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PIANO ACTION PARTS
And General Restoration Needs
Universal to all Pianos

 


ORDERING INFORMATION:

MINIMUM ORDER:
Minimum Order $20

SHIPPING POLICY:
      Priority Mail shipping for most items. UPS by request.

You MUST browse the Catalog area, and try to learn what you want. We no longer search our catalog for you.

Have this information ready:
     1. Description of parts
     2. Part Numbers
     3. Prices
     4. Dimensions where needed
BEFORE you call us please.

Make sure you are in the catalog area for your kind of piano--
Such as Grand Pianos,
Full Uprights, Spinets, etc.

If you are confused, call us for assistance.

If we do not answer the phone, we are probably here-- Just leave a message- we will return your call (it may not be the same day).
:-)






This includes all of the moving parts from your finger to the hammers, and we add pedals works and Player piano action parts via links down this page.

If in doubt, please go to the diagram pages and double check to see if you are ordering the right part.  It is impossible to give a "Back" button to return to so many pages, so please use your browser's "Back" button.

Also, I give you a link to the page which tells how to make the repair or installation of the new part.


"Nothing soothes me more, after a long and maddening course of
pianoforte recitals, than to sit and have my teeth drilled."
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright and music critic.

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PARTS WHICH ARE NOT LISTED IN THIS CATALOG:

We have contacted a custom piano part maker who has many years in the trade.
He is making any wooden piano action parts from your sample parts or from his
patterns on hand. We will have to call and get a quote for your part based on how
difficult it is to make and the quantity you need. One part is a minimum order, so
old freak action parts no longer need send an old piano to the city dump.
Look at the parts we offer, and if your part is missing, SEND MAIL and we will
get a quote for you.

 

CLICK HERE:
To study the diagrams of the

Grand
, Spinet, Full Upright, Bird Cage Action, or Grand Damper Action


OTHER PIANO ACTION PARTS NOT LISTED BELOW

UPRIGHT PIANO ACTION PARTS-- Full Uprights, Spinets, and Consoles

GRAND PIANO ACTION PARTS

TUNING PIN PAGE

CENTER PINS AND TOOLS
This covers the pins used in all flanges and hinged points in all actions.

FELT PARTS FOR GRANDS AND UPRIGHTS

BUY THE TOOLS TO MAKE THE REPAIRS

LUBRICANTS AND LIQUID TREATMENTS

PLAYER PIANOS AND REED / PUMP ORGAN SUPPLIES
       GO TO THE PLAYER PIANO PARTS PAGE:  

Also, we suggest you purchase Mr. Reblitz' book on Player Piano Repair on the Book Page. 


 

GENERAL USE PIANO ACTION AND RESTORATION PARTS

These are parts which may fit in any piano. These are VERY limited in scope.
You will probably NOT see what you need here.
Go on to Grand Piano Action Parts or Upright Piano Action Parts,
depending on your piano, and see if the parts are there.

Part Description:                                                                                                        Part Number            Price

 

Agraffe repair for split bridges and ruptured bridge pin wood area-
The Graphic gives you two styles of repair.  Also, be sure you get
the right repair clip for one, two, or three wires!!!!!
Sold by the each-                 

    All numbers in Graphic at left                                      $ 3.00 each
    Numbers 24314A-B are mounted by drilling
    a hole and setting a screw.  
    Numbers 24315A-C mount by drilling two holes
    for the tabs and dropping the agraffe into the holes.
   All numbers in Graphic- Dozen-                                  $ 14.00

 

Grand Agraffes and Shimming Washers



Plastic Key Bushings-
       These replace felt bushings. The
       advantge with these is that they
       will not swell in damp weather.
       Front Rail Nylon key bushings
              Set of 90
              New Part Number-              SH521A        $ 53.65
       Center Rail Nylon key bushings
              Set of 90       
              New Part Number-              SH521           $ 53.65


        One dozen of either size Plastic Key Bushings                                                                                 $ 13.00

Key Felt bushing wedge-  Used to hold new-- Made of wood-- A few left
       Keeps bushing felt tight in key lever pin holes while glue dries-  Dozen only-          
        1 1/4"                                                                                                                         24708A           Not available
        2 3/8"                                                                                                                         24708B           Not available

HDPE (Nylon) Felt Bushing Wedges (not pictured)
        This is what we use in our own shop- Durable and accurate
       Four sizes
        .147"     One Dozen minimum            SP147          $  25.00
        .162"       One Dozen minimum           SP162          $  25.00
        .138"       One Dozen minimum           SP138          $  25.00
       .125"        One Dozen Minimum          SP125           $ 25.00

 

 

Key Lever Front Rail Oval Pins- Used on all uprights and grands.
        1 7/16 inch by .146 inch- Nickel plated- Per set of 100                                             SH352             $ 28.00

Key Lever Balance Rail Pins-  Used on all uprights and grands.
        2-1/8 inches by .146 inch- Nickel plated-  Per set of 100                                              SH351A          $ 33.00
        2-5/8 inches by .146 inch- Nickel plated-  Per set of 100                                               SH351B           $ 38.00
       
2-1/8 inches by .160 inch- Nickel plated-  Per set of 100                                              SH351D           $ 34.00
        2-5/8 inches by .160 inch- Nickel plated-  Per set of 100                                              SH351E           $ 40.00

One Assortment of paper shims (punchings) for leveling keys of one piano-
        We no longer sell these shims alone. They are only available for those buying Front Rail
        and Center Rail Felt Bushings. Both are essential to correctly restore both key drop
        and leveling of the keys.
        Front Rail                                                                                                                   ShimPrtFrnt           $ 4.75
        Center Rail                                                                                                                ShimPrtCntr           $ 4.75

One Assortment of paper shims (punchings) for leveling keys of one piano-

        An assortment of 1000 of 14 sizes of paper shims to level Front Rail punchings                 SH338A          $ 105.00
        An assortment of 1000 of 10 sizes of paper shims to level Center Rail punchings               SH333A          $ 54.00

        Learn to level your Piano Keys from our online Repair Instruction Area.

Brass Capstan Screws- Grand piano style squared off top- open sided holes for pointed tool-
        Mounted at the far end of the key levers against the sticker. Use to remove lost motion.
        Grand or Upright-- 1-1/8 inch long  Dozen                                                                      SH558A             $ 13.95
        Grand or Upright-- 1-3/8 inch long  Dozen                                                                      SH558B             $ 13.95

Solid Brass Capstan Screws- Square shoulder for nut type wrench adjuster-
        1-1/2 inch long- Per 100                                                                                                  SH559B            $ 13.95
                                                                                                       
 
      13/16 inch long- Per 100                                                                                                 SH559D            $ 13.95

Capstans-- Wood for some Oriental modern pianos and many old uprights--
        Without wires, but with holes ready to receive wires-
        Be sure to lubricate the tops with graphite. It is not smart to replace only a few.
        Set of 100                                                                                                                         SH508         $   93.00

Key Button Stock-- Not lacquered- Bushing holes centered in board- for .146" rail pin
        Uprights-- 2-1/4 inch wide-- Old Part Number 24706A                                                   SH520A    $   3.25 each
                  Same as above but set of 90--                                                                              SH520A    $ 126.00

Key Button Stock-- Not lacquered- Bushing holes offset to front in board
        Uprights-- 2-3/8 inch wide-- Imported basswood- for .146" rail pinr                                 SH520C    $   5.80 each
                  Same as above but set of 90--                                                                              SH520C    $ 245.00
        Uprights-- 2-3/8 inch wide-- Imported basswood- for .160" rail pin                                  SH520C    $   3.25 each
                  Same as above but set of 90--                                                                              SH520C    $ 275.00

Silk Cord-- Used to retain hook end of hammer butt and wippen springs in all grands,
            old uprights, late model Yamaha, Kawai uprights and Japanese pianos.                            SH932            $ 4.10 / yard

Damper flange cord-- Used to mount the damper spring in uprights to prevent clicking.
            Look at a good one to see how this cord mounts.                                                         SH512-1/2         $ 4.85 / yard



Hammer butt and flange reinforcers-
         Use when any flange is cracked- Fits all common flanges.
         Also, will keep loose center pins from traveling. 
         Give it a slight inward pinch and a drop of glue before mounting. 
         Set of 45-                                                                                                                       SH2502              $ 9.95

Tuning pin metal shim sleeve- Loose tuning pin is removed. Sleeve is inserted into
          tuning pin hole, and tuning pin is inserted back into hole to hope pitch.
         100 sleeves-                                                                                                                  SH346E             $ 22.15

 

Key Lever Repair Scotch Clip
      Glue the broken key back together with Elmer's Carpenter's Glue.
      After it is dry, open the jaws of a bench vice, and hold the key
      lever with the clip points against the side of the lever and on either
      side of the break. Have a second person slowly close the vice
      jaws as you steady the key lever and clip. Stop when the
      clip is well embedded. A second clip may be embedded in the
      other side of the key lever, but be sure to offset it so that the
      points do not meet in the wood.                  SHkeyclip          $ 2.00 ea
                                                                        SHkeyclip          $ 6.00 dozen

 

Illustration showing the Scotch Clip applied to wood.
The black line represents a break in a key lever. After gluing,
the clip is applied in a bench vise, one clip on each side of
the key lever. The vise presses the clips in without hammering.
Wood glue should be used at the same time for added strength.
The clips are VERY dangerous for children to play with.

 

Regulating Screw replacement-
When the screw ring or tap breaks off
On Steinway metal rail, drill hole and use sheet metal screw.

Exceptional life saver when jack
regulating button busts-
         Dozen only-                                                                       SH1539             $ 24.45

 

Regulating Wooden Buttons with felt punchings- 3/8 inch diameter                          SH549             $ 24.00 per 100

Regulating Screws-  1 1/8 inch long.
                Has the ring type top needing tool No. 16124 with handle 15152 to adjust.     SH540             $ 13.45 per 100

Regulating Felt Punchings-  Now sold in sets of 100 only
              Replace worn or missing jack button round felt punchings-
              Also found on buttons in grand wippens and some damper actions.
              Also found in player pianos
              Remember to allow for wear of old buttons in estimating thickness of new buttons.
              Medium Green Cloth-
 For uprights-  3/8" dia. by .130 inches thick                  SH330A              $ 7.25
              Medium Brown Cloth-  
For grands- 3/8" dia. by .130 inches thick-                    SH330B              $ 6.40
              Thick Red Felt-  3/8" dia. by .250 inches thick-  For grands-                          SH330D              $ 7.25
              Medium Brown Cloth (grands) 5/16" dia. by .130" thick                                   SH330J              $ 6.40
              Medium Brown Cloth
(grands) 7/16" dia. by .130" thick                                   SH330K              $7.50             
              For large quantities of 1000- All above sizes-   Send E-Mail

Replacement Key Lever--
              We now have a craftsman who can make a new key lever of kiln dried wood.
              We must have the key to the left and right of the broken key for him to work with
              as a pattern. A digital photo of the keys showing the area of the broken key will
              also help him. We will have to get a quote-- SEND MAIL

         Read my instruction for adjusting a jack
         And, how to repair a jack which has come loose.



 

GET THE LEAD IN

 

 

 

 

Key Leads-  Used to weight key levers

         These weights are round and are inserted in lateral holes in the key levers. To determine
         where you finally want them, glue a couple octaves on top of the key levers with rubber
         cement and determine what key resistance you like. Then, once the ideal position is
         determined, drill the key lever in the center of the key laterally with a hole the size of the
         small end of the lead. Lay the key lever on a flat surface and tap the key weight into the
         hole. Use some drift of some sort to peen the small end to expand the lead and trap it
         in the hole, or glue it in.
         If you have extra leads left over, they make great fishing weights :-)
                  One lb.      5/8 inch diameter leads       .64 oz ea.                                           SH353-0             $ 9.85
                  One lb.      1/2 inch diameter leads       .49 oz ea.                                           SH353-1             $ 9.85
                  One lb.      7/16 inch diameter leads     .40 oz ea.                                           SH353-2             $ 9.85

                  One lb.      3/8 inch diameter leads       .29 oz ea.                                           SH353-3             $ 9.85

Key weights-  
         "Jiffy" type leads with two screws to attach each lead-
         These leads can be attached on top of the key lever or under it. 
         Some students have an upright with a very light touch, while they
         have to perform on a grand with a heavy touch. These can be added
         to the back area of the key lever to give a heavy touch. Later, if you
         wish to sell the piano, they can be removed.
         It is not smart to only add weights to certain keys.
         The overall key touch will become uneven and very annoying.
         By the way, these leads make great fishing weights where you want
         to add weight way back
up the line from the bait and leader after
         you are all rigged up.

         Set of 100-                                                                                                                 SH353-4           $ 51.05




WE WILL DO THE REPAIR FOR YOU BY MAIL:

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BRIDGE REPAIR PARTS

Part Description:                                                                                                        Part Number            Price

Bridge pins-   Pointed at one end and round on the other- copper plated steel
                                                                                                  .076" dia                     SH551-6         $ 10.20 per hundred
                                                                                                  .086" dia                     SH551-7         $ 10.20 per hundred
                                                                                                  .096" dia                     SH551-8         $ 10.20 per hundred
                                                                                                  .109" dia                     SH551-9         $ 10.50 per hundred
                                                                                                  .135" dia                     SH551-10       $ 12.00 per hundred

Plate "Hitch" Pins-  For the lower end of the wire to anchor     5/8 inch by .157 dia.         SH542        $ 5.85 per hundred

Center Pins

Pedal Pins

Send E-Mail for Bridge Rebuilding by our craftsman


HUMIDITY INDICATOR CARDS

 

This neat little card is the easy way to learn what the humidity is in your piano. The card is like the cards you have seen for years which turn blue or pink according to the humidity.

The percent of relative humidity is on the card, and you will figure this by the spot which is lavender between blue and pink. This card is used in the silica gel trade in another application, so you will ignore the instruction to "change the deccicant."

If you use this card, by placing it in the piano cabinet, you will know if your heat bar is over drying the piano, and you will be able to see if the humidity gets above the level you desire.

 

 

Order Number-- Crd-01                                                             $ 2.00 ea

 

 


PEDALS

GO TO THE PEDAL HARDWARE PAGE for Pedal Hardware:

Don't try to re-use the old pedals in a restoration.  We can get you a very authentic replacement.

Upright Pedals  Upright graphic and prices.

Grand Pedals  Grand graphic and prices.


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Don't run and hide in the barn bunky...
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If Keith is not available, or is out tuning pianos, SEND E-MAIL.
We answer all our customers' E-Mail.

 

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