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Shift Lever Repair - Part II of III

Next step – make a new shift lever out of hardwood with the grain oriented properly.  The current shift lever had the grain parallel to the floor, resulting in shearing at the impact point of the lever on the underside of the key frame (this piece shifts the key frame and hammers slightly to the right when the left pedal is depressed, causing the hammers to only strike 2 out of the three average strings per note and reducing volume accordingly). 171 more words

Piano Repair

Shift Lever Repair - From the Upper East Side to Long Island City and Back - PART I of III

No, I didn’t forget about NYPIANOTUNER, and I definitely didn’t stop being one – I just moved apartments and put a lot on hold.  Many noteworthy events transpired in the interim – it was tough to pick a favorite, but here it is. 685 more words

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