Author Topic: Bridle Straps; Damper Pivot Bushings, Push-Rod Felt, Glue  (Read 5896 times)

Offline dnarkosis

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Bridle Straps; Damper Pivot Bushings, Push-Rod Felt, Glue
« on: January 08, 2009, 07:10:47 PM »
(1) Bridle Straps in bulk:


:
http://www.vandaking.com/bridle-straps.html

The "Plain" strap is the one to order:


http://www.vandaking.com/s-1515-bridle-straps.html

Take-Note Piano Supplies in the UK also stock plain bridle straps

http://www.take-note.co.uk/epages/bdrsjjhs98ry.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/bdrsjjhs98ry/Products/%22Bridle%20straps%20(plain)%22

(2) Damper pivot pin nylon bushings:


 Search "plastic flanged sleeve bearings" at
http://www.mcmaster.com

(anyone know the dimensions and order number?)

(3) Damper push-rod assembly top felt:

Fits on top of the wooden damper dowel inside the piano or on top of the damper rod in the speaker cabinet of a Suitcase model: Self-stick felt can be bought in many varieties at hardware stores, drugstores, home-improvement stores, etc.:




(4) For gluing on damper felts and hammer tips:

3M(TM) Super Weatherstrip Adhesive 08008 Black, 5 oz Tube

Widely available at auto supply stores, paint stores, also online:
http://tinyurl.com/cbyu6s
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Offline SlowMonroe

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Re: Bridle Straps; Damper Pivot Bushings, Push-Rod Felt, Glue
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 06:01:55 PM »
I have use these bridle straps and can confirm they work great. These are the exact ones Vintage Vibe sells. I compared them to the ones on their reproduction hammers (which are very good BTW) and they are the same.

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Re: Bridle Straps; Damper Pivot Bushings, Push-Rod Felt, Glue
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2014, 02:15:36 AM »
This is an old topic but I stumbled across it.
Just replaced some bridle straps in my piano, so I know how to do it. It's not hard.
I'm selling the NOS straps that I got in bulk, message me and I'll sell some to you direct.
I just did the job on my piano so I know they work!

The on line prices seem like a good deal until you see their minimums and shipping costs...