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small piano tuning pins #1812222
12/25/11 02:52 PM
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Hi All,

My issue is this, I have a Legnica piano from the 60s
I wanted to do some tuning lessons on it
I recently purchased """professional"""(Yeah right) tuning kit from a company - NewOctave Global
got two tips of the three they should have supplied(told me it's my problem in many words - I paid more than $$100$$ for this rudeness)
one #1 and the other nothing written on it, guess it's a #2

anywayyyy
both of them can't grip the tuning pins
I can't move the tuning pins at all !

Will be glad to hear from you with suggestions

Sam




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Re: small piano tuning pins [Re: BrotherSam] #1812258
12/25/11 04:11 PM
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Well Sam,

Nothing wrong with the tools; perhaps a mistake in the shipment and the third tip was not included. If the product is advertised as sold with three tips then you should not have much of a problem.

The problem you have at the moment is none of the tips will fit your tuning pins. Most likely the missing tip is a #3.

Reads like you need a tip for 0/0 pins or smaller. Legnica (former E. Seiler) is still operating in Poland now I believe.


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Re: small piano tuning pins [Re: BrotherSam] #1812334
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Ed Seiler was founded in 1849 in Liegnitz, a city now in Poland. I don't think there was ever a connection to the Legnica brand which is from the same city but was founded after the Seilers moved to the west 1945.

Sam, it sounds like both tips of your "Professional" (not) tuning hammer are too large for the extra small pins on the Legnica.

Learning to tune is very difficult as it is. Why make it needlessly hard on yourself? I suggest you get a) a different piano (you will run into a lot of grief with this one) and b) different tools (ditto).

Re: small piano tuning pins [Re: Supply] #1812341
12/25/11 07:35 PM
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Hi
1. Thanks for your great answers
2. Where do I find the correct tools for small tuning pins ?
- What should I ask for ?

Thanks again
Sam

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Re: small piano tuning pins [Re: BrotherSam] #1812579
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At this point I would measure the existing tuning pin with a pair of outside calipers and then look for a tip that will fit that size.
There doesn't seem to be any problem with the tuning hammer,it is the fittings that don't work.

Instead of asking for the third tip from Octave maybe they could ship you the small one( if they have one in stock..)


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