Zorba's "Secret" Piano Page
All these pictures are taken with a "Jam C@m 2" digital camera - an absolute rock bottom device - it doesn't even have a flash! It only takes VGA res pictures, but does an OK job if the lighting is very good. Photoshop Elements 3 can really clean up the output of this camera when the lighting isn't so great...
Here are a few more shots of what has happened in the last couple of days...
3 July 2005
Another close up of the bass hammers...
And the treble. Amazing what a little compressed air will do - the hammers are now
a yellowish white, instead of the sickly grey they were before I blew them all off.
A key having its ivory reglued...
Not exactly a glam shot, is it? Its Zorba filing old glue off a key lever prior to regluing the ivory!
It turns out that its best NOT to use the clamps, the ivory slides around too much.
Better to use the clamp to squeeze out the excess white RTV, then set the keys aside.
Ninth one from the right. This was the key that reportedly "never" fired. The jack bracket
came unglued from the whippen. I actually removed the entire assembly to reglue it. It now
works as good as the day it was new! Now I just have one floppy hammer in the bass to fix.
New bench - $50 on Craig's List. Actually a very dark red with brown upholstery. I'd still
like to fix up the original bench if possible.