Yamaha c109(B1)

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Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by dixie » 10 Jul 2019, 15:31

Hi,
This my first post so 'Hello' everyone. I'm a professional pianist but I'm just coming to the end of the Randy Potter course and I'm starting to do some tuning and repairs. I've come across a problem with a Yamaha C109 sustain pedal bolt which keeps slipping out of the (Teflon?) bracket on the bottom board. I push it back in but it only stays for a few weeks. Anyone come across this problem?

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Re: Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by Barrie Heaton » 10 Jul 2019, 18:42

Well done on coming to the end of your RP course are you based in the UK?

First of all, the Yamaha C109 and the B1 are different pianos the C109 was made in China. The B1 is manufactured in Indonesia.

You may have to get a new part from Yamaha or look to see if there is an airline crack in the bracket and glue it
You can get generic parts from F&N
https://www.fletcher-newman.co.uk/index ... list&c=148

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Re: Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by dixie » 10 Jul 2019, 20:45

Thanks Barrie. I'll look into all those options. Yes I'm in the UK (St. Helens, so probably not too far from your neck of the woods).

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 10 Jul 2019, 21:35

St. Helens is My Home town not lived there since the 70s

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Re: Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by dixie » 10 Jul 2019, 22:08

It's a small world! I've only been here 3 years -originally from Liverpool .

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Re: Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by Barrie Heaton » 11 Jul 2019, 19:46

I believe that the two tuners that wherein SH have now retired. There is not that many in Liverpool as well.

Have you considered becoming a student member of IMIT and the PTA. You then can go to the training conventions also, F&N put them on as well. Open an account with F&N, the last one was hammer hanging with Renner.

2 Groups to join on facebook are Are: all piano tuners are Blind and international piano Tecs

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Re: Yamaha c109(B1)

Post by dixie » 12 Jul 2019, 21:02

Thanks Barrie,
I'm already a student member of PTA. I'll look into the others you mentioned. The training days and conventions sound like just what I'm after.

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