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by Barrie Heaton
18 Oct 2018, 20:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Will a U1 have problems if it is only tuned yearly?
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Will a U1 have problems if it is only tuned yearly?

Find out who use to tune the piano and ask them the condition, when was the last tuned and was it on a pitch. You may have to pay for a pitch move one you get it home. I have 10 years old + Yamahas on my round that only get tuned every 18 months as they are in a very good environment, the pitch is b...
by Barrie Heaton
12 Oct 2018, 22:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Yes they are happy to have the work done, just finding time to slot it in As to the upgrade you go to It app store and it should be there on the front page, it a free upgrade. if you want to do a clean install that is a tad more complex read https://www.macrumors.com/how-to/clean-install-macos-10-14...
by Barrie Heaton
12 Oct 2018, 19:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Sandra has been user her MacBook pro with Mojave for a few days now, she says its much better than High Sierra she got her 3 email accounts back off icloud with no hassle.

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
09 Oct 2018, 17:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

We are looking to change Magpie RSS as it falls over more than it works but it is a free Rss feeder... !

The Safari and crome thing maybe some of the JAVA scrips what version of Chrome do you have mine is
Version 69.0.3497.100 (Official Build) (64-bit)

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
08 Oct 2018, 19:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Just took the wife's Mac book pro 2013 (Mavericks) into Weston computers in Preston today. To have it wiped cleaned and the new OS put on she is happy to pay the £69.00 saves me a job. She updates as soon as a new version is out, but she was complaining about the last big update "High Sierra" that i...
by Barrie Heaton
08 Oct 2018, 17:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

what v of Safari. are you running, mine is Version 12.0 (14606.1.36.1.9) and it works ok do you have a Mac what O/S are you running.

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
03 Oct 2018, 19:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Need a new set of Bass strings but I don't think they can afford it at present

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
29 Sep 2018, 00:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

I am tuning the piano this Thursday if its the one at the S Army

The bots are a pain as they eat up bandwidth Some we need like Google bots but the rest are just trying to add spam or collect data to send users to spam if they get your email

Enjoy the piano

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
28 Sep 2018, 20:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Some interesting fact in September so far we have had 1,096,678 visitors to the site who we let in and 63,620 who we blocked of the ones we let in 25% were real visitors Desktop 17.4% Total: 239,134 Mobile 7.4% Total: 101,316 and the rest was a pain in the :oops: robots Bots 75.3% Total: 1,035,148 t...
by Barrie Heaton
26 Sep 2018, 14:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boyd Minipiano 1939 - is is worth restoring?
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Boyd Minipiano 1939 - is is worth restoring?

I would get a tuner in to see if it will tune first. He/she will sort out the sticking notes and tell you if it worth spending money on

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
25 Sep 2018, 18:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second Hand piano prices
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Second Hand piano prices

I tend to use that site lot especially the sales history is very useful

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 Sep 2018, 18:52
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Yamaha Country & Year
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Yamaha - Country of Manufacture and Year

Yes, it was made by Pearl River in China. They are no longer made for outside China. The B1 replaced it which is made in Indonesia This was the production Serial Number arriving in the UK. at the End of 2004 UK V114N = E315794 P121N = E312428 P116 = E319356 Pearl River C110A = C70782 Japan Su118C = ...
by Barrie Heaton
03 Sep 2018, 18:00
Forum: Piano History
Topic: How to find a serial number
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: How to find a serial number

There is a link in the main menu to the left, to the main site admin

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
03 Sep 2018, 17:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: Changes to the UK Piano Page

Yes fount is bigger I am looking at that there is a conflict with the 5 css The image at the top should get smaller

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
02 Sep 2018, 18:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Changes to the UK Piano Page
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Changes to the UK Piano Page

We have made some changes to the site over the last 12 months Some you can see others you cannot. We now have 2 firewalls we also force you to use https. We now have balanced servers which will speed up the site. Also, a robot trolling the site looking for bad files and hopefully blocking those who ...
by Barrie Heaton
29 Aug 2018, 09:03
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Woodchester Grand piano?
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: Woodchester Grand piano?

Woodchester pianos in Stroud never asked me to add a grand to their website and I can't see an older version of the company is it an old piano or a newish one

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
20 Jul 2018, 11:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Erard London ivories
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Erard London ivories

DNA test will give you the origins Indian or African

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 Jul 2018, 08:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Erard London ivories
Replies: 3
Views: 474

Re: Erard London ivories

You have to prove the ivory is before 1936 if after you have to prove its origins a DNA test is the best way.
However, if the ivory is coming off in the US I would remove before shipping to save you the aggravation.

I would give the US embassy a call first as the rules are changing

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
04 Jul 2018, 08:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano dampers less effective after action re-install
Replies: 2
Views: 317

Re: Piano dampers less effective after action re-install

is it across the whole range of dampers or just one area
Quite often on older dampers, the split wedges are disturbed. sometimes the only way to get them back is to take off the heads and reglue

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 Jun 2018, 13:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai BS-10 soundboard
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Kawai BS-10 soundboard

photo is useful
by Barrie Heaton
11 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai BS-10 soundboard
Replies: 4
Views: 689

Re: Kawai BS-10 soundboard

The posts are called bracings and many makers did not put them on in the 60 - 80s to save money and space. They do make the tuning more stable in a changing environment and if you move the pian across a room. The diagonal strips are called Ribs they transmit sound across the grain on the soundboard ...
by Barrie Heaton
06 Jun 2018, 10:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have your say on the Ivory Bill
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Re: Have your say on the Ivory Bill

As I understand it the EEC directive as it stands you have to prove the ivory is older than 1930 if after 1930 and pre 1970 you then have to prove origins. Also as tuners, we can fix damaged ivory and charge for the repair. However, we can not charge you for any replacement ivory What we are hoping ...
by Barrie Heaton
05 Jun 2018, 20:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have your say on the Ivory Bill
Replies: 3
Views: 607

Have your say on the Ivory Bill

Have your say on the Ivory Bill - News from Parliament The Committee is expected to meet for the first time on Tuesday 12 June 2018; it will stop receiving written evidence at the end of the Committee stage, which is expected to be not later than 5.00pm on Thursday 21 June 2018. However, please note...
by Barrie Heaton
25 May 2018, 17:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kemble 6 octave sustain pedal problem
Replies: 4
Views: 544

Re: Kemble 6 octave sustain pedal problem

Could be the U spring coming away from the bottom board

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
20 May 2018, 13:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Is my 1906 Ferd Manthey piano worth restoring?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Is my 1906 Ferd Manthey piano worth restoring?

Ok your tuner may or may not know this but there is a chemical tuning pin restore. Two methods, one uses
pin tie and the other using CA glue

The piano needs to be put on its back for best results I tend to use pin tite first as the CA fumes are a killer

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
16 May 2018, 10:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester damage\repair
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Polyester damage\repair

There are 2 types used in polishing, the second photo is very aggressive and is used on new polish. The first is used in a drill or angel grinder



Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
14 May 2018, 19:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: "Max's cardboard fix"
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: "Max's cardboard fix"

More to the point why should such a young piano (Petrof?) have loose tuning pins? The old Petrofs of the 80 wer not that good not as bad as the Belarus pianos we use to import them in the 80s seemed like they had oval tuning pins when you tried to tune them a nightmare Bass string overlapped the ne...
by Barrie Heaton
13 May 2018, 16:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Is my 1906 Ferd Manthey piano worth restoring?
Replies: 4
Views: 668

Re: Is my 1906 Ferd Manthey piano worth restoring?

All depends on how deep your pockets are. The cost of the repair will be more than the piano's worth. To change the tuning pins you are going to need to change the string ideally, you can just repin but it depends on the quality of the strings. The action looks very tired and needs of a full recondi...
by Barrie Heaton
13 May 2018, 16:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: "Max's cardboard fix"
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: "Max's cardboard fix"

Why not hammer the pin in. instead of turning the pin in a hard way.

It's nothing new just a different material I use veneer

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 May 2018, 16:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester damage\repair
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Polyester damage\repair

Have you tried buffing out the left over residue with a clean buffing mop you have to be quite vigorous

BArrie
by Barrie Heaton
11 May 2018, 15:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester damage\repair
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Polyester damage\repair

thanks for the info. it mentions is a show glaze for light coloured vehicles. My piano is black. are you also using it on black pianos? Yes we use it on Black ones do a test area first I have one last question - regarding my issue of the polish on my piano seeming to reappear after a few days (like...
by Barrie Heaton
10 May 2018, 19:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester damage\repair
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Polyester damage\repair

I have edited my post to poor boys white diamond it has Aluminium in it

the cory will work but it takes a lot of rubbing and it will make it dull to start but then you need to buff out the polish same goes for the white diamond we use it for grand lids bring it up to a showroom finish


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
10 May 2018, 16:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester damage\repair
Replies: 9
Views: 949

Re: Polyester damage\repair

You need poor boys white diamond buffing compound and a heavy duty buffer like the Draper Car Valeting Polisher and time then a good quality buffing polish If they are deep scratches then you will need Konig Polishing Paste and Traz pads Be careful at the edges as you may take off all the polish Sto...
by Barrie Heaton
09 May 2018, 19:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Challen Bureau Piano
Replies: 21
Views: 2678

Re: Challen Bureau Piano

Don't forget followed by the sigh of despair as its a drop action

We are running a class next month on the joys of working on small pianos

http://www.piano-tuners.org/AGM/2018/index.html

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
09 May 2018, 16:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Challen Bureau Piano
Replies: 21
Views: 2678

Re: Challen Bureau Piano

A sound file of the click can tell us a lot

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
29 Apr 2018, 14:53
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano Tuning - Crystal Palace
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Piano Tuning - Crystal Palace

I have passed on your contact details, someone should be in touch soon

Thanks

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
28 Apr 2018, 19:11
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Piano Tuning - Crystal Palace
Replies: 4
Views: 728

Re: Piano Tuning - Crystal Palace

I will re post this on the Blind piano tuners list can you PM your contact details

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
26 Apr 2018, 22:47
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Omega Music gone bust
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Omega Music gone bust

When I started at 21, my projected retirement age was 60. Then it moved to 65. Now I'm 57, retirement is supposed to be 67. By the time I'm 67 it'll be 97... :roll: I'll retire when either my ears or my thumbs give out. Your still a spring chicken then One of the guys who instructed me is still tun...
by Barrie Heaton
26 Apr 2018, 19:53
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Omega Music gone bust
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Re: Omega Music gone bust

it's not just tuners musical interment repairs across the spectrum is in decline. Young ones do not want to train. The ones that are in training tend to be older students, there is one in her 50s but she is keen and is coming to our regulating classes in June. There are two places in the UK that do ...
by Barrie Heaton
25 Apr 2018, 20:40
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Omega Music gone bust
Replies: 4
Views: 1060

Omega Music gone bust

Sadly that's a good retail gone... they are getting thin on ground

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
22 Apr 2018, 21:01
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Age of Yamaha with D before number?
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Age of Yamaha with D before number?

1740000 = c1973

E is Europe "N" prefix Kemble’s
C is Chinese
J is Indonesia
H Japanese H. X. D. Are a model prefix
"T", the piano was manufactured in Thomaston, Georgia
"U", the piano was manufactured in South Haven, Michigan.


Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
15 Apr 2018, 11:11
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: People usually don't give feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: People usually don't give feedback

A few months ago on another forum a person doing some sort of music course asked for information to complete an assignment and was given lots of suggestions. There was no indiction that the original poster had even read the replies. I ended up deleting my contribution. you also could look at it If ...
by Barrie Heaton
14 Apr 2018, 10:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: People usually don't give feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 936

Re: People usually don't give feedback

its the young ones, quite often they post to other media if they don't get a response instantly like on Facebook then they ignore it as it has been answered somewhere else.... They are just Rude in my mind, but in there world its the norm as they are not used to face to face world so they real world...
by Barrie Heaton
14 Apr 2018, 08:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: NEW Steinway Model A vs Model O
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Re: NEW Steinway Model A vs Model O

Both the A and the O are going to be loud in a townhouse. The Model A is much louder but has a far richer sound as you are in the concert range than the O if you have the room and the cash get the A Both pianos can be voiced down to Bluthner levels yet: it will still carry in a townhouse. However, t...
by Barrie Heaton
01 Apr 2018, 11:01
Forum: Internet Scams Fraud
Topic: SCAM Yamaha YDP131 for sale in B31
Replies: 2
Views: 1130

Re: SCAM Yamaha YDP131 for sale in B31

You need to give more info to why its a scam

Barrie
by Barrie Heaton
25 Mar 2018, 13:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: J. Strohmenger and sons
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: J. Strohmenger and sons

As it says at the top of the site we can not put a value on a piano whiteout seeing it However, a piano of that age tends not to fetch much money. The trade would ask you for money to take it away. They sell on on eBay from £0 to ... whatever you can get for them. If it is on concert pitch and plays...
by Barrie Heaton
25 Mar 2018, 10:39
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 106
Views: 79497

Re: Introduce yourself!

Hello! My name is Simon, a piano teacher based over in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I run Piano Lessons Belfast - http://www.pianolessonsbelfast.com - having moved over to Belfast from York, where I studied music and worked as a musician and musical director. I thought I would join the forum to help ...
by Barrie Heaton
11 Mar 2018, 11:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help required please
Replies: 3
Views: 4047

Re: Help required please

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