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What could cause a buzz? #2743278
06/09/18 06:50 PM
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I looked at a Lipp piano made in Stuttgart, Germany in 1912. The piano actually looked very nice other than having 100 years worth of dust in it. It played reasonably well and still sounded nice and resonate. What was happening though was a terrible buzz, not quite metallic, not a sympothetic vibration, although that's what it sounded most like, except it was on every single note. What do you think this could be? The bridges looked okay. I pulled he action but couldn't find anything there. I thought it might be a loose rib but I couldn't crawl under the piano to look. What are your thoughts?


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Re: What could cause a buzz? [Re: Pianolance] #2743281
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It could be a cracked soundboard, the soundboard coming unglued somewhere on the perimeter, or even something fell between the soundboard and the plate.

There are other possibilities as well.

Have your tuner inspect the piano before purchasing.


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Re: What could cause a buzz? [Re: daniokeeper] #2743292
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Originally Posted by daniokeeper
It could be a cracked soundboard, the soundboard coming unglued somewhere on the perimeter, or even something fell between the soundboard and the plate.

There are other possibilities as well.

Have your tuner inspect the piano before purchasing.


In my case it was dampener bits touching the sostenuto bar. That's probably not the correct lingo. smile

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