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  • The AccuTuner measures F3, A4, and Cwhatever it is -- I think C6. I'm pretty sure F3 is a wound string on a Wurlitzer spinet. The plain wire strings begin at G3 (I think), so there is a pretty hard inharmonicity compromise that the FAC tuning just can't ...

  • If you want to upgrade your piano, (or perhaps start a collection,) you could attend your local PTG chapter meeting and ask if anyone has an old upright they're getting rid of. Or look on Craigslist under "free." Yes, ideally you'd want a six foot or ...

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    RE: Spray gun parts

    I love my piano. I know that it's old and falling apart but can you do something to keep it going? NO. It's time to get a better piano. I love my spray gun. I know that it's old and falling apart but can you do something to keep it going? NO. It's time ...

  • Enrico -- I second the notion that you need a better piano. A spinet, almost any spinet, is probably the worst choice for learning-how-to-service/tune pianos you could have. Almost none of the repair methods Randi teaches apply to a spinet. It also has ...

  • I just remembered something last night.  You're tuning a spinet; there are going to be compromises. What if the Accu-Tuner is compromising the thirds in favor of another interval, such as the fourths? That might be the only way to get good fourths and ...

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