One of the most discouraging things that can happen during a piano service call is spending the time doing a perfect splice just to have it break again as you’re pulling the string back up to pitch.
That was the case today on a newer Yamaha P22 on BYU Campus.
I sort of photo-logged the 3 stages so I could go back and explain what happened:
Broken string discovered by my technician, Kevin Schuwer. Notice the break right up in the coil probably right around where the beckett was:
Turned out perfectly…and I needed to raise the tension by just another 5 cents or so…then…POP! Again! Uuuugh
The original wire broke again 🙂
Not sure what to do exactly, except order a new string and install that one…it will work perfectly when I do that, but it won’t be cheap to do…