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by computermatter10 » 08 Mar 2010, 00:03
by NewAge » 08 Mar 2010, 11:07
computermatter10 wrote:Hey everyone I was just curious. Piano, after, is classified as a string instrument I believe (I hope my theory's right!) and that other instruments like guitar and violin are no doubt string instruments as well. As you know, guitar and violin strings can snap and break, sometimes giving the performer minor injuries like cuts if they are unlucky enough to be close to the breaking.
I was wondering if it's possible for the strings in a piano to break. Especially a grand, think of how long those strings are! I bet I'd go blind if a piano string ever snapped at me. Anyways, please tell me if it's possible, and if it is, if it's very dangerous (probably not)
by Gill the Piano » 08 Mar 2010, 17:12
by Barrie Heaton » 08 Mar 2010, 19:25
Gill the Piano wrote:I know a tuner who could have lost an eye had he not been wearing glasses when a bass string on a grand went at the hitchpin (bottom) end, and Bill on the History forum knows of a tuner who DID lose an eye - and if I rememer rightly, subsequently damaged the other - whilst tuning.
They do go with a hell of a bang but I'm often agreeably surprised that it doesn't happen more often during pitch raises. I often wish for a bottle of Prozac when doing a pitch raise...
by chris_connelly » 08 Mar 2010, 21:36
by vernon » 08 Mar 2010, 21:40
by mdw » 09 Mar 2010, 16:35
by jim s » 09 Mar 2010, 23:03
I've a vague memory that Mr stockbridge in Canterbury many years did lose an eye tho' that may be apochrypal.
by vernon » 10 Mar 2010, 00:01
by jim s » 10 Mar 2010, 22:36
by Colin Nicholson » 05 Jul 2010, 08:52
by pianotechman » 12 Jul 2010, 08:09
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