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This poor piano

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This poor piano

This Yamaha from the 1980’s has had a hard life living in direct sun in a room over looking the ocean. So many cracks in the soundboard you can drive a truck through them. Strings and tuning pins have tons of rust I was afraid strings would pop! The ocean water had turned these brass …

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Hanging new hammers on a long over due piano

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Hanging new hammers on a long over due piano

This customers very well loved piano has been played so long it was over due for new hammers, shanks, and flanges. This should give the old girl a new lease on life. So – out with the old and in with the new. Along with a full boat regulation and tuning will feel and sound …

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Not all techs are equal!

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Not all techs are equal!

Its amazing how some people get away with shotty work. Whoever hung these hammers must have been blind folded.. I can only imagine what this person charged the customer. Clearly not a certified piano technician.If you are not qualified then do not do the job!

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Breathing new life in this old upright piano

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Breathing new life in this old upright piano

Haven’t refurbished a piano in a while. This one has been in the family since new over 100 years ago. Glad sentimental value is alive and well. I’ll give his piano what it needs so this family’s kids can continue to enjoy it. Long over due for some new dampers, bridal straps, hammer filing, and …

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New life in old Wurli

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New life in old Wurli

These old wuli 140 tube amps are so old its amazing they still work at all. I installed this new amp from RetroLinear for a customer. Plays and sounds amazing! Not cheap but but should last another 60 years. Really happy someone is making amps for these old boards.

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You make due with what you have . . .

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You make due with what you have . . .

Working on a customers Wurlitzer 145. Looks like someone really didn’t want the top section to ring out. Looks like they put popsicle sticks on to make dampers. Before the internet – you hade to come up with some creative ideas.

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After a very long wait – The new Rhodes is here!

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After a very long wait – The new Rhodes is here!

After almost 20 years of working on vintage Rhodes pianos I decided to become a dealer for the all new Rhodes Mk 8. It survived the trip from England. I’ve got other work to do but can’t seem to get up from playing it. If you are interested stop on by my shop and play …

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Tuning an old tired piano

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Tuning an old tired piano

This poor old girl. The pins have been driven in all the way and the entire block has been “doped” to death in an effort to hold a tuning. This bridge has more cracks than Humpty Dumpty. Pianos don’t last forever. This ol’girls is begging to be put out of its misery but you can …

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Splicing a broken String

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Splicing a broken String

When done right, splicing a bass string is a better option then replacing it. This way the original string is already stretched and should not go flat like a brand new wire.

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