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!

SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
Find a Professional
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

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

Advertise on Piano World

What's Hot!!
NAMM 2018
-------------------
Forums With A View!
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Fall 2017
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


Who's Online Now
129 registered members (akc42, agraffe, Alex Hutor, Akaitsuki, 33 invisible), 930 guests, and 4 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#2304936 - 07/21/14 03:22 PM Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?)  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Paul678  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Here is the ad:

http://tucson.craigslist.org/atq/4520845660.html

The owner claims she believes this was made sometime around 1890 or so, and that she cannot find the 3 pedal rods.

She thinks it's about 5' 7". She came down on the price, to $500. I'm hoping to haggle it down more, so I can have a beater grand to experiment on! grin

Will there be a problem finding the right pedal rods?

And how much will they cost, about? Can I buy them used?


Last edited by Paul678; 07/21/14 03:23 PM.
(ad 800)
PTG Journal
PTG Journal
#2305093 - 07/21/14 08:38 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member
David Jenson  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
Strong, Maine
Are you sure of the name? It looks a lot like a Brambach to me. That brand would make it a "beater" for sure.


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----
#2305117 - 07/21/14 09:42 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: David Jenson]  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Paul678  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Originally Posted by David Jenson
Are you sure of the name? It looks a lot like a Brambach to me. That brand would make it a "beater" for sure.


Yeah, either she or I got it wrong.

Anyways, will it be difficult to find replacement
pedal rods?

#2305124 - 07/21/14 09:51 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,477
Ed McMorrow, RPT Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Ed McMorrow, RPT  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,477
Seattle, WA USA
I can make you up a set for about $500?


In a seemingly infinite universe-infinite human creativity is-seemingly possible.
According to NASA, 93% of the earth like planets possible in the known universe have yet to be formed.
Contact: Ed@LightHammerpiano.com
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#2305210 - 07/22/14 04:35 AM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Ed McMorrow, RPT]  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Paul678  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Originally Posted by Ed McMorrow, RPT
I can make you up a set for about $500?


Ok, so since the company appears to be long out of
business, then making a custom set is the only way?

Possible to find replacements on Ebay or something?

#2305244 - 07/22/14 07:08 AM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,518
Chris Leslie Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Chris Leslie  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,518
Canberra, ACT, Australia
Originally Posted by Paul678
Originally Posted by Ed McMorrow, RPT
I can make you up a set for about $500?


Ok, so since the company appears to be long out of
business, then making a custom set is the only way?

Possible to find replacements on Ebay or something?

Trouble is that you might end up with rods from the deluxe model which will be a half inch too long. Then, what do you do?


Chris Leslie ARPT
Piano technician
http://www.chrisleslie.com.au
#2305246 - 07/22/14 07:17 AM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member
David Jenson  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
Strong, Maine
Pssssst! I can make you a set for $499.98 with free shipping. wink


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----
#2305320 - 07/22/14 10:39 AM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,477
Ed McMorrow, RPT Offline
4000 Post Club Member
Ed McMorrow, RPT  Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 4,477
Seattle, WA USA
Isn't it against PW policy to haggle on price here? SHAME ON YOU ALL!!!


In a seemingly infinite universe-infinite human creativity is-seemingly possible.
According to NASA, 93% of the earth like planets possible in the known universe have yet to be formed.
Contact: Ed@LightHammerpiano.com
#2305346 - 07/22/14 11:34 AM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Paul678  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971

#2305588 - 07/22/14 06:44 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member
David Jenson  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,555
Strong, Maine
'Sorry, I have no shame. 'Looks like all us helpful types have been undercut by the supplier Paul found. Drat!

Those brass rods can probably be made to work.


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----
#2305621 - 07/22/14 08:04 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: David Jenson]  
Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Paul678 Offline
500 Post Club Member
Paul678  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 971
Ok, just took a look at this one. It was 4' 10".

Boy, what a piece of ****! I was afraid to touch
it, as one of the three legs was barely attached!

Cracked soundboard, of course, but not as bad as I would expect from the age. Hammer's weren't too bad, so I would guess someone replaced them at some point, but the
dampers were in awful condition. The sustain pedal rod was there, and she found the other two rods in pieces, but they look easy enough to fabricate from stock brass rod. One string was missing, and at least one of the hammer shanks was wired together.

So I would guess it would be a perfect beater piano for a newbie tech like me to fix up. I would have to replace all the dampers, almost for sure, and the hammers could be reshaped. The action was horrible too, with some tri-chord hammers hitting only 1 or 2 strings, and that would be good regulation practice. I would probably have to do some serious cabinetry to get that third leg to attach solidly again, and to repaint the peeling white paint on the back. And of course, it was horrendously out of tune.

Poor lady was asking $750 at first, and lowered her price to
$500.

I didn't have the heart to tell her she'd be lucky to be able to give it away for free.

I might offer her $50, as she was a very nice lady. But it will cost me at least around $70-80 to move this thing.

If she says no, I won't consider it a big loss not to get this P.S.O.P.O.S.

smirk


Last edited by Paul678; 07/22/14 08:09 PM.
#2306044 - 07/23/14 03:19 PM Re: Missing Pedal rods for Bramburg (1890-ish?) [Re: Paul678]  
Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,131
SMHaley Offline
1000 Post Club Member
SMHaley  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2013
Posts: 1,131
Seattle
Originally Posted by Paul678
But it will cost me at least around $70-80 to move this thing.


Wow, that's quite a deal for moving a grand. The cheapest it ever was from me was $200, but that wasn't Uncle Louie with his truck and trailer either.

If the piano is going under your skylight I hoped you got the leak fixed. I hear those Tucson storms can be quite the deluge.



PTG Associate
AIO Regular Member
ASCAP
Pipe Organ Builder
Chief Instrument Technician, Director, Chancel Arts
Church Music Professional
AA Music Arts 2001, BM Organ, Choral 2005


Baldwin F 1960 (146256)
Zuckermann Flemish Single

Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
CLEARANCE SPECIALS!
Save Big In our online store now

In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World)
our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, Digital Piano Dolly, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping* on Jansen Artist Piano Benches, Cocoweb Piano Lamps, Hidrau Hydraulic Piano Benches
(*free shipping within contiguous U.S. only)
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Issue 100
(ad)
SummerKeys
Maine Coast Music Vacation for Adults
(ad)
Pearl River & Ritmuller
Ritmuller Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq 6 Out now
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Piano lessons
by NuggetSC. 02/19/18 03:13 PM
Best Piano Transcription Service Professionals?
by johnbarnesiii. 02/19/18 01:38 PM
resource for listening to notes
by dmcgeown. 02/19/18 07:24 AM
Playing a note from letoff?
by Gombessa. 02/19/18 01:21 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics184,356
Posts2,697,523
Members89,650
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
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 - 2018 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0