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by Brumtuner
18 Oct 2008, 10:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: HELP
Replies: 3
Views: 3608

It sounds like yet another mass-produced bread & butter piano with the dealer's name on the fall. Value wise, it's worth about the same as a used car.
by Brumtuner
13 Oct 2008, 09:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Get Your Copy of 'Piano and Keyboard' in The Guardian
Replies: 31
Views: 13565

Pigeons?
by Brumtuner
05 Oct 2008, 08:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've had my piano tuned !
Replies: 23
Views: 14781

Oh, awlright, I'll have a go then.

Pm me when the footings are down.
by Brumtuner
03 Oct 2008, 12:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've had my piano tuned !
Replies: 23
Views: 14781

"As long as the piano was in tune, it couldn't get better, right? "

Right.

Apart from the hammer felts 'settling in' which will brighten the tone, your piano is now deteriorating again.
by Brumtuner
02 Oct 2008, 09:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help needed buying a piano
Replies: 10
Views: 7756

You interested in a nice walnut Art-deco Bentley Bungalow- 500quid?

A smallish upt (about the size of a digital), complete with matching stool. Photos available, pm me.

It's at CV7 postcode.
by Brumtuner
26 Sep 2008, 19:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: bushing felt needs re-doing
Replies: 8
Views: 6867

"Is there someone I can send these to to get done and how much would it cost roughly "

I'll do both rows for ₤240 as long as you cover the postage to/from B'ham.
by Brumtuner
14 Sep 2008, 19:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kaps restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 11682

"Brumtuner, my comment was general, it wasn't meant for you"

drg, chill man, I know. :wink:
by Brumtuner
14 Sep 2008, 13:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kaps restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 11682

"you might possibly get more informative responses."


Well I admit I don't know that much about pianos, I've only been tuning 30 years but it'll come, it'll come.
by Brumtuner
14 Sep 2008, 13:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kaps restoration
Replies: 14
Views: 11682

If you retain the original strings and hammers, then it should sound as it does now. I've come across plenty of pianos that have been restored by a certain 'reputable dealer' (now out of business, thankfully) which have sounded almost like harpsichords due to the hardness of the hammer felt used, I ...
by Brumtuner
13 Sep 2008, 10:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Action adjustment
Replies: 7
Views: 5676

My money's on dampers lifting too early and spring tension too strong.
by Brumtuner
11 Sep 2008, 07:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: PAINT
Replies: 4
Views: 4535

White should be ok.
by Brumtuner
05 Sep 2008, 15:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuner's Disappointment of the week...
Replies: 19
Views: 12555

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middle_C


Apology accepted in advance. :wink:
by Brumtuner
05 Sep 2008, 08:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuner's Disappointment of the week...
Replies: 19
Views: 12555

Blimey, if middle C was 440Hz, it was well sharp!
by Brumtuner
04 Sep 2008, 10:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Balance pins etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 4140

Phone Heckscher's.

They'll have everything you need.
by Brumtuner
09 Aug 2008, 19:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: best upright pianos in the world
Replies: 19
Views: 21054

I've only been tuning Steinways et al for 30 odd years so I can't really comment - except for the fact that I think Steinways are somewhat overrated.
by Brumtuner
08 Aug 2008, 16:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Tuners Beware
Replies: 4
Views: 4883

'teeth'


....like there's an alternative!
by Brumtuner
04 Aug 2008, 21:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: climate
Replies: 13
Views: 10517

....and on which planet is it located?
by Brumtuner
04 Aug 2008, 14:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: climate
Replies: 13
Views: 10517

The answer to your original question is 'yes' and 'no'.


I'm profoundly sorry if I struck a raw nerve, you know, for daring to think that your name could possibly match that character.

Was it the tacky pearls?
by Brumtuner
04 Aug 2008, 07:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: climate
Replies: 13
Views: 10517

Why do I think of this character when I see the above name?
by Brumtuner
30 Jul 2008, 14:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: PIANO BASS
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

"you can not change a pianos design, nor can you change the physics of piano wire. If you can find a way, you would be very rich."


I have a disc cutter and a recent bank statement that could prove you wrong on all three counts.
by Brumtuner
30 Jul 2008, 07:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: PIANO BASS
Replies: 3
Views: 3659

"can the 48-49" uprights bass sound be revoiced to sound similar to the bass sound of the much taller uprights?" It's a question I tire of from my customers with 48-49" pianos so I always play my pre-recorded reply kept on my moby which says: "Sorry, I refuse to answer futile, pointless questions."
by Brumtuner
26 Jul 2008, 10:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: digatal vs real
Replies: 6
Views: 5145

Yup, acoustic pianos hate not being taken seriously so definitely a 'real piano'.
by Brumtuner
22 Jul 2008, 19:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Eavestaff Mini-piano: How good are they?
Replies: 24
Views: 23859

I've tuned pianos where the pins are at the back, they're a doddle compared to the ones which have the wrestpins protruding beneath the sustaining pedal spring.
by Brumtuner
22 Jul 2008, 01:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ebay menace...again!
Replies: 23
Views: 13448

That's the attraction.
by Brumtuner
21 Jul 2008, 20:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ebay menace...again!
Replies: 23
Views: 13448

Coke does it for me. :wink:
by Brumtuner
17 Jul 2008, 21:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Dull bass strings, can i clean them?? please comment!!
Replies: 6
Views: 7342

Naaaaahhhh, just unhook each tubby string from hitch pin, tie a single loop, run the loop up and down using lever or summink to release the crud, re-attach to hitch pin, retune, sorted.
by Brumtuner
15 Jul 2008, 20:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What's my piano worth?
Replies: 2
Views: 3985

I reckon your piano is worth whatever you sell the sconces for on eBay, say, about 20 quid.
by Brumtuner
12 Jul 2008, 18:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: RNCB tuning dep to be closed
Replies: 26
Views: 15192

They all became referees.
by Brumtuner
09 Jul 2008, 15:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How much does it cost to get a piano tuned?
Replies: 10
Views: 8211

....assuming he's local.
by Brumtuner
08 Jul 2008, 18:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

I'm sure that if a Bechstein grand can still sound dandy with whacking great chasms in the soundboard not to mention the trademark cracked frame, then the vibrations from a string aren't going to get too fussed about the kind of varnish used on the soundboard.
by Brumtuner
08 Jul 2008, 12:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

"Brumtuner...are you for REAL?"


Welllllll, ask a silly question. :wink:
by Brumtuner
08 Jul 2008, 07:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

A few years ago I did an experiment with varnishing a soundboard and had some interesting results. Treated with gloss finish polyurethane varnish from Ronseal, the piano sounded completely different to when treated with Johnstones yacht varnish. When treated with Blakes Dura-Gloss varnish, there was...
by Brumtuner
07 Jul 2008, 10:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: varnish
Replies: 11
Views: 8758

CECIL, are you for real?
by Brumtuner
04 Jul 2008, 14:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Stringing Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 2558

Phil Taylor seems to be 'the man' in England.


http://www.pianos4me.co.uk/.
by Brumtuner
04 Jul 2008, 12:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano Tuning - Different Sizes of Keys??
Replies: 9
Views: 7959

My advice is have a go.




I often do.
by Brumtuner
30 Jun 2008, 09:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Thirst for knowledge
Replies: 11
Views: 8092

"I really want to improve my knowledge of all this flange bushing agraffe duplex shank roller blah blah "


You sound like you've got it sussed already, old son.
by Brumtuner
27 Jun 2008, 07:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of replacing strings?
Replies: 10
Views: 6815

vernon wrote:All PIANOS NEED RESTRINGING? HUmpph Hummph
Please explain.That is greatest trauma any piano can suffer

Surely an unconsidered and exaggerated observation



Indubitably, well spotted.
by Brumtuner
26 Jun 2008, 19:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of replacing strings?
Replies: 10
Views: 6815

All pianos need restringing, ok.
by Brumtuner
26 Jun 2008, 17:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of replacing strings?
Replies: 10
Views: 6815

It'd cost you 1200 beer vouchers + transport costs to Brum & back if you used me.

Deutsch strings und Jeponese lestpins used, of course.
by Brumtuner
18 Jun 2008, 17:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: FRAMES, VASES
Replies: 7
Views: 6209

This is a wind-up!!!!


Mace should be used, not nutmeg, jeeeez.
by Brumtuner
09 Jun 2008, 13:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: They say there are no stupid questions.
Replies: 10
Views: 8602

This 'hardwood flooring', is it balsa?
by Brumtuner
01 Jun 2008, 08:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: taking a piano apart
Replies: 3
Views: 4053

Unless it has a 'silent system' and sounds like a Kawaimaha XL5, the only advice you'll get on this forum is to use a sledge hammer.


I'd advise using a disc cutter, personally.
by Brumtuner
30 May 2008, 20:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What temperament do you tune your piano to and why?....
Replies: 13
Views: 8445

"What temperament do you tune your piano to and why?"




I don't have a piano because I can't play one.

I just tune, repair and renovate the damn things.
by Brumtuner
29 May 2008, 16:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What temperament do you tune your piano to and why?....
Replies: 13
Views: 8445

'nice cat' = oxymoron.
by Brumtuner
29 May 2008, 07:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: AF1 JordanXX3 Fusion shoes hot sales~Never Miss!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 4745

Interesting, but can these Prada watches be switched to silent mode and have the Rolex handbags been regulated with a Cyber-Spanner?
by Brumtuner
27 May 2008, 19:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Hardwood
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

Hardwood

I seem to recall an earlier thread where someone wanted to be able to identify woodgrains. As I'm restoring a wooden boat, I stumbled on this site whilst surfing.

There's a PDF link here that might be of interest.

That's it, really.
by Brumtuner
29 Apr 2008, 08:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Gold letters for Knight piano.
Replies: 5
Views: 4744

Most signwriting/graphics shops should be able to bang something out that's a close match (font-wise) in gold vinyl for a few quid.
by Brumtuner
22 Apr 2008, 09:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: replacing damper felts
Replies: 8
Views: 6314

The one which causes the divided damper felts to communicate with each other regarding shutting those frisky treble harmonics and then to basically whack themselves against the strings - 'you get that harmonic and I'll get this one, then you can get the following one by juddering off the first one a...
by Brumtuner
21 Apr 2008, 08:56
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: replacing damper felts
Replies: 8
Views: 6314

"its a bit like ABS Brakes on then off then on is more effective" So, scuse my ignorance but what does the way a.b.s. brakes work have to do with the treble damper felts being in 2 parts? Are you suggesting that the 2 parts vibrate in sympathy with each other thereby causing a shuddering (a.b.s.sty...
by Brumtuner
14 Apr 2008, 16:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clicky notes
Replies: 8
Views: 6441

Clicky note = loose hammer head, loose flange screw, loose balance hammer, loose action rail screw, loose standard screw, loose lever, loose damper head or flange, missing notch cushion felt.

...or a mouse with a clicker thing.