Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Ad
Schumann's 4th Finger
Schumann's 4th Finger Enigma Resolved
Who's Online
52 registered (alexcawley, Albunea, Andy001, ando, AdrianR, 13 invisible), 1721 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#138823 - 02/05/07 09:49 PM McPhail
rjmbrewer Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/03/07
Posts: 2
Loc: California
We just bought a McPhail upright serial no. 46221. We understand it was made in 1910. It seems to be in very good condition. It has three foot pedals. I am wondering what the middle pedal is used for?

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#138824 - 02/07/07 10:22 PM Re: McPhail
Tom Tuner Offline
Full Member

Registered: 11/08/06
Posts: 246
Loc: Bainbridge, OH
Well, that depends on the piano. Sometimes the middle pedal does nothing but look nice. Sometimes it duplicates the left (soft, half-blow) pedal. Sometimes it is connected to a piece of muffler felt that drops down between the hammers and the strings (a lot of old uprights that were originally so equipt have lost theirs over the years). And some vertical pianos have an honest-to-goodness sostinuto pedal (you will have to ask your piano teacher what that is, it's a special kind of sustain pedal). Very many American pianos of recent years have a sort of "fake sostinuto" that only raises the bass dampers.
Step on the pedal; if nothing happens don't worry about it, you are probably not missing anything. But ask your technician to take a look at it when you get it tuned.

Tom

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
What's Hot!!
New Forums Location & New Piano World Site
---------------------
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player!
Sweetwater Hiring Keyboard Player
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.

Caster Cups for Pianos


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
1942 Chickering 5ft baby grand
by Dantecomico
04/30/17 03:53 AM
aftertouch or something else?
by PlunkyPlink
04/29/17 08:31 PM
Starting a new trend?
by DonZon
04/29/17 08:07 PM
transfer students with years of old habits
by chueh
04/29/17 07:37 PM
A Waltz Recital - any interest?
by Schubertian
04/29/17 05:40 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
87,549 Registered Members
44 Forums
179,296 Topics
2,620,682 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission