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Flaming light bulb singes piano strings. (Read 1150 times)

Offline pencilart3

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Flaming light bulb singes piano strings.
« on: September 13, 2015, 02:34:44 AM »
Well... that was weird! I had a goose neck lamp above my piano, and I had a (very) long, (very) frustrating Bach session, and while it was going, I didn't realize that the lamp started to heat up. Not good. Then the whole thing combusted and flew down on the piano. It was amazing! But then it singed some of my strings. They sound like a honky tonk upright piano. :-\

Do I just need to get it tuned, or do I need to replace the strings?
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Re: Flaming light bulb singes piano strings.
«Reply #1 on: September 13, 2015, 03:50:15 AM »
Probably replace the strings. Singeing doesn't unwind or tighten strings, it melts them (since the strings are made of copper or some other metal), so you'll want to get them replaced more than likely.
But, get your tuner to take a look at it and he can tell you.
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Re: Flaming light bulb singes piano strings.
«Reply #2 on: September 13, 2015, 05:09:09 AM »
Probably replace the strings. Singeing doesn't unwind or tighten strings, it melts them (since the strings are made of copper or some other metal), so you'll want to get them replaced more than likely.
But, get your tuner to take a look at it and he can tell you.

Yeah, that's a good idea, thanks for the advice. I haven't got my piano tuned in 9 months so maybe I could have him tune it and look at the strings at the same time.  Haha it was freaky though just seeing the flaming lamp come flying into my field of vision lol
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