Zorba's "Secret" Piano Page
The new bass string has arrived and has been installed! I thought it might sound
better/different from the others that I brightened, but it doesn't - a good thing!
21 August 2005
Nice new shiny bass string, fourth from the left.
View in the bottom.
11 September 2005
I figured before I could regulate the action for lost motion, I had better
replace the keybed backrail felt as it was deteriorated and it affects the regulation.
Old felt already removed, new felt cut to size. I pray to Goddess
this is the LAST time I remove the entire keyboard for a few years...
Everything cleaned up prior to installation. I wasn't as good as I should have been
in taking pix - dummy me didn't take a pix until after the old felt was removed. Duh!
Felt (and action) installed!
I had noticed earlier that key #18 was missing its bushing...
So a new bushing was fabricated from scrap felt.
A capstan regulation tool (top), and the bass string brightening tool have arrived!
I releveled several keys due to the new backrail felt, tweaked the practice mute a little bit, and installed another fallboard felt on top of the too thin one already there. This latter is still unsatisfactory, I'll have to obtain MUCH thicker felt. The only thing remaining before calling the tuner is to use that handy-dandy new tool to brighten the bass bichords - assuming I don't lose any more strings during that process, it will be time to "call the man".
I also lost the first ever bridle strap - the only surprise here is that I hadn't lost several long before this. I made temporary repairs to it, but will be changing the entire set. I'll do this AFTER pitch raise and tuning - I want to discuss my three different options for correction with the tuner.