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where to buy action parts #2555187
07/08/16 11:58 AM
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I'm looking at building a custom action, and possibly (eventually) a custom instrument from scratch.

I looked at WNG and like the idea of composite materials, but they told me they can only sell to pro technicians (PTG registered, I guess). My subsequent request for a tech recommendation in my area was ignored.

Is there a tech near 79360, or perhaps an online store that does sell to the average tinkerer? TIA


Current gear: Roland DP603, Roland FP-30, Pianoteq 5, LSR308 monitors
Previous gear: Yamaha CVP203 > Roland RD700SX
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Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2555206
07/08/16 01:00 PM
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You probably want to repost this in the Digital Piano forum, and use the ordinary topics area, not the Frequently Asked Questions, which are looked at less often (go figure) --
But perhaps I'm totally off base and, despite your owning digital pianos, you want to build a traditional wood-and-metal piano from scratch -- in which case, welcome to the TunerTech forum!

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Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2555292
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I do currently own a DP, however I'm not blown away by the keybed. I find that I don't really have the motivation to play or practice when it doesn't respond as a real piano does, especially now as I'm trying to hone my skills/technique.

I am looking to build 1) an experimental acoustic piano from scratch, and 2) a true grand action with concert grand length keys and actual hammers, etc... which would be coupled to an optical sensor rail for standard MIDI output to play a software pianos like Pianoteq.

I did find a few techs about 60-70 miles from me via PTG. Living in a smaller town I'm used to having to travel an hour+ for most things. I sent an email to the nearest one, I'm hoping he can help me with action parts. While I want to eventually experiment with making the action as well, for the time being I'm interested in getting my hands on standard parts.

I like to build things. Given the option of spending $10k on a piano, or the same amount into parts and tools to make it myself, I would choose the latter simply for the experience and satisfaction.


Current gear: Roland DP603, Roland FP-30, Pianoteq 5, LSR308 monitors
Previous gear: Yamaha CVP203 > Roland RD700SX
Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2555293
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Good luck on your project -- it sounds as if you're very clear on what you enjoy, a wonderful bit of self-knowledge. Keep in touch with the TunerTech board!


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Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2571728
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If you go to the WNG site and register, I suspect you would be able to purchase parts.

Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2587254
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We retail WN&G parts to non-technicians.

Send me a PM. smile


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Re: where to buy action parts [Re: ivorytux] #2830478
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If you are going to experiment there is everything you need on Ebay - all you need do is type in " Buy Piano Parts !


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