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by Brumtuner
13 Jul 2010, 23:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuning (Birmingham)
Replies: 2
Views: 1331

Re: Piano Tuning (Birmingham)

I just so happen to be a piano tuner with 30+yrs experience and live in SE Brum if that's of any help?
by Brumtuner
29 Dec 2008, 19:19
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Large amounts of sympathy, please
Replies: 20
Views: 6388

I put a pure wool suit in storage once, 2 days later, all that was left was a hanger and 620,042 fat moths trying to take-off (the other lot died of morbid obesity). When it's dark, they breed every 14 seconds multiplying 5 billionfold within a day. I reckon all that'll be left of the piano will be ...
by Brumtuner
27 Dec 2008, 17:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Large amounts of sympathy, please
Replies: 20
Views: 6388

If it stays on its side, the sap in the wrestplank will drain causing the tuning pins to shoot out like bullets, wrecking the top door and the container itself.

I hope Health & Safety have been notified.
by Brumtuner
25 Dec 2008, 16:46
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Happy Birthday dave brum!
Replies: 14
Views: 4252

20th December, me too.


"Here you are son, this is for your birthday and Christmas - as they're close together."

Great.
by Brumtuner
19 Dec 2008, 19:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuned.
Replies: 3
Views: 1435

Right, I'm moving to Scotland.
by Brumtuner
19 Dec 2008, 19:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Essex grand
Replies: 11
Views: 3322

Perhaps it was named after the dulcet-toned fossil known as 'David'.
by Brumtuner
16 Dec 2008, 13:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Castor cups
Replies: 6
Views: 2496

I read somewhere that a steam iron on a damp cloth will fluff the carpet fibres back up.

The dents should make good putting practice. I'll have to buy a grand, move it, then take up golf and find out.
by Brumtuner
13 Dec 2008, 16:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: "Restored" Bluthner 6'10 piano
Replies: 29
Views: 7368

There's 'posh', and there's 'name-dropping'.
by Brumtuner
08 Dec 2008, 23:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What a complete and utter twallock
Replies: 49
Views: 13398

Heyyyyyyy, my Fazioli is lime green.
by Brumtuner
08 Dec 2008, 16:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What's Britannia got for Christmas then?
Replies: 14
Views: 4514

As it's xmas, and she's bare-footed, it could be something really useful like a 240v chocolate kettle.
by Brumtuner
03 Dec 2008, 17:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ivorite
Replies: 13
Views: 4637

Pleasure.
by Brumtuner
01 Dec 2008, 18:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ivorite
Replies: 13
Views: 4637

Any good?
by Brumtuner
30 Nov 2008, 17:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ivorite
Replies: 13
Views: 4637

Brasso.
by Brumtuner
30 Nov 2008, 17:42
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our favourite Christmas carol and Christmas song
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

I agree, but the piano would probably get damaged with all those kids running about, and as for the water damage, it makes more sense to stick to the designated shower block.

Comparing thingummydoodles wouldn't be a problem though, unless the music teacher caught you.
by Brumtuner
30 Nov 2008, 15:57
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our favourite Christmas carol and Christmas song
Replies: 18
Views: 5023

Davebrum, I'm not a West Brom fan. I don't do football - unless it were England playing in the World Cup final.

'Astle is King' was a piece of graffiti I spotted on a bridge a few years ago as I was busy getting lost in the Black Country - Halesudleystonhall way.
by Brumtuner
27 Nov 2008, 00:38
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 12221

Astle is King an' downt yow furgerrit like.
by Brumtuner
26 Nov 2008, 22:22
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 12221

Nr Sowleyull :lol:
by Brumtuner
26 Nov 2008, 20:51
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 12221

"Wim gewin ta Kiddy in tha new yee-a, so ya doh jus eeya it rown Dudley Grayt Brijj an Prinsizz End, ya know. Wi went ewt fa a meel in Brommitch laswick and nuffinks chainjd sins abeawt nineteen atey. Exept thez trammz now!" Let me guess.... You're from Lacarno road but were brung up in Oxbridgeshi...
by Brumtuner
26 Nov 2008, 16:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 12221

Yowm dead roight, its a doyalect yowsed by Tiptonians into slyvurry.
by Brumtuner
25 Nov 2008, 23:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 12221

Davebrum, how am yow gunna goo to a pub an ask furra veggie cow poi? My advoice is look at yer teef an ask yersen woi yow've got teef that appen to be bostin at cuttin through meat. Yow wuz desoigned to eat meat me owd mucka, yow dunt wanna become one of them pasty-faced whingin' veggies do ya? Naaa...
by Brumtuner
22 Nov 2008, 23:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K5 bouncing Hammers
Replies: 32
Views: 7273

Along with a sluggish action?
by Brumtuner
22 Nov 2008, 18:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K5 bouncing Hammers
Replies: 32
Views: 7273

'Let off' - Sexual?


You must have a very broad-minded missus.
by Brumtuner
21 Nov 2008, 19:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K5 bouncing Hammers
Replies: 32
Views: 7273

"anyone for a drink?"

I'll set-off by rail, soon.
by Brumtuner
21 Nov 2008, 01:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K5 bouncing Hammers
Replies: 32
Views: 7273

"what's a "kawai action bar?"

It's where the Kawai factory workers pop in after their shift for....



.... well, some 'action'.
by Brumtuner
20 Nov 2008, 17:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Action adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 3524

" I think Brumtuner meant 'don't touch the insides of the piano' to try and adjust anything, not 'don't play' the piano." Indeed. The soft pedal mechanism used nowadays (and for the last 100+ years) is rather useless in most cases. It's a half-blow job that is supposed to reduce the hammer impact on...
by Brumtuner
20 Nov 2008, 13:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice on my new piano
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

by Brumtuner
20 Nov 2008, 13:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Action adjustment
Replies: 11
Views: 3524

My advice would be to inform the shop so they can let the tuner know in advance that it will take extra work/time other than the tuning itself.

My other advice is don't touch.
by Brumtuner
19 Nov 2008, 18:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: WTS: NEW 2008 Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper Fsr Carbon Bi
Replies: 2
Views: 1343

Gill, Saturday's lotto numbers - pm them to me pls.
by Brumtuner
17 Nov 2008, 21:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai K5 bouncing Hammers
Replies: 32
Views: 7273

Perhaps he took the blubber rail away for resetting. I usually charge about 350 quid for this service.




Ok, ok, just kidding, I only charge 250.
by Brumtuner
16 Nov 2008, 18:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ivory keyboard: elephant or rhinoceros?
Replies: 7
Views: 2580

Tell them it's 'Ivorine' a man-made substitute.

They're only American, after all.
by Brumtuner
15 Nov 2008, 17:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano String Material
Replies: 18
Views: 5280

by Brumtuner
11 Nov 2008, 22:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Good word to say about Weinbachs?
Replies: 20
Views: 6286

If they're a 'midrange piano', I don't fancy full-mooning a lower end range piano.
by Brumtuner
11 Nov 2008, 22:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Good word to say about Weinbachs?
Replies: 20
Views: 6286

I tuned a Weinbach today.

Thank goodness it's 6 months 'til I tune it again.

Nuff said.
by Brumtuner
09 Nov 2008, 18:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Moving
Replies: 7
Views: 2585

The piano will have to be up-ended so make a cardboard template of the side of one and see it will pass through the doorways. I reckon it'll go if you have the keyboard facing the right hand wall, wheeled straight into bathroom, front door then closed, and then one swoop through the 2 other doorways...
by Brumtuner
08 Nov 2008, 11:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What a complete and utter twallock
Replies: 49
Views: 13398

I feel sorry for his milkman.

"More milk, the music of godlike warriors humming Oasis by an oasis which Himler sang there is a blonde girl to which a demigod of mega violet energy saving paranormal cascading down the long leg of a frauline Pauline and a loaf please."

Hope that didn't make sense.
by Brumtuner
06 Nov 2008, 01:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Key for a John Spencer Piano
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Heckscher and Fletcher&Newman sell them. Tell them which type you require (male, female or triangular). No need to tell them the make of piano as they're all the same. They're called 'lock keys' btw.

An old wardrobe key might fit.


Alternatively, let the little bu... children learn the hard way.
by Brumtuner
05 Nov 2008, 18:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A piano needing TLC!
Replies: 6
Views: 3467

Or... fold the top lid back and check the action is properly held in position with the 2 finger tabs seated correctly (or screws tightened). There maybe a centre thumbscrew, too. They're all at the top and easily get-atable. Alternatively, let your tech tell you it needs a total restoration and will...
by Brumtuner
04 Nov 2008, 17:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone for a little DIY?
Replies: 34
Views: 8938

The winning bidder is selling this:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Tudor-Farmhouse-s ... dZViewItem


Presumably to pay for the Danemann restoration.
by Brumtuner
02 Nov 2008, 11:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How can i make my upright piano keys heavier?
Replies: 4
Views: 2171

"Has your teacher got a grand ? "


I don't think fishing weights are that expensive!
by Brumtuner
01 Nov 2008, 15:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone for a little DIY?
Replies: 34
Views: 8938

As I live halfway between Dundee and the buyer, you'd better keep it at my house, after it's restoration, obviously.
by Brumtuner
31 Oct 2008, 16:10
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

Sparky, a sad loss to the used piano industry. I did a tuning or two for him over the years, jeeeez, what a cowboy! He used to drill holes through the top of the wrestplank and pour water in to make the pins tighter!

His real name was Sly. How apt.

He snuffed it btw. :lol:
by Brumtuner
31 Oct 2008, 09:28
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

Soz, can't help you with that one, I don't play the piano, I just tune 'em.
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 21:05
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

I dain't realoize Mad o'Rourke wuz still gowin'. Dain't he sell iz pub chine when e got offad silly muney loik?
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 21:00
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Our five favourite movies...
Replies: 10
Views: 3937

No mention of 'One flew over the cuckoo's nest'?


Blimey.
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 20:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

I was thinking of learning Tiptonese, av yow gorra web soit reckermundashun so's oi can lurn it quicka loik?
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 16:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Idle chit-chatterers' corner
Replies: 602
Views: 91062

What about the sonata though?
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 16:44
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

Language of the Heavens?


Sounds horrible, all that saliva being gobbed about.
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 15:07
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?
Replies: 193
Views: 116901

Re: Oes 'na unrhyw siaradwyr Cymraeg yma?

Wel, basai'n syniad da i weld os oes 'na unrhyw ymwelwyr i'r safwe yma sydd yn siarad neu'n dysgu Iaith y Nefoedd! Efallai rydych chi'n dysgu'r piano trwy gyfrwng y Gymraeg :?: http://www.translation-guide.com/free_online_translators.php?from=Welsh&to=English "Well , he ' had been heartburn idea go...
by Brumtuner
30 Oct 2008, 11:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Type of wood used for hammer heads - is it important?
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

Pfffttt...... In my opinion (based on fact and 30+ years experience), it hardly matters what type of wood is used. Ok, you wouldn't use balsa or ebony, but face it, there's hardly any wood in a hammer head so therefore it's all down to the felt used..... weight, density, flexibility etc. I've 'knock...
by Brumtuner
18 Oct 2008, 21:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: copper strings
Replies: 2
Views: 1425

Ceres might, but the strings should be ok.