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by 661-Pete
19 Dec 2014, 14:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Notes rising in pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Re: Notes rising in pitch

Thanks for your good advice Colin; I did in fact make several passes through the piano, spaced over several months. I admit I'm rather slow compared to the professionals! But this doesn't answer the question, why my bass notes (and even, to a slight extent, the mid-range) vary in pitch whilst being ...
by 661-Pete
19 Dec 2014, 10:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Notes rising in pitch
Replies: 6
Views: 1846

Notes rising in pitch

Some months ago I posted about my attempts to re-tune my ancient Viennese upright (Gustav Stingl, dating about 1895). I think I got some sort of result out of it, although my amateur efforts would not match up to a professional tuner's of course! But the notes are all there, I got away with just one...
by 661-Pete
23 Aug 2014, 19:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Bumped up this thread after a long interval (in time, not in music)! Well, I sort of lost confidence in tuning up my old Gustav Stingl, because it was getting tedious, going round in circles all the time, besides it was giving me a backache and a headache. The backache was from having my laptop on t...
by 661-Pete
10 Nov 2013, 21:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

then you may get a bang Then you will have to upskill on how to replace strings Barrie I've been lucky so far! :roll: Going very slowly and carefully. I had a scary moment when I started turning the wrong pin on one of the bass strings, by the time I realised my mistake I was more than a semitone s...
by 661-Pete
10 Nov 2013, 19:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Update: well I'm beginning to come round to thinking (as you guys warned me) that the ETD, like a rogue London cabbie, is taking me all over the place except where I want to be! Perhaps it's time to trust my own (imperfect) ears and try to get the bass at least sounding right. But to persevere with ...
by 661-Pete
04 Nov 2013, 19:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Just started off playing with Tunelab on my laptop - spent some time chasing around for a suitable mic, my laptop doesn't have one built in. Well, first problem: trying to measure inharmonicity on the bass notes (according to the instructions this is the first thing to do after calibration), can't s...
by 661-Pete
27 Oct 2013, 12:15
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Anti-virus detection on this site - false positive?
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Anti-virus detection on this site - false positive?

When I click on 'home page' from the quick links list on the left, I'm blocked by my AV (McAfee Siteadvisor). None of the other links on the list is affected, nor is this forum. Is this a known false positive, possibly limited to Mcafee? Might be worth investigating.
Thanks.
Pete.
by 661-Pete
26 Oct 2013, 21:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Well it looks like my idea to go to 440 was a mistake - the part of the piano which I've had a go at, so far, seems to have settled down at round about 435 or 436. Now, I've looked up in Wiki (who wouldn't?) and learn that 435 has been used for donkey's years and goes by the name of 'French pitch' w...
by 661-Pete
26 Oct 2013, 09:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Newage - good point! I wear glasses anyway (with non-breakable lenses) and, in my most comfortable position for tuning, with my head a bit above the level of the pins (it's an upright BTW), I think it's unlikely a string would whip around and hit my face. Colin, many thanks for the excellent advice ...
by 661-Pete
25 Oct 2013, 18:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 7176

I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

Hello, I'm new to this forum and recently retired from work, so I have time on my hands and looking for new hobbies. I have an ancient Viennese upright (dated from about 1895 I believe) with a very nice tone, last had a tuner in many years ago (I'm too embarrassed to say how long!). I've been told i...