Moving the Gulbransen piano into the Studio.
by Chad Hauris, 9/26/05

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This Gulbransen piano had oversized casters attached by someone in its prior engagement. However, this is a bad idea...the correct way to add increased mobility to an upright piano is to use a metal piano truck made for the purpose which supports the bottom of the piano on a metal frame.

Due to the instability caused by these casters, the piano fell over on the sidewalk at Helping Hands from where it was purchased. Thankfully there were no injuries and damage to the piano was slight. If you ever have to move a piano that has casters like this attached WATCH OUT. Be very careful as there is an excessive tendency for the piano to tip to the back.

John working on the caster.
Here, John is repairing the caster. The bolts that had been used were not quite long enough to really work properly.

Piano at the studio door.
Here is the piano at the studio door. We lowered the tailgate and I held the piano as John carefully drove the truck forward. There was not very much room on the doorstep for the piano to rest. Then we needed to use brute force strength to swing one end of the piano out and we had to lift it up through the doorway.

Piano in foyer.

Chad playing piano.
Chad playing the Gulbransen.

Close-up of Chad at piano.
Here, Chad plays "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee".

John playing Gulbransen.
John plays "Sonny Boy".

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