Piano Fallboard Lock

Pianos in schools and other institutions can be protected with a fallboard lock…. And yes I sell and install these.

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Piano Bench Repair

I also repair piano benches and case work on pianos. This Steinway bench had come unglued and was about to collapse.

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Cleaning Ivory Keys on Baldwin 9

Below are some photos of the ivory keys on the Baldwin 9 from the other day, before and after cleaning.

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Baldwin 9 Footer – Action Work

Doing a 1/2 day of action work on the 1949 Baldwin 9 Footer in the chorus room at Easton HS in Easton, MD. Filed the hammers, reset the hammer line, realigned numerous hammers, vacuumed all the dust and crud out, repinned few hammers as well as some other minor stuff.

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Piano Fire Hazard

This is definitely a fire hazard. The metal bar you see is a dehumidifier tied to the wood rail with cotton twine. The dehumidifier was plugged in and very hot to the touch. To compound the problem, there was not controller on the dehumidifier so it was running hot 24/7/365. Needless to say I convinced the client to unplug the dehumidifier.

Below is what a correct system should look like with a Humidistat controller(and yes, I install these)

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Grand Piano Rental @ Pemberton Equestrian Center

Rented my Baldwin Model L Grand Piano for a wedding at The Pemberton Equestrian Center. Wilbur the pig was a big help!

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Voicing Steinway Grand

This late 1800’s 85-Note Steinway had been rebuilt about 30 years ago. The hammers had gotten hard, causing the tone in the middle and upper areas to be very strident and harsh. I was able to ‘voice” the piano by needling the hammers, softening the tone.Bethesda Grand

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