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How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals? (Read 5763 times)

Offline alybaracat

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How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
« on: November 25, 2015, 09:18:22 PM »
Hi all,

I have recently recorded a piano cover and I noticed that the pedals are making annoying squeaky sound that are really annoying, I wanted to ask how to remove that sound?

Thanks in advance for your help

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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #1 on: November 25, 2015, 10:24:36 PM »
A good technician should be able to find theost probable origin spits and apply a graphite powder dry lubricant and work it i to the movibg parts.

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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #2 on: November 25, 2015, 11:21:32 PM »
To remove it from your current recording, you need a REALLY good audio technician as far as I know.
To remove it from future recordings, call a technician. Attempting to fix a piano yourself without sufficient knowledge is a horrible idea.
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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #3 on: November 26, 2015, 01:01:18 AM »
Remove the front panel below the keyboard you should reveal the pedal action and you can tighten it or lubricate it. Easy.
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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #4 on: November 26, 2015, 10:03:23 AM »
As someone who does covers simply out of boredom... I'd say that your playing isn't bad, but it sounds like you're lifting the pedal BEFORE you play the next bar, instead of connecting the bars by pedalling AS you play the beginning of the bar.

The other thing however I find a little odd is that this piece is clearly in a simple 4/4 time signature, but you've slightly buggered the melody by trying to put it in a 12/8 time signature.

I don't think a compound time signature works in this piece.


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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #5 on: November 26, 2015, 01:45:17 PM »
Remove the front panel below the keyboard you should reveal the pedal action and you can tighten it or lubricate it. Easy.

There is no front panel on a grand.

As someone who does covers simply out of boredom... I'd say that your playing isn't bad, but it sounds like you're lifting the pedal BEFORE you play the next bar, instead of connecting the bars by pedalling AS you play the beginning of the bar.

The other thing however I find a little odd is that this piece is clearly in a simple 4/4 time signature, but you've slightly buggered the melody by trying to put it in a 12/8 time signature.

I don't think a compound time signature works in this piece.


None of which has anything to do with the actual question posed by the OP.
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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #6 on: November 26, 2015, 02:06:40 PM »
None of which has anything to do with the actual question posed by the OP.

Well, considering he had posted the video clip 4 times in 4 different threads, I guess I accidentally posted my reply to the wrong one.

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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #7 on: November 27, 2015, 06:48:41 AM »
Oh sorry I thought it was upright. For grands usually it's that bit of leather between the spring that wears away then you get that creaking.
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Re: How to remove the squeaky sound of pedals?
«Reply #8 on: November 27, 2015, 02:40:44 PM »

Well it is a grand shown in the video so I am presuming it is a grand the OP has.

For grand pedal lyre problems it is best to call a tech as the pitman could be the problem and that requires action removal and replacement.
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