SOUTH BAY CHAPTER
Note Date & Time Change for Next Meeting
August Meeting: (1st Saturday)
Date: Saturday, August 3, 2013
Time: 5:00 pm - Technical Program
6:30 pm - BBQ and Social
Location: Precision Piano Services
10426 Magnolia Blvd.
North Hollywood CA 91601
"Kranich and Bach: The Resurrection." In 2009 Franco Skilan and Precision Piano first showed us this 6 foot Queen Anne piano as a work in progress. Franco has finally finished up all the work!
The Kranich and Bach action and back action is a design unto itself, with no replacement parts available whatsoever. The saving grace for these pianos is the fact that the belly work is designed like Steinway Pianos and the scale design is generally high quality. Franco has restored this piano to "as-new" condition, including finish, new soundboard and bridges, a completely new modern action, including keyframe and keyset, and a new damper back action with working sostenuto and soft shift (the original design was a Hammer Lift). This piano is a perfect example of a beautiful instrument that would otherwise be abandoned because of the cost vs outcome issue.
Join us for our special August program. We will begin serious grilling at 6:30. If you have a favorite beverage or side dish you want to share, bring it along. There will be meat & veggies on the grill but if you have something special you'd like to see on the grill, bring it along, too, and we'll put it on.
PLEASE NOTE - All Members, including non-members and friends of technicians, are welcome even if you are planning your own meeting in August. We would love to see you and catch up with everyone. Those who just got back from Chicago will have PTG Convention news to share. If you are a new Associate member or have never attended a chapter meeting, this gathering will be a great opportunity for you to meet and greet your fellow chapter members.
See you soon!