Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
57 registered members (alfredo capurso, barbaram, boombuia, bennevis, A Guy, alphonsus, 16 invisible), 1,421 guests, and 9 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#629923 - 01/05/06 12:09 AM Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
curry Offline
3000 Post Club Member
curry  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
Hamilton Twp, NJ
Nice article in the Jan PTG Journal. smile Funny how children can't always quite explain what's wrong.


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358
(ad 800)
PTG 2017 Convention
PTG Convention 2017 St Louis
#629924 - 01/07/06 01:44 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
curry Offline
3000 Post Club Member
curry  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
Hamilton Twp, NJ
Dorrie


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358
#629925 - 01/07/06 03:01 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 823
bellspiano Offline
500 Post Club Member
bellspiano  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 823
Boston, MA
Hey, Curry --

Thanks for your kind words, which I have been cherishing! I've been on the road and haven't been able to respond, but I really appreciate your encouragement.

Odd thing this week -- a customer called saying that her son had noticed "a funny noise" and could I come out and fix it. I was pretty sure what the problem was (sound familiar?) and that the spinet action would have to be pulled, so I gave a prediction of needing a hefty amount of time. The customer called back, we talked, and at one point she said, "He's only eight, maybe we could do something simple!" Oh, yes, I thought, I just read an article in the Journal about that -- and then I remembered, I wrote it. Quite clearly I am not a fast learner. (I did the simple thing, the piano sounds fine, the little boy is thrilled.)

Thanks again --


Dorrie Bell
retired piano technician
Boston, MA
#629926 - 01/08/06 12:45 AM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,351
JIMBOB Offline
1000 Post Club Member
JIMBOB  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,351
South Carolina
I read the article too and thought it was great. I guessed it was you who wrote it but was not sure. Many customers can not explain exactly what is wrong but they know something doesn't sound right or does not work right. One of our greatest challenges is hunting down noises and fixing them. I recently fixed a noise on a full sized WW Kimball upright. At first I thought it was the felt on the hammer rest rail but it turned out to be the felt under the rail that sits on the action brackets- hard as a rock. Just the other day I worked on this big, beautifully carved Henry Miller upright. The left pedal barely moved the rest rail. The pedals had no real adjustment points but working from the bottom up I found the problem- there was no felt between the top of the pedal rod and the arm on the rest rail. Every day you learn something new.


Certificate in Piano Technology NBSSP
Associate Member PTG
Yamaha & Petrof/Nordiska Training
Dampp-Chaser System Installer
QRS/ Pianomation Service
Certified Piano Disc Technician/Installer
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#629927 - 01/12/06 03:32 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,546
Rich Galassini Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Rich Galassini  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 10,546
Philadelphia/South Jersey
Dorrie,

I also read your article. It is nice to have association with a famous technician. smile


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Check out the Science Channel's "How Its Made" featuring our piano restoration:
http://www.cunninghampiano.com/how-its-made/
#629928 - 01/14/06 10:05 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 823
bellspiano Offline
500 Post Club Member
bellspiano  Offline
500 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2004
Posts: 823
Boston, MA
Thanks for the kind words. My view is that everyone on here is a star, and a teacher. I learn from you all.


Dorrie Bell
retired piano technician
Boston, MA
#629929 - 01/14/06 10:34 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,249
Terrytunes Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Terrytunes  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,249
Tewksbury MA
Dorrie... way to go!!

I must say, it's nice to know a famous tech!! well, actually 2 of you!! laugh

Any chance the article can be shared with the all of the non-techs???!!

#629930 - 01/14/06 11:20 PM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
curry Offline
3000 Post Club Member
curry  Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
Hamilton Twp, NJ
Here it is. You may have to enlarge it.
www.tinypic.com/ka323l.jpg


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358
#629931 - 01/15/06 12:30 AM Re: Hey Dorrie Bell  
Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,249
Terrytunes Offline
1000 Post Club Member
Terrytunes  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,249
Tewksbury MA
Thanks, Curry. A very enjoyable read!


Moderated by  Piano World 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Building Pianos in Africa
by Lirika. 05/29/17 05:49 AM
Yamaha N1 - is it still a good buy?
by Loga. 05/29/17 04:40 AM
Piano Placement
by RickH. 05/28/17 09:28 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Report Problems With New Forums
Report Problems with New Forums Here!
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics179,944
Posts2,630,728
Members87,916
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0