humidity control

Steven J. Richardson
Wed, 26 Jun 1996 13:21:25 -0400 (EDT)

A late response, but I thought that I'd let you know that,
as a pianist who has followed the pianotech list for
several months, the periodic discussions about humidity
control convinced me to ask that a Dampp-Chaser system
be installed in my newly-rebuilt 1899 Steinway 'B' (done
by Jim Reeder, out of Lansing, MI).

The soundboard is the physical core of the piano; if you
let that go, then there is a significant amount of work
to get to it, and you either have to or might as well
regild/refinish the plate, restring, get new pins (or
a new pinblock)...  So why mess around?  The system I
got was about another 1% of the piano's purchase price,
which is a wonderfully small investment to save the 100%
that was the point of the sale.

Steven J. Richardson
now playing a wonderful piano in Jackson, MI

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