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Yami U1 #2911095 11/12/19 09:23 AM
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My used 1974 U1 was great for the first 3 months after purchase. Piano was in good shape for it's age, was what was recommended to me by my tech. And the action youza! Excellent. I eventually had the piano saver system installed. And per the suggestion of my tech closed up the back with wood to help the system do it's job.

This instrument was purchased in the fall (very dry in N.E. at that time) and other than a couple stuck keys and a tuning was ok.

Fast forward to spring and the knee board developed a terrible "groan" each time I used the pedal.

I've had the knee board shaved now 3 times. And this groan will not go away. I have to remove the knee board to play it is so distracting.

At this point I am thinking of contacting a different tech.

Please throw me suggestions folks. I'm list here.

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Just get a new tech who knows what they are doing.

In the mean time you might try popping a wooden wedge or book under the middle of thefram under that knee board to see if preventing that flexing helps.

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I don't know what you mean with groan exactly, but the kneeboard of my U3 made a squeeking noise when using the pedal. Putting a piece of felt between it and the middle connection point on the bottom fixed it.

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In all my years on PW - considerable, comparatively speaking - I have never, until now, come across the term "kneeboard" or "knee board." I see that it is a name for the lower panel on an upright.

Proof that I need to hang around and learn more, I guess.

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Originally Posted by BruceD
In all my years on PW - considerable, comparatively speaking - I have never, until now, come across the term "kneeboard" or "knee board." I see that it is a name for the lower panel on an upright.

Proof that I need to hang around and learn more, I guess.

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+1. I had not heard of it before.


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My tech used that term. I have contacted another tech that was recommended by a bandmate.

I actually figured how to fix the stuck key by myself (currently patting myself on the back) I looked it up.

Thanks


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Originally Posted by BruceD
In all my years on PW - considerable, comparatively speaking - I have never, until now, come across the term "kneeboard" or "knee board." I see that it is a name for the lower panel on an upright.

Proof that I need to hang around and learn more, I guess.

Regards,

I've always called it the "Foot board" or "Toe Board", since the foot would be more apt to make contact with it than the knee. But I could be wrong too.

I'm with you, Bruce, I need to hang around more often and try to lean something. smile

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Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by BruceD
In all my years on PW - considerable, comparatively speaking - I have never, until now, come across the term "kneeboard" or "knee board." I see that it is a name for the lower panel on an upright.

Proof that I need to hang around and learn more, I guess.
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Regards,

I've always called it the "Foot board" or "Toe Board", since the foot would be more apt to make contact with it than the knee. But I could be wrong too.

I'm with you, Bruce, I need to hang around more often and try to lean something. smile

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Perhaps PianoWorld could market a Piano Trivia Game. Oh wait, we could only play it with each other. Friends and spouses would be fast asleep by Round 2. Never mind. 😁


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Originally Posted by Rickster
I'm with you, Bruce, I need to hang around more often and try to lean something. smile

Okay, I meant "learn" something and not "lean" something. The only thing I need to "lean" is my waistline. smile

There's a downside to the short amount of time to edit a post... smile

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Re: Yami U1 [Re: NobleHouse] #2911411 11/13/19 04:39 AM
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Originally Posted by BruceD
In all my years on PW - considerable, comparatively speaking - I have never, until now, come across the term "kneeboard" or "knee board." I see that it is a name for the lower panel on an upright.

Proof that I need to hang around and learn more, I guess.

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+1. I had not heard of it before.


Nor me - I just guessed what was meant :-), In the same way that I guessed what 'Yami' was, which rather leads me to believe that 'kneeboard' is perhaps not a rel piano term, but is probably as descriptive as anything else.

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Plenty of piano terms are descriptive. Sometimes a manufacturer's parts catalog will reveal some interesting translations related to the original descriptive term.

Sometimes multiple descriptive terms linger. Harp vs. plate, repetition vs whippen. Sometimes regional use dominates. Wrest plank vs. pin block. And some terms are general terms taken from other industries but end up being very specific on a piano, for example, the stretcher.

Given how old the history and development of the piano is, how widely it was developed, I bet there is some etymological value in studying these terms. Pianos were developed in different places in many languages, but today, we rarely have more than 2 terms to mean the same thing.


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I refer to the fabric ribbon thingy and the amount of slack as "the drape of the tape". I could go get the big piano book and look it up, but when I used that term my tuner knew what I was referring to.

My first year back at this instrument I read 3 books on the instruments parts, and how to assess the state of things...like the pinblock. Holy cripe so many parts.

My first husband was a tuner, and I actually saved his dad's old Kimball (ya I know....not a great instrument) from the scrap pile.

I feel instruments can hold the souls of those who played and loved them. I could "feel" my former father in law (whom I met when I was young, he died years before I married his son) in this instrument. He played jazz and boogie woogie and LOVED to play. He was quite handsome, gregarious and I just couldn't toss that piano.

I put 2000 plus into that upright. Insane ya. But it held the best of his soul and it felt wrong to just trash it.

It found a home with a young man, single mom, no $ for a piano etc. And he has autism and it has been so helpful for this fellow. He wanted a piano so badly. So I donated it (along with a tune I prepaid for) and he sends me video's now and again. He's really a terrific player too...all by ear.


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