“Multi Chapter” PTG meeting in January 2014

Special Date & Time

Date: Saturday, January 25, 2014
Time: 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm (There will be refreshments at the break.)
Location: Colburn School
200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 621-2200
Special Guest: Christopher Brown, RPT (Boston Chapter)

We're back in school this month at the Colburn School in Downtown L.A.

Please check-in with the security/front desk and ask to be directed to the classroom. Parking may or may not be available at the school but there are several parking lots, including at Disney Hall, across the street. Saturday is a very busy day at the school so plan accordingly.

Chris Brown has been a regular presenter and exhibitor at the National Conventions and Regional Conferences for many years. He brings us two classes on topics that might seem on the surface not as exciting, but can certainly lead to lively discussions. At least, that's the plan.

Bedding the Grand Keyframe
Learn how to: position the keyframe, bed the backrail, fit the topstack, bed the frontrail, fine tune the cheekblocks, bed the balance rail, and validate work as you go. Class takeaway includes at least one major tip you are unlikely to have heard before! This is the bedding every regulation should be built on and every grand piano deserves!!

The Case for Custom Boring
How to successfully fit a grand action to variable string heights. This is a fairly prevalent and not well understood problem, particularly for pianos with two-distance, bass/treble boring. In a concert grand (famous name) I rebuilt this summer, the discrepancy between note 88 and note 44 was slightly over 1/4"! In a second one the height of #1 equaled that of #53! Regulation, tone, and wear implications for such situations are bothersome and can cause much conscientious work to conclude with mediocre results.