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I found on the web this very easy method to make your Upright piano action much heavier in the middle range of the keyboard, so that you can play with better dynamics, and I want to share it with you:


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I love the videos, but cringe about the cat hair in the piano. :-)


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Originally Posted by Dave in Denver
I love the videos, but cringe about the cat hair in the piano. :-)

Yes, I suggest you use a vacuum cleaner after playing with the heavier keyboard. laugh

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If I came to tune, I would have to take Clartin a couple of hours in advance. Since cats like to stretch their claws, allowing them the habit of getting up on things not provided for them is a bad idea. They also might decide to [censored] on things.

I have seen a couple of people get "cat crazy and have their homes and Steinway piano destroyed. Not a great feeling when it is one of your rebuilds.


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Originally Posted by Ed McMorrow, RPT
If I came to tune, I would have to take Clartin a couple of hours in advance. Since cats like to stretch their claws, allowing them the habit of getting up on things not provided for them is a bad idea. They also might decide to [censored] on things.

I have seen a couple of people get "cat crazy and have their homes and Steinway piano destroyed. Not a great feeling when it is one of your rebuilds.


Charge double for cat [censored]. it will feel better to do the job since you can easily hire somebody at that point to do the dirty work for you.

Unfortunately in the case of the video above if the cats ruins the keys with p... a rebuild of an old U1 will be unlikely. will more than likely be tossed out if the cats ruin it.

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I'm not a big cat lover but this is great! The look of contentment is priceless. Of course as mentioned above I don't recommend it for obvious reasons.

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Originally Posted by Ed McMorrow, RPT
If I came to tune, I would have to take Clartin a couple of hours in advance. Since cats like to stretch their claws, allowing them the habit of getting up on things not provided for them is a bad idea. They also might decide to [censored] on things.

I have seen a couple of people get "cat crazy and have their homes and Steinway piano destroyed. Not a great feeling when it is one of your rebuilds.

Cats mark their territory and all the things they think they are their own (especially when there are other cats around). But considering most domestic cats are neutered, this is unlikely to happen. And when the player doesn't play the piano, its cabinet would be closed, so the cat cannot go inside it. And it's unlikely that a cat mark the inside of the piano when a human player is playing... But I cannot guarantee if the player is another cat... laugh


That's good dynamics control.


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