SAN DIEGO CHAPTER
New Meeting Day & Location!
November Meeting: (3rd Monday)
Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Time: 6:00 pm
Location: Convoy Piano (Mihee Lee's new store)
7924 Ronson Rd.
San Diego, CA 92111 (Off Convoy St. in Kearny Mesa)
In November we will have Bill Shull (from the Pomona Valley Chapter) give a presentation on his new piano website. This is a new program he has come up with, and we will be the first outside his chapter to be part of it.
The October meeting attendance was small in number but activities very informative to those who came. Technicians took a very old (junk) action model that they found and completely re-regulated it (or tried to). This included re-pinning of flanges, determining the best key height and dip, adjusting hammer blow and letoff. Then the hammer drop was too much, and it was determined that the string (actually a metal bar) was too high. The action model was not made properly. The hammer shanks were not level at letoff and the hammers were over-centering. Then there were more problems trying to make the backchecks work properly. Everyone learned a lot about regulating by doing this exercise. Thanks to Paul McCloud for leading this exercise.
Thanks to Greene Music for the snacks.