2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.9 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!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Free Trial
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
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

Who's Online Now
41 registered members (Calavera, Chouca, CyberGene, ChrisGoesPiano, Candywoman, David B, BachToTheFuture, AB99, 6 invisible), 243 guests, and 470 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
Hop To
Why do the keys feel sticky/grippy? #2664832 07/29/17 05:10 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 274
D
DeadPoets Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
D
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 274
I've been shopping on Craigslist for used console or spinets.

I'm curious why some of the pianos feel so damn sticky to touch and play. Is that what ivory keys feel like?

Last edited by DeadPoets; 07/29/17 05:15 PM.
Piano & Music Gifts & Accessories (570)
Piano accessories and music gift items, digital piano dolly, music theme party goods
Re: Why do the keys feel sticky/grippy? [Re: DeadPoets] #2664838 07/29/17 05:51 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,073
B
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,073
Consoles and spinets do not have ivory keys, unless you are considering one too old to be considered. They are probably dirty.


Semipro Tech
Re: Why do the keys feel sticky/grippy? [Re: DeadPoets] #2664842 07/29/17 06:00 PM
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,051
Rickster Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,051
Actually, some pianist/players prefer a sticky/grippy key feel. I prefer a grippy/gripy(?) key as apposed to a more slippery key top.

I agree with BDB in that it is probably due to the keys being dirty/gummy.

Rick


Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel
Re: Why do the keys feel sticky/grippy? [Re: DeadPoets] #2664843 07/29/17 06:01 PM
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 274
D
DeadPoets Offline OP
Full Member
OP Offline
Full Member
D
Joined: Oct 2014
Posts: 274
The ones I'm considering are in the 40s to 70's range.

Last edited by DeadPoets; 07/29/17 06:02 PM.
Re: Why do the keys feel sticky/grippy? [Re: DeadPoets] #2664900 07/30/17 02:15 AM
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,087
M
musicpassion Offline
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
M
Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 2,087
Originally Posted by DeadPoets
The ones I'm considering are in the 40s to 70's range.
You're not playing ivory keys, then. Probably they're dirty. All it takes is a few spilled sodas... a few practices with pizza greasy hands... all on some ageing plastic keytops, and bingo - you've got it.


Pianist and Piano Teacher

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Our January 2020 Newsletter Available Online Now...
Free Piano Newsletter
----------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Light vs Heavy Actions
by rintincop - 02/25/20 10:45 PM
6 foot piano to restore
by Emery Wang - 02/25/20 07:53 PM
Older Yamaha U3 Question
by JoeCB - 02/25/20 05:32 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics197,188
Posts2,930,114
Members96,104
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
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 - 2019 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3