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ASB Piano Service

Adam Schulte-Bukowinski, Registered Piano Technician

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. -Victor Hugo



Adventures in the Field, 1st entry

Posted by Adam Schulte-Bukowinski on January 16, 2013 at 2:00 PM

More often than not, when I visit a piano out in the field, at least one technician (if not more) has serviced the piano before me.  Most of the time the technician's work is transparent, in that any repairs that were done were carried out proficiently, so that there's no outward sign (save for the occasional shiny new string or part) that a repair was needed.  

Sometimes, though, the work is not so transparently done.  

Where the two flanges meet in 48-51, you'll see metal pins sticking out the sides.  Here's another view:

The pins should be cut flush to the side of the flange.  As I found it, they were sticking out far enough to be rubbing up against the neighboring pins, introducing extra friction into an action that was already plagued with it.  A quick fix, thankfully, but it did leave me scratching my head at the oversight.

Categories: Field work