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B72

  • 1.  B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 18 days ago
    Anyone have a good source for some B72?? Most seem tone out of stock.

    Thank you!

    Andy

    Andrew J. Lyford, RPT
    3355 Mount Olivet Rd
    Martinsville, VA 24112

    pianotechandy@gmail.com

    1-276-732-6290

    “A painter paints their pictures on canvas. Musicians paint their pictures on silence”. Leopold Stokowski


  • 2.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Erwin's Piano Restoration

    http://www.erwinspiano.com/
     







  • 3.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    I usually get mine from Erwin's Piano Restorations.

    http://www.erwinspiano.com/shop/


    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com





  • 4.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Thank you, they are out of stock as most other places I check. Hoping someone has an odd source….
    Thank you!
    A

    Andrew J. Lyford, RPT
    Lyford Piano Works




  • 5.  RE: B72

    Posted 17 days ago
    Dale said no one has the B 72. He says you can get nitrocellulose lacquer from Mohawk in 5 gallons. He has some but shipping it is the problem. I'm close enough to drive there.
    I asked him how he voiced his Abel Americana hammers and he said they were a little dark and he juiced all the shoulders.
    Of course then, he said the real lesson is when the head of Stan State music dept refused to let Dale juice a new set of hammers. He tried,,, then 5 years later she called him for a voicing and tuning. I quote Dale, "it was the most gorgeous sounding piano I had heard. I did some needling and that was it."
    He also said most people don't have the patience to wait for the hammers to firm up through playing. I believe in letting the hammers voice in naturally. It keeps the a longer length of the internal spring of the hammer. Too firm of hammers is why Chris C pushes the spritz method of voicing. Too many rebuilders over juice or use hard hot press hammers.
    I'm seeing where my not doing anything to the hammers because of lack of experience was the right thing to do. I have 2 wurzen felt and 2 weikert felt jobs that are gorgeous.

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    Keith Roberts
    owner
    Hathaway Pines CA
    (209) 770-4312
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  • 6.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Thank you Keith. I have plenty of lacquer, it’s my favorite , I just wanted to try the b72 to see if I liked it, mostly for the speed.
    Pianotek has the lacquer in quarts, no problems shipping.
    A

    Andrew J. Lyford, RPT
    Lyford Piano Works




  • 7.  RE: B72

    Posted 17 days ago
    Dale said Pianotec stuff stinks and the odor lingers. It's what they call hammer lacquer but it's not real nitrocellulose





  • 8.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 16 days ago
    I use Pianotek's Pianolac all the time, I believe it is nitrocellulose lacquer but it doesn't have the hardeners typically found in industrial lacquer that tend to make it dry too hard and brittle. So it tends to dry with a somewhat more flexible character which is a benefit tonally. It does babe a lacquer smell but once it dries I don't sense any residual odor

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 9.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 16 days ago
    David yes I have been very happy with Pianotek’s lacquer. They do claim it is the same as what Steinway uses. I like it best when cut with lacquer thinner, seems to achieve that that sound that makes me happy! But, I am willing to try the B72 for when overnight drying is inconvenient. Have you tried it?

    Andrew J. Lyford, RPT
    Lyford Piano Works




  • 10.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Did you try Kremer Pigments? Dale Erwin might sell it too.

    Joe Wiencek




  • 11.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Yes, Contact me after the Convention if you still need some.

    ddf

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    [Delwin D] Fandrich] [RPT]
    [Piano Design & Manufacturing Consultant]
    [Fandrich Piano Co., Inc.]
    [Olympia] [WA]
    [360-515-0119]
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  • 12.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    Thank you!
    ANdy

    Andrew J. Lyford, RPT
    Lyford Piano Works




  • 13.  RE: B72

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago
    My email address is ddfandrich@gmail.com. I'll be back by next Monday. Send me an email then.
    ddf

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    [Delwin D] Fandrich] [RPT]
    [Piano Design & Manufacturing Consultant]
    [Fandrich Piano Co., Inc.]
    [Olympia] [WA]
    [360-515-0119]
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