays more flexible than other glues.
    David Dewey