Yamaha Clavinova Repair at Bammel TV Technology Services
Like any piano, over the course of time a digital piano can get hammered—so to speak. All too common is the user, typically a youthful one, who dreams he is Jerry Lee Lewis working out on some ancient tank upright, or playing a million-dollar Steinway piano at Carnegie Hall—although even this class of instrument is not immune to the effects of excessive force. If you stomp on the piano too hard, even in a stomp-piano style, folks, you WILL damage the keybed assembly components!
We see it all the time, and recently a customer brought in a fine and classic Yamaha Clavinova, with fine and lustrous wood, bearing the hallmarks of juvenile abuse: numerous recessed keys, their hammer-weight individual mechanisms damaged or destroyed by excessive playing force.
In some instances we are able to perform individual keybed-component repair; indeed, in some instances we’re forced to do this, or attempt it; but the preferred solution is typically to simply order and replace the entire keyed assembly, which lends a fresh-start approach to the repair operation and the instrument gets a new lease on life. The Clavinova’s were a fairly high-order instrument in their day, requiring a substantial investment. The sound and tone are still great, even by today’s modern digital piano standards, so we very much enjoy restoring these instruments whenever we are asked to do so.
In some cases we’ve run into some No Longer Available parts situations, on some brands; fortunately here this was not a problem. The recommended treatment, replacing the entire keybed assembly, was still a feasible option.
Summary: Yamaha Clavinova Repair successfully completed, at Bammel TV.
We’re the go-to guys in Houston for Yamaha keyboard repair (and many other brands as well; visit our main Digital Piano Repair page for more information), including the sweet and coveted Clavinova’s. We sourced the part, developed the repair quote, briefed the customer, ordered the parts, and fixed ‘er on up.
A full video of the repair is up at Youtube. Another successful digital piano repair job at Bammel TV Technology Services.