I worked for for Bosendorfer during the Kimball years. That, in my opinion, was a much less logical combination than Bosendorfer and Yamaha and there were plenty of jokes (Kimball-dorfers, Bosen-balls). But, in fact, Kimball was a wonderful steward for Bosendorfer, probably a better steward of Bosendorfer than of their own brand. I believe that […]
Fixing my piano
Always, (always) close your punching box.
You could also say this is in the “my eyes were bigger than my stomach” category. I got tool obsessed while at the PTG convention in Kansas City and ordered a bunch of stuff from both Schaff and PianoTek. I’ve known the Johnson brothers at Schaff for decades and prefer them, but they don’t have […]
I’ve developed good concert prep kind of skills; regulation, voicing, finding and fixing noise, working under time pressure etc. What I am NOT is a rebuilder. I’ve voiced new hammers from scratch alot, but I really haven’t had much experience installing new hammers. However, considering how many people do it, how hard can it be? […]
Being a piano guy, I have a rather unusual one. A Yamaha CFIIIS 51GX, picked up under special circumstances (completely above board) during the early part of my time at Yamaha. The GX series are experimental and the short lived 51 share a number of very specific technical traits of another company & Sons. It […]