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.
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)
Rented my Baldwin Model L Grand Piano for a wedding at The Pemberton Equestrian Center. Wilbur the pig was a big help!
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.
Finally got the dollies hung in the trailer…no more stepping on and over them.
Tuning the Knabe Grand for the Chincoteague Island Arts Organization for their concert this weekend. A bit dark, glad I bring my own light…:)
Story & Clark player grand had some moisture damage last winter. Pianos been in storage while house was fixed. Making sure everything is working properly.
Baldwin Model L Rental Grand at the Eastern Shore Yacht & Country Club for a fundraiser for the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa, VA. (I left the carpet squares under the castor cups so the performer could easily move the piano if he desired…which he did)
Ivers & Pond upright action in the shop that needs some brass rail flanges, bridle straps, and some damper work done for a client in Berlin, MD.