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by longbow
06 Jan 2012, 11:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Mothproofing an 1890s Bluthner upright
Replies: 6
Views: 5694

Re: Mothproofing an 1890s Bluthner upright

Heckschers are currently stocking "Red Cedar Wood" Balls as Natural Moth Repellent.
by longbow
23 May 2011, 11:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Grand <£15000 ideas???
Replies: 27
Views: 14581

Re: New Grand <£15000 ideas???

You might concider looking at a Sauter Grand. I believe they are the oldest family owned piano factory in Germany, but might be a little above your budget.
by longbow
18 Jan 2011, 10:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Adjustable piano stool recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 10198

Re: Adjustable piano stool recommendations

You can find the full range of Hidrau stools here (www.heckscherpianostools.co.uk)
by longbow
18 Jan 2011, 10:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Adjustable piano stool recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 10198

Re: Adjustable piano stool recommendations

You could do a lot worse than trying one of the "Hidrau" stools that are distributed in the UK by Heckscher & co. They are a quality stool made in Spain.
by longbow
29 Jul 2010, 07:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Veneer press for fallboard???
Replies: 19
Views: 8466

Re: Veneer press for fallboard???

If you have a word with Graham @ Heckschers he will usually give you a one on one polyester repair course FOC if you can drag yourself down to London! May cost if he has to travel to you though.
by longbow
29 May 2009, 07:56
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Should traders be allowed to use an alias?
Replies: 14
Views: 9886

Re: A-Frame for school C3

Hi Cris, Longbow here. You sound like the townie who moved to the country then complained that the animals made to much noise. If you don't like the set up here ...........!
by longbow
19 May 2009, 16:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A-Frame for school C3
Replies: 9
Views: 5870

Re: A-Frame for school C3

You could ask Heckshers, the're usually very helpfull. To find them, go to piano parts in the left hand column on this page then click on supply houses to find them.
by longbow
11 May 2009, 08:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Specialist Shop for Tuning and Maintenance - UK
Replies: 1
Views: 1893

Re: Specialist Shop for Tuning and Maintenance - UK

You can probably get them from Heckschers or Fletchers. You can find them by clicking on "Piano Parts" in the left hand column and then select "Supply Houses".
by longbow
26 Jan 2009, 13:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Doing it Continental
Replies: 6
Views: 3852

Re: Doing it Continental

Graham at Heckschers (trained by Konig in Germany) will usually do a basic polyester repair course one to one F.O.C. on the basis that you are an existing customer of theirs & will be buying your materials from them. For others there might be a small charge.
by longbow
22 Dec 2008, 14:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Essex grand
Replies: 11
Views: 7098

Could have been worse. It might have been called a "Wiltshire" or a "Sussex"!
by longbow
19 Nov 2008, 11:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano String Material
Replies: 18
Views: 9445

Piano wire size range.

Go to <www.pianowire.co.uk> for a comprehensive list of piano wire sizes in all formats.
by longbow
27 Aug 2008, 08:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Scuff marks
Replies: 22
Views: 10089

To find Heckschers

To find Heckschers, use the quick links on the left of this page. Click on Piano parts then Piano supply houses.
by longbow
26 Aug 2008, 15:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Scuff marks
Replies: 22
Views: 10089

Scuff Marks

If you want to do the job properly ask the guys at Heckschers. They will tell you exactly what to do and tell you what the correct materials for the job are.
by longbow
08 Jul 2008, 08:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Replacing Damper Springs
Replies: 8
Views: 5032

What gauge where!

An "average" set of graded Damper springs contain 30 Bass, 26 Middle & 16 Treble.
by longbow
04 Jul 2008, 10:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Books about pianos
Replies: 2
Views: 2785

New Books to read

There is a relatively new book out that is a rival to "Reblitz" titled "Upright & Grand Piano Repair" by Carl-Johan Forss. Not a very imaginative title but worth a read. Heckschers stock it.
by longbow
04 Jul 2008, 10:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuning - Different Sizes of Keys??
Replies: 9
Views: 6426

Differing Pin Sizes!

If, after reading the replies so far, you still want to go ahead and try and tune your own piano, then you could do worse than go to Heckscher & co in Camden Town for a tuning lever to fit your pins. They are usually very helpfull.
by longbow
10 Mar 2008, 15:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Just a thought....
Replies: 21
Views: 9976

Open or Closed

On balance I would prefer open forums, but allowing the general public to see what some Tuner/Technicians get up to in this trade, perhaps they should be closed. In the last few weeks we have seen the following being advocated. Ear wax & sweat. Home made wrest plank restorer applied from a genuine p...
by longbow
03 Mar 2008, 08:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Electronic Tuning Aids
Replies: 6
Views: 4597

Electronic tuning aids on the cheap.

I think the old addage "You get what you pay for" applies here. What you do not get with copies is the set up knowledge or the back up service when something goes wrong or you do not understand how to do this or that ! How many tunings would it take to pay for the real thing ?
by longbow
16 Oct 2007, 11:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clearning Ivory piano keys - need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 4331

For the general cleaning of all keys you could use Key Brite from the Cory-Care range distributed by Heckschers.
by longbow
30 Aug 2007, 10:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Eavestaff pianos
Replies: 1
Views: 2106

New Eavestaff pianos

Can anybody tell me who brings new "Eavestaff" pianos into this country?
by longbow
30 Jul 2007, 14:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Looking for piano key
Replies: 7
Views: 4860

Hi Sharonv11
If you bring the lock to Heckschers for us to look at or you know which key you want, a few pennies in the charity box will get you a new key. Y ou can find their details on this site.
by longbow
15 Jun 2007, 09:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Nice Shelf !
Replies: 2
Views: 2568

Nice Shelf !

Have a look at <www.pianodesk.com> IKEA eat your heart out.
I've always thought that the Imperial would make a great work bench!
by longbow
03 Apr 2007, 10:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: PARIS HILTON HOME MOVIES
Replies: 9
Views: 6801

Paris Hilton

Have you ever tried to Google "Naked Piano" ?
by longbow
15 Jan 2007, 16:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polyester Repair Courses for Pianos
Replies: 2
Views: 2716

Polyester Repair Courses

Hi Barrie, you might like to know that Heckscher & Co also run Polyester repair courses & have done for over 15 years. They will sometimes even arrange a one to one basic course at your own premises with a Konig trained technician!
by longbow
24 Jul 2006, 12:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Asbestos in Hydroceel unit?
Replies: 26
Views: 19242

Asbestos and Hydroceel units

Just a thought. Prompted by Barrie's last post. Was it a real Hydroceel unit found in the garage or one of the copies that used to be sold as genuine Hydroceel units ?
by longbow
25 May 2006, 14:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pianos in strange places!
Replies: 8
Views: 5444

Pianos in strange places!

Last week the remains of an old pedal organ were uncovered near the summit of Ben Nevis. Evidentally it should have been a piano but because of the weight the piano only made it about half way up. Both of these feats were carried out in the seventies carried on the back of a Scottish strong man rais...
by longbow
04 May 2006, 14:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: UK v Poland for restoration work
Replies: 6
Views: 6341

UK v Poland for restoration work

Does anyone out there have any views on the ammount of pianos that are currently being sent to Poland for restoration. Surely there are technicians here in the UK crying out for the work. Or are there?
by longbow
04 May 2006, 08:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Adjustable stool
Replies: 10
Views: 6579

Adjustable Stool

The "New York" stool in the Hidrau range of piano stools from Heckschers fits all of your requirements.
sales@heckscher.co.uk for details.