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A 'capstan' is an adjustable screw which is attached to the back of each key.
The capstan is the first point of contact from the key to the pianos action, thus putting everything else into motion.
Polishing or lubricating capstans is a standard part of our reconditionin...
Recently a few of our customers have asked us why we replace the pedal box felt, as a standard part of our reconditioning process, on all of our pianos before we offer them for sale.
The purpose of the felt within the pedal boxes is to provide a silent operat...
Key-bushings are made from bearing cloth and sit within the mortises of the wooden keys, between the wood and the pins on the key frame; which serve to keep the keys on track. Without key bushings the keys would clatter against these pins.
Over time the k...
Upholstery at Sykes & Sons Pianos
October 19, 2018
British School Pianos
October 21, 2017
December 20, 2018
Over-Damped VS Under-Damped Upright Pianos
October 30, 2018
Straight-Strung VS Over-Strung Upright Pianos
October 20, 2018
The Knight K10 + Variations
May 30, 2018
Capstan Polishing - Friction
March 23, 2018
Pedal box felt and why we always replace it...
March 8, 2018
History of John Broadwood and Sons
January 10, 2018
What are Key-Bushings?
January 6, 2018
Broadwood's Anti-Woodworm Paint
January 5, 2018