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Piano tuning outside in Cambridge.

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Piano tuning outside in Cambridge.

Jay tuning outside in a back ally in Harvard Square, Cambridge.He keeps it outside which makes it difficult to hold a tuning but it makes for a good story.

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Another fun boasting found on the inside of an old piano . . .

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Another fun boasting found on the inside of an old piano . . .

Boy that Resotonic Scale sounds good!

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Cool Logo. . .

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Cool Logo I always thought this “E” was a cool logo for the Everett Piano company

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Agraffes in the wrong place . . .

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Agraffes in the wrong place . . .

at a piano tuning in Wellesly I noticed this “cupid” model Sohmer grand piano has agraffes at the bridge instead of before the dampers.  As the sound board flattens out the down bearing pressure at the bridge changes.  Now these notes a very “buzzy”.

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Crack on the plate of a grand piano!

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Crack on the plate of a grand piano!

I had to tell my customer in Wellesly about this bad crack on their Sohmer cupid model grand piano. This model also has agraffes on the bridge instead of standard bridge pins.

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Strange find in a piano

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Strange find in a piano

Don’t know if you can make these out but there are strange staples on two out of the three strings per note.  Just about all of the “tri chord” notes on the piano had these.  I remember seeing these at a guild meeting but never tuned a piano with them on.  I have to say …

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Pianos by Jay subject of Documentary (sort of). . .

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A Harvard student chose me as the subject of her ‘intro to documentary making’ class.  The 3 min video looks like the start of a documentary to me.  See if you don’t agree: http://youtu.be/K3iKdHu1_UY  

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I’m going to give this service a try . . .

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<a href=”http://www.thumbtack.com/Pianos-by-Jay-Somerville-MA/service/615278″>Pianos by Jay</a>

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