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Re: Let-off eye screws break off #611667
04/19/08 07:31 PM
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True, true enough. Personally I've yet to see one without plastic damper flanges at least. But if it makes them happy, why not? My only problem is one of association. If in a year or two the bass bridge splits or the board starts buzzing or the pinblock cracks, all of which is quite possible, will the customer feel good about dropping the money on regulation? And how does it affect the greater business health and reputation of the tuner? I tune a lot of these on a regular basis and still carry sets of plastic elbows in the trunk. You'd think we'd run out of them after awhile?? They must have sold zillions of Lesters.

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Re: Let-off eye screws break off #611668
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All of those things could happen to other pianos. I have gotten a lot of business from not sneering at people's pianos when other people had, including a rebuild from a multiple Grammy nominee.


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Tell them their piano will be someday famous, and a collector item !

The worse piano if it had any musical use, is worth a little regulation/tuning, "voicing", as long as the customer knows it is not a long term investissment.

I agree with DBD on the fact we should not live them totally, but we all know also that we can get caught in a suite of unwanted events due to our good desire to help a little with some kind of pianas. COmmunication helps to put the things in their context, customers seem to appreciate that generally
(once they are out of their "fantastic instrument with a wonderful tone" because they discover it can also sound like a normal piano after you have done your thing with it)

Not rare that customers tell me that after the job is done, "now I recognize a piano" , they never tell that they dislike their instrument before you tune it, unless they want to change, or have repairs done.


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