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Ampico Piano Repair Isn't Affordable
By Mike Walter

Damon Atchison wrote about his youthful experience with an upright
Ampico.  I'm sorry that such bad things had to happen to such a good
piano.  Of course, there should be some lessons learned from this
experience; these should include:

- Without sufficient manpower and some leverage, a piano will be
removed from a basement with difficulty and possibly or probably some
damage;

- If an upright piano is dropped onto its back, that might hurt the
soundboard and the pinblock of said piano;

- A piano is a delicate musical instrument that will give many decades
of beautiful music if treated well by its owners, and if not treated
well, will cost dearly to restore to its original condition.

I have also heard about a Steinway Duo-Art grand that was being locally
moved from the owner's residence to his son's residence ten miles down
the road.  The movers attached the piano to the inside of the truck
with only one strap.  The strap came loose and the piano fell onto the
bottom of the piano.  The stack became a layered heap of shattered
wood.  Much other damage was done as well.  No word of what will happen
to the piano.

Best wishes,
Mike Walter


(Message sent Tue 9 Feb 2010, 23:07:22 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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