- Colin Nicholson
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- Location: Morpeth, Northumberland
Gill the Piano wrote:I think discretion is the best part of valour. There is an excellent local(ish) technician who has forgotten far more about pianos than I shall ever know...if the client is that worried, I may recommend his services.
Ron Bird (IMIT PTA) is very good at restringing and is happy to do it on site anywhere in the UK
if the plank will take it, then it should be reamed out first. However, that will mean putting oversized pins in and that can be just as big a pain for stable tuning than clicky pins Myself I would say a new plank is they way to go. as to moving the piano that no biggy for the likes of Piano Logistics who have cranes built in the trucks.
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BTW I had this post and the owner's bank balance in mind:Withindale wrote:Would it worth trying CA/Superglue treatment on one or two pins to see if that might do the trick (even if Pin-Tite or something has already been used)?
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthre ... ost2356168.
It's not the restring in situ that I was thinking of, more the lifting out of the frame and insertion of the new plank.
Thanks for the link - I shall have a look!
Fully recommended,material of the exact texture and lubricity.
Mr Papps has formulated the plastic of his wedge boxes very specifically.
It will allow of a small groove when first used but the groove does not wear and ensures the new tool does not digress from it's proper course onto a lateral path that could could cause curses and scratches on the soundboard and result in a dreadful zeugma.
So, Gill the Piano and I take the string above where it should be then rub the string with the aforementioned artifact and it will gradually go into tune saving much time and Prozac