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Where is the best place to buy replacement casters?
#2784106 11/24/18 02:10 PM
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I'm looking at a used piano that is on one of those dolly things for easy moving, but the owner doesn't have the original casters.

Is it possible to buy them somewhere?

It is for a Yamaha C7.

He is willing to proportionately reduce the price, so what is a good price for replacement casters? Thanks.

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Piano90X #2784145 11/24/18 03:57 PM
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You should ask him if he wants to include the dolly, then you won't need castors.


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Check to see if it is not gray market, and then check with Yamaha for the casters. If it is gray market, then talk to your technician about alternatives.


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Originally Posted by Pianolance
You should ask him if he wants to include the dolly, then you won't need castors.


He would.

But I will be using this piano at home, and I don't like the industrial look of the dolly.

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Check to see if it is not gray market, and then check with Yamaha for the casters. If it is gray market, then talk to your technician about alternatives.


How would you know if it is gray market?

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You should ask him if he wants to include the dolly, then you won't need castors.


He would.

But I will be using this piano at home, and I don't like the industrial look of the dolly.

Have him include the dolly and get it moved to your house. Your piano tuner will know how to replace the castors and then you can sell the dolly to offset the cost or maybe your piano tuner would do it as a swap for the dolly.


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So, it appears to have been made in Japan "for the US market."

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