My piano has had a strange noise in a high G-sharp key (G#6) and to a lesser extent A key (A6) above it for the entire year I've owned it. It's been a frustration for me, and I thought I'd reach out to Piano World for some advice. : )
I can both feel something unnatural when I depress the key and I also hear this strange noise that accompanies it.
It's hard to describe, but I would say it almost sounds like a ruffling, chopping, rattling noise. It's somewhat subtle, but it's definitely there and it drives me nuts! Haha
I've had two of among the most highly regarded piano technicians in my area look at it. I think one heard what I was hearing and tried some sort of glue/adhesive on some part of the action, but unfortunately this did not fix the problem. I'm having the other tech do a half-day tune up on my piano this weekend (tuning, light voicing, regulation work, small fixes...).
Below is a link to a small clip I recorded of the problem. Please let me know if the sound provides any clues!https://clyp.it/r0nszwwq?token=07c8c6265b5a5e301dfaee7a52b5519e
I've mentioned to the tech coming this upcoming weekend that the issue with G#6 (and A6) is pretty much up at the top of my list for fixes... Is there anything I should specifically ask him to check or do? Tighten action screws? Assess bridle/backcheck wires? Assess for possible hammer/shank wobbling?
In case these details are pertinent, it's a mid-1980's Yamaha C-series piano, but with new Abel hammers and Wessell, Nickel & Gross shanks put in last year.
Thanks in advance!