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by tuna
01 Dec 2009, 01:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What items have you found inside pianos?
Replies: 5
Views: 5285

Re: What items have you found inside pianos?

A soiled pair of Y-fronts, a dead mouse stuck between bass strings (felt this before spotting it), a wine glass(broken). But, on a more positive note have also found, drugs (class C until quite recently), toning needle holder(quite a nice one) and just last week a tuning lever. Am still waiting for ...
by tuna
26 Feb 2009, 00:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bentley used upright piano 30 years old (1979) - advice
Replies: 22
Views: 16753

Re: Bentley used upright piano 30 years old (1979) - advice

Being a late seventies Bentley it probably looks, sounds and is crap :twisted:
by tuna
26 Feb 2009, 00:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: re gluing ivory
Replies: 12
Views: 14073

Re: re gluing ivory

Pianomate, I can't really see myself gluing an ivory back on that way when i'm out on the road tuning and there is one head that has come off. How long would i have to wait for the PVA to dry? That is after waiting for the white paint to dry. I agree that it is much easier with the key removed, but ...
by tuna
24 Feb 2009, 21:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: re gluing ivory
Replies: 12
Views: 14073

Re: re gluing ivory

Hi Joseph, You can buy 'ivory glue' from Fletcher and Newman but I always keep a bottle of super glue gel in my case. The ivory glue is messier and involves the use of a clamp. Just make sure the ivory fronts go back where they came from as they will have a slightly different shape where they join a...
by tuna
10 Jan 2009, 21:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Grotty strings
Replies: 17
Views: 13861

Fine to very fine wire wool. When working on the top of the bass strings, clean with a downwards motion only if an upright, and away from you if a grand.
by tuna
09 Nov 2008, 17:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Moving
Replies: 7
Views: 6983

I would hazard a guess that lots of different acoustic upright pianos would fit if moved on their end.

But, to be sure, you could ask a piano mover to have a look at the access you have first.

I would go for acoustic over digital if at all possible.
by tuna
08 Nov 2008, 01:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What Do You Get With A New Piano?
Replies: 32
Views: 19008

....and what happened to poor Teddy's eyes?!
by tuna
08 Nov 2008, 01:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What Do You Get With A New Piano?
Replies: 32
Views: 19008

No matching stool? :(
by tuna
08 Nov 2008, 01:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Repair or get a new one??
Replies: 9
Views: 7616

and also replacing all of the tabs
That would be the bloody smoking ban again! :roll:
by tuna
08 Nov 2008, 00:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Barking!
Replies: 7
Views: 6852

Hmm....chicken and rabbit stew! :twisted:
by tuna
08 Nov 2008, 00:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A piano needing TLC!
Replies: 6
Views: 7121

Was it an upright or grand?
by tuna
03 Nov 2008, 00:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Barking!
Replies: 7
Views: 6852

Barking!

His world must be getting stranger with each passing day......

ebay item no. 220302305605

Rosendorfer ? ?

Sounds like a load of old rollocks to me.

And a free pair of stockings for an early bid! Very kinky! I wonder if they're his? :shock:
by tuna
12 Sep 2008, 01:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: climate
Replies: 13
Views: 10864

...and possibly a second brand called 'Welmad'? 8)
by tuna
12 Aug 2008, 23:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano advice schimmell
Replies: 11
Views: 8351

The serial number should be around the back of the piano, at the treble end, usually on a gold sticker towards the bottom of the piano. Hope this helps?
by tuna
04 Jul 2008, 01:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U1 and U3
Replies: 6
Views: 6074

The U3 would be about 4cm deeper than the U1.

Overall I would prefer the smaller of the two, but you can find some very good U3's that would beat the pants of a U1.

If you have the time, it would be best to try out as many as you can, as they can vary in quality by significant amounts.
by tuna
04 Jul 2008, 01:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: NEW HAMMERS, ETC. AS TO SOUND
Replies: 9
Views: 7962

Stretched?! Are you sure about that one? It sounds like an unusual technique.

By the way, was that a pawn or porn shop? :twisted:
by tuna
09 Jun 2008, 00:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Nothing to do with pianos
Replies: 52
Views: 22266

Whale oil beef hooked.... :shock:
by tuna
31 May 2008, 01:15
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Kawai CA-7/71
Replies: 1
Views: 3778

Kawai CA-7/71

Does anyone know if there is much of a difference between the Kawai CA-7 and the CA-71?

I think the CA-71 is the newer model?

Thanks
by tuna
27 May 2008, 23:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: RNCB tuning dep to be closed
Replies: 26
Views: 15658

My Dad went to the RNCB, but in the pre Hereford days, Shrewsbury I think he said. It should be kept open. Is it confirmed Newark IS staying open? I heard they were still waiting for prspective students to apply. Hello to you all! Gill and Barrie, i've spoken to you before, God only knows who the re...
by tuna
16 May 2008, 23:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bechstein Rebuilders
Replies: 12
Views: 9144

I would also vouch for Phil Taylors work, he has a few different rebuilt ones at the moment, B, C, D & E I seem to remember.

He taught me in Newark for a while, he's one of the good guys...........
by tuna
14 Apr 2008, 22:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clicky notes
Replies: 8
Views: 6652

Openwood, :oops: I didn't know I was yours, but it's so long since i've been to the Bailiwick, if you pay for my travel, i'm all yours! :lol: If the clicks only started when the tuner had left, why not remove the fall (can be a little awkward to replace due to spring at bass end) and look if anythin...
by tuna
02 Apr 2008, 13:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mahler; Lindner in disguise?
Replies: 38
Views: 26984

I think the 'topic' piano is also related to the beast of Shannon.

I did tune a Lindner grand last year, but fortunately, it had a Schwander roller action with wooden keyboard.

Mind you, it only had one leg! A central pedestal leg type thing.
by tuna
02 Apr 2008, 13:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuning fees in the UK
Replies: 41
Views: 20022

Was given a mug of tea at one customers house that tasted really sweet, but not in a nice way. I was told they didn't have normal milk, only rice milk. How do you milk a piece of rice?! They said not to drink it if I didn't like it, It didn't get drunk..... Normal milk please, and none of the instan...
by tuna
30 Mar 2008, 23:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuning fees in the UK
Replies: 41
Views: 20022

I am based in the Republic of Ireland so all these prices are in euro. In Dublin I know of a tuner who charges €150 and another who charges €130. In rural Ireland the average seems to be around the 100 mark, although I know of someone charging 60, but he's a bit of a John Wayne and once he is at the...
by tuna
30 Mar 2008, 23:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What to do what to do!
Replies: 12
Views: 9517

There used to be a good tuner in the Leicester area called Rupert Taylor, not sure if he's still working in your area.
If the blind tuner can't get to your house, how does he get to anyone elses?
by tuna
20 Mar 2008, 00:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: My Petrof piano
Replies: 4
Views: 5239

What?!
Petrof? Dream?

More of a nightmare i'd say.....
by tuna
08 Mar 2008, 01:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Just a thought....
Replies: 21
Views: 12794

How many of you lot are ex Newark then? I was there '89-'92 Brumtuner! If I was to check your genuine tuner status with Newark, what should I ask John Lord? If 'Brumtuner' attended the college? :lol: Were you there with Ben Nolan and Simon Kelly amongst others? And not forgetting dear Mr Cyril Marri...
by tuna
05 Mar 2008, 00:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U3 soft pedal
Replies: 4
Views: 5300

Yamaha U3 soft pedal

Would any of you informed people know where I could get a replacement left pedal, (half-blow, soft) for a 1977 U3? A school I tune at decided to get their caretakers to move their piano, and somehow they snapped the pedal. The break is on the grey alloy? part, and my expert welder, who boasted befor...
by tuna
02 Mar 2008, 01:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai BS20
Replies: 2
Views: 4295

BS-20 is a tiny bit bigger than a U1, 124cm or 49" in old money, but essentially, it isn't that different to a U1, black and shiny. 8)

Maybe just bigger castors?! :wink:
by tuna
02 Mar 2008, 01:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: THe Kawai Ku-10
Replies: 12
Views: 9552

I think the Kawai KU-10 may be the one being auctioned on ebay by Mark Goodwin Pianos?

It looks clean and has a (rather short) guarantee.

But, IMHO, it would be best to take a trip to see the piano before bidding any big money.
by tuna
25 Feb 2008, 00:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cracking soundboards
Replies: 14
Views: 9407

Indeed, a lady-boy piano tuner!
Can't be too many of those around.... :wink:
by tuna
23 Feb 2008, 20:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 6593

Suitable for many composers such as Beethoven?

True!

He was the deaf one after all!
by tuna
21 Feb 2008, 00:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tempted?
Replies: 9
Views: 6593

Tempted?

Have just found a cracker of a piano on ebay!

Item number 150217323049

.....I can tell you're tempted! :lol:
by tuna
19 Feb 2008, 00:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Welmar gold letters missing
Replies: 4
Views: 4360

You could try www.decalsforpianos.com for good quality transfers. I think the last I bought cost in the region of $18 plus the postage.

Was the Welmar on ebay by any chance?
by tuna
08 Feb 2008, 21:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: begginers question
Replies: 9
Views: 7154

:shock: A blow job with compressed air? I'd call that a touch kinky and possibly a tad risky! :lol:
by tuna
01 Feb 2008, 23:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Too good to be true?
Replies: 3
Views: 4084

Highly unlikely for anything to be seriously broken on a U3 this recent. They are VERY reliable. But, as you would be purchasing this piano privately, and therefore would have no guarantee, why not employ the services of a good local piano tuner/technician, to check out the piano for you? This would...
by tuna
01 Feb 2008, 23:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: On its death bed
Replies: 24
Views: 12636

....or, you could just get a fishtank that has a stand....
by tuna
27 Jan 2008, 23:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: alexander herrmann pianos
Replies: 3
Views: 6844

44587 would suggest around 1980 ?
by tuna
27 Jan 2008, 23:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Disable silent system
Replies: 7
Views: 5404

Hi Claire, If you are in the Irish Republic and are looking at new Seilers, I can tell you the people retailing them new make virtually double the percentage on a Seiler than they do on a Yamaha. This could be why they are pushing the Seiler? It is for the same reason they push people towards Kawai ...
by tuna
24 Nov 2007, 23:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: new action?
Replies: 1
Views: 1843

new action?

Would anybody out there know if it is possible to buy a new action for a 1980's Yamaha C7?

If so, where?

Thanks
by tuna
27 Sep 2007, 21:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester cracks: superficial or not?
Replies: 4
Views: 4798

There's a guy up between Liverpool and Southport who polyesters for less than that. Think it was less than 2k to do a C3 last year.

Was a very good job too.
by tuna
26 Sep 2007, 23:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuners with stetsons
Replies: 6
Views: 5399

There is another tuner, not a million miles from me, who hails from Austria. He tuned a piano quite recently, but when the pianist played it, she was very unhappy with the way the bass had been tuned. She questioned the tuner about this, but he said people often queried the way he tuned the bass, bu...
by tuna
25 Sep 2007, 21:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuners with stetsons
Replies: 6
Views: 5399

Tuners with stetsons

There is a long established Piano Tuner living near me, who I think could be a bit of a cowboy. I have heard that on several occasions, when arriving at a new customers house, he enquires as to who plays the piano, and what standard they are at. If they are a beginner, he often doesn't bother tuning...
by tuna
15 Sep 2007, 00:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano!
Replies: 5
Views: 5166

As to whether the Kawai could be considered good value or not depends on the age, model and condition. If this Kawai is with a dealer in the North, surely it will come with a guarantee? I'm a full time (qualified) piano tuner and technician working in Leinster, I will pm you my mobile no. feel free ...
by tuna
24 Jun 2007, 00:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: carlberg grand piano
Replies: 6
Views: 4338

Carlberg.........Probably the best grand pianos in the world.

hic !
by tuna
12 Jun 2007, 23:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Panzer (but not the tank)
Replies: 2
Views: 2510

Panzer (but not the tank)

Hi, Does anyone know much at all about the Panzer system found in Ernst Kaps uprights? Was it any good or just a gimmicky type of thing? Saw one the other day, serial number 18000 and odd, 1896 according to Pierce's. Somehow, the piano didn't seem that old! Is Pierce's 100% accurate on non USA maker...
by tuna
05 Apr 2007, 21:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: second- hand bass strings anyone?
Replies: 1
Views: 2139

second- hand bass strings anyone?

Ebay item no. 320099233246

Any takers?

They're numbered an' all!

What's next on ebay, second-hand centre pins? I can see it now, 'just need filing to a point at one end before re-using'
by tuna
03 Apr 2007, 23:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 85 keys UNDERDAMPED KAPS vs 88 keys OVERDUMPED BLUTHNER
Replies: 8
Views: 6444

'virdgrits in your butt?!'

Is that a piano tuners injury? :shock:
by tuna
04 Mar 2007, 01:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help! Running out of tuners!
Replies: 27
Views: 13444

Baz, Will get you next time!

Which area do you live in anyway? Might know of a tuner myself you could try next time you are looking to get your piano tuned......
by tuna
03 Mar 2007, 17:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Hammerstein Piano
Replies: 2
Views: 2775

Hammerstein Piano

Hi,

would anyone have any idea where a 'Hammerstein' upright piano would have been made? It has a Langer action if that helps at all and is modern.

Thanks