Preparing a Duo-Art Grand for Moving
By Ed Chaban
I'm about to join the ranks of Duo-Art grand owners and need some sage
advice. Art Reblitz recommends removing the spoolbox and all the upper
action parts (air motor etc) behind the fallboard before tipping a
Duo-Art Grand for restoration. Is this also advisable before shipping
a restored instrument? I'm having a mover recommended by MMD readers
do the move for me (Brookes Piano Service, Sacramento). They won't be
removing any player action parts before moving it.
The piano is 7 hours drive from my home. I'm familiar with upright
Duo-Art actions but have never worked on a grand. Is it worth my doing
any prep work before the movers arrive? I don't want to annoy the
seller too much by spending hours in his home partially gutting the
instrument if it's of limited benefit. Should I simply trust the mover
to do the job? I removed the stack from my upright every time I moved
it. It was an easy job.
Is removing the upper action from a grand a lengthy process? Will I
have to worry about reconnecting all the tracker bar tubes individually
if I remove the spoolbox?
Am I acting too much like an expectant mother? :-)
Thanks in advance!
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