The Doors in Concert's guide to replacing a broken key bushing pin
How to fix your organ's keys in 8 easy steps!
Since our organist is replacing his key bushing pins almost every week, we thought we might as well dedicate this article to it. That fifty-year-old organ sure sounds awesome - but with the way our organist is playing it, the key bushing pins keep breaking every now and then. Here's the weekly routine Willem has to deal with:
Step 1: set up the organ
Set up the organ so you can work on it.
Step 2: locate the broken key bushing pin
Find the key bushing pin you have to replace this time.
Step 3: remove a whole lot of screws
To get to the broken key bushing pin, you have to remove a whole lot of screws. A screwdriver might come in handy. Also, remove the lid.
Step 4: raise the keyboard
Put some blocks underneath the keyboard, so you can reach the broken key bushing pin more easily.
Step 5: get your replacement pin
Get your replacement key bushing pin. In our case, we made a couple in advance. But if you still have to fabricate a replacement, make sure that you use thick iron. You don't want that pin to bend when you press down the key.
Step 6: ajust the pin
Ajust your replacement key bushing pin, so it will fit nicely on the organ.
Step 7: put a new key bushing on the pin
Put a new key bushing on the replacement pin. Make sure you put some glue on the pin first. You really don't want that key bushing sliding off the pin during a show, or else the key will get stuck!
Step 8: assemble the pin onto the organ
Assemble the new key bushing pin onto the organ.
And you're done!
Congratulations, your key bushing pin has been replaced! The organ is ready for rock 'n roll once again.
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