I have a 1912 Symphonic baby grand piano and I noticed two problems. This question is a two-parter:
- I noticed at the top of the beam for the soft pedal, the wooden piece is cracked. We thought of zip-tying it to keep it together. Is this a good fix? If not, what would be a recommended fix at home? If there is none, would I have to seek help from a technician?
- I also noticed that my sostenuto/middle pedal has a block on the bottom of it, but my sustain and soft pedals do not. I believe this block is responsible for keeping the pedals from wobbling and pressing so easily, as both pedals wobble and go down super easy, whereas the sostenuto/middle pedal is harder to press and doesn't wobble. I have a 3D printer and I can design a block for the other pedals (I understand the block felt wraps around the pedal to keep it firm, and lifts up with it). If I printed such a part, would it work well, or is this something I would have to have a technician look at?
If anyone is able to answer these questions, that would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading!
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