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#2691069 11/21/17 03:16 PM
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I have lost my Fujan tuning lever after having tuned for a concert. Is there anyone who like to sell one that is not in use anymore? Don’t ask me how that happened 😉

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Toni Goldener #2691082 11/21/17 04:33 PM
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Oh Toni, I am so sorry to hear about this. That's a big loss!

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Wow I’m really sorry to hear that...I would be so sad if I lost mine

So

how did it happen? (JOKES OK,JOKES)


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Good question! I think it was that annoying squeak in the soft pedal. After having finished the tuning and a bit of voicing and hammer mating, I can’t remember what I did with the hammer.
I went there again yesterday, but it has “disappeared”, 😓

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In hindsight, I wonder if either end of the tube can be removed so that contact information such as a business card could be stored inside.

Condolences, Toni. I hope you're reunited after all.


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Toni Goldener #2691234 11/22/17 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Toni Goldener
I have lost my Fujan tuning lever after having tuned for a concert. Is there anyone who like to sell one that is not in use anymore? Don’t ask me how that happened 😉

Thanks very much
Toni

HI Toni,

I'm very sorry to hear that news. In case you are contemplating a new replacement you might find this link useful. It is where I recently bought my Schaffe carbon lever.

B&K Baumgaertel, Germany

German:
https://www.pianoteile-baumgaertel....mp;ecskey=atgmvm461q8l5gp6fb&lang=de

English:
https://www.pianoteile-baumgaertel.de/elemente/mediacenter/WUTRF35T59XITZYGZSY4CYXE2/en_14.pdf

Ian

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Toni Goldener #2691471 11/23/17 10:21 AM
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Toni,

Of course you have inquired thoroughly with all staff at the venue, right?

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All staff, as Peter says -- including the office staff --??


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Toni Goldener #2691530 11/23/17 03:14 PM
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Cleaning staff are a good bet. One showed me a tool he found. I rewarded him and returned the tool to a colleague. Because of the reward, they still come to me first with bits they find.

If you had the piano apart, did you check inside the piano?. A lightweight tool like that can lay on top of the balance rail pins or elsewhere and only be noticed by the most attentive player.


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Hi Peter
Yes, I have talked to them. I even asked visitors of gthe concert I know they were there. Nothing!

But as I read your post, rXd, the last action I did with the hammer came to my mind!! I bedded the key frame! I looked inside the piano, but on the keys I never put something, because I once broke a hammer because my voicing tool pushed down the key and, poing!! a broken shank. But it’s possible that the hammer is still on the glide bolt!! I have to check this as soon as possible.

Thanks for all your help, folks!! You are great

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That reminds me of the time after a tuning when I could not see my lever in my tool kit back at the car. I went back inside and asked humbly to look inside the piano. My Fujan was still attached to the last tuning pin that I tuned.

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Good luck Toni, keep us updated!


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The “lost son” went home again! It really was in the piano (Steingraeber C-212) for about a four hour rehearsal and the 90 minutes concert as shown in the picture ! Nobody was disturbed, unbelievable. Obviously the hammer didn’t produce any clicking or so.
I am happy to have it again 😅. But there is a little doubt about myself...

You can still see some traces of chalk I made for mating. That was in the middle of the keyboard. Even more astonishing.


Thanks again for all your words!

[img]http://app.box.com/s/glutsdxwonxim4m3mnj5xpieyfjoy6fz[/img]

PS how can I directly see the picture in the post?

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A Steingraeber 212! Now nice! A worthy piano to lose a Fujan lever in. I've never tuned a Steingraeber; not many around here.

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Amanda,

You rock! You hit it right on target!

Toni,

I'll bet your stress level is seriously back to normal now. I'm sure the rush to get everything back together, plus poor lighting in the action cavity contributed to the goof up. Glad it turned out so well.

Pwg


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Originally Posted by Toni Goldener
The “lost son” went home again! It really was in the piano (Steingraeber C-212) for about a four hour rehearsal and the 90 minutes concert as shown in the picture ! Nobody was disturbed, unbelievable. Obviously the hammer didn’t produce any clicking or so.
I am happy to have it again 😅. But there is a little doubt about myself...

You can still see some traces of chalk I made for mating. That was in the middle of the keyboard. Even more astonishing.


Thanks again for all your words!

[img]http://app.box.com/s/glutsdxwonxim4m3mnj5xpieyfjoy6fz[/img]

PS how can I directly see the picture in the post?

Unfortunately, it is not easy to put a picture in your post. It is a multi-step process that can be learned, and, like piano tuning, after about a hundred times, it gets faster.

1) Go to the ‘Piano Photo Gallery’ and start a ‘New Image Gallery’.
2) Put in a Title and a Description. I usually use just the same one word or letter to speed things up.
3) Near the bottom of the post click on ‘Image Manager.
4) Click on ‘Select a file to attach’ and upload the image using one of the options presented. Leave the ‘File Caption’ blank.
5) Click ‘Done’.
6) Click ‘Post New Thread’.
7) Click on the image and open it in a new window.
8) Click on the URL addresss line and copy the whole address. It will always look something like “http://forum.pianoworld.com//gallery/42/full/9062.jpg”. I believe the only change will be the image number - 9062.
9) Now you can start a reply post in any Forum using the Full Editor.
10) Click on the Image Icon and paste (delete the ‘http:// already there) the copied URL in the address box.
11) Once you have set up the ‘New Image Gallery’, just click on ‘edit’ to add new images. The ‘edit’ function is always available. It never times out.

You are done. This is how I do it in Safari on the iPad. The procedure may vary on other platforms.

If anyone knows a faster way, please teach me.

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😂😂😂 this had me laughing so much - that is totally what I would do! Incredible it didn’t make a noise. I don’t know what I’d do without my Fujan, you must be so relieved.

Doug

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I had to tune a week with my “old” tuning lever which I am carrying always with me, because there is a Swiss upright where you can’t reach the c8 pin of the right string with the Fujan. Only for one string, and only from time to time. But this string has to be tuned, too.

Yes, I am really relaxed having my Fujan again. It is a night and day difference between the two levers. I often use the very short version and the feedback from the pin and string is simply great. I went to the venue again this afternoon, couldn’t wait any longer for it! Tomorrow is another concert tuning, thanks god my Fujan is with me.

Thanks prout for the instructions, you are right: not really comfortable.

The chief of the venue told me again that the pianist, really played from 12am till 6.30 pm only with a short break to let the audience in. She is very well known and probably rehearsed so much because it felt somewhat strange in the middle of the keyboard. I can’t imagine that this lever didn’t disturb somehow.


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