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Cracked Frames
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I usually walk away from pianos that have serious plates cracks, i just don't want to be associated with these instruments but do any of you try and tune them and what has your experience been ?

I tuned an old bechstein grand last year that had a crack but it was for an understanding friend and the crack appears to be stable.
This week i inspected a 100 year old baby grand (forget the make) that had a crack almost all the way thru a big strut at the tenor break near the pinblock.
Folks asked me to have a go but i declined, explaining i didn't want to risk leaving the piano worse off than it already was.

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I generally shy away from tuning pianos with frames that I know are cracked. I was recently asked to tune a Bechstein B with the usual cracks in the frame; the owners knew about them, and their regular tuner seems happy to tune, but I was only willing to tidy up the treble for the recital that evening (I was there to sort out the numerous action problems, and do a spot of toning).


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