Pin block for pleyel grand

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Pin block for pleyel grand

Post by Gil Yarrington » 30 Nov 2017, 11:49

Hello my name is Gilbert (Gil) Yarrington. First time on the forum. I have been in the trade for 54 years and have on some occasions had to fit new pin blocks to grand pianos. I have a Pleyel 1907 grand that needs a new pin block. The problem is that the pin block is integrated in the side of the piano all the previous ones have just been bolted to the frame. How do I go about this? Is it possible? Would some kind person explain the way to go about this. I await any replies with much gratitude and interest.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 01 Dec 2017, 18:56

Not done a Pleyel pinblok you may get a more detailed response on the Facebook Group international piano technicians by one of the Tuners who have done the Pleyel pinblok it will be the same way as doing a Steinway pinblock

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Re: Pin block for pleyel grand

Post by Gil Yarrington » 07 Dec 2017, 13:43

Thanks BArrie. Will follow your advice. Have a great Christmas. Gilbert (France).

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Re: Pin block for pleyel grand

Post by Phiphi » 27 Dec 2017, 03:23

Erard grands have also integrated pin blocks which are tricky to replace. Philippe Jolly, piano restorer in Paris, has designed a process to replace Erards' pin blocks. If you wish, I can get you in touch with him. He can speak English and is keen to give advice, especially if the distance doesn't make you a dangerous competitor. :mrgreen:

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Re: Pin block for pleyel grand

Post by Gil Yarrington » 28 Dec 2017, 10:56

Hi Phi Phi, many many thanks for your post. Would be over the moon to be put in touch with philipe as I am struggling with this one.
May I at this point wish you a happy new year and much success.it goes to show that although I am nearly 70 I am still learning a lot.best regards Gilbert.

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Re: Pin block for pleyel grand

Post by Phiphi » 05 Jan 2018, 02:44

I sent you a message.

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