Pianotech

  • 1.  bass string makers

    Posted 29 days ago
    greetings,

    i usually get my bass strings from JD Grandt, but they won't be starting after August 15, so probably looking at sometime September for the strings to arrive.

    Since i don't have time to wait (moving), i am looking for a very good alternative. I like JD Grandt's Paulello wire a lot.

    The bass strings are for a 5'2" Chas M Stieff grand piano ( I also need the scale of the plain wire strings since the piano came with all plain wire strings removed, so I'm clue-less).

    Which are the bass string manufactures that can compete with JD Grandt's quality that I can contact?

    Thank you,

    Peter

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    Petrus Janssen
    Peachtree City GA
    (678) 416-8055
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  • 2.  RE: bass string makers

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 29 days ago
    Hi Peter,

    I routinely purchase bass strings from GC Piano in Ontario.  (416) 755-7109  gcpiano@rogers.com

    I have been very pleased with the product.

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    Floyd Gadd RPT
    Regina SK
    (306) 502-9103
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  • 3.  RE: bass string makers

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 29 days ago
    JD Grandt, GC, Gregor Heller all do great work.

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
    415 407 8320
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  • 4.  RE: bass string makers

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 28 days ago
    Petruss,
    I have the original plain wire scale for a Stieff Scale 32 grand piano. I also have a re-scale for this piano if you would like it. To implement my re-scale you would have to recap the bridges and notch new unison lengths, however.
    I, also, would go with G.C. Piano Co. bass strings.

    Dave Hughes, RPT

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    David Hughes RPT
    Vintage Case Parts
    Glyndon MD
    (443) 522-2201
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  • 5.  RE: bass string makers

    Member
    Posted 28 days ago
    Another source to consider is James Arledge. When I needed bass strings for a Stieff he came through. I had to do a string tracing but as I read the measurements off he realized we had the same stringing scale.

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    James Kelly
    Owner- Fur Elise Piano Service
    Pawleys Island SC
    (843) 325-4357
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  • 6.  RE: bass string makers

    Posted 28 days ago
    Hello James,
    I tried several times calling him but nobody picks up and his voice mail box is not setup.
    Peter

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    Petrus Janssen
    Peachtree City GA
    (678) 416-8055
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