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Bridle Straps for Pianos
Bridle Tapes for Pianos

These are the two most common types of replacement bridle straps (or tapes). The #1500 are known as the "spring clip" type, and the #6516 are known as the "cork insert" type. Piano supply houses only sell these parts in sets of 90. We sell them for individually, by the dozen, or in full sets. See the table below for prices. For information about installing these parts, watch the video below. To place an order, Click Here. Priority Shipping $6.95 minimum (US ONLY). Includes Delivery Confirmation.

$0.87 each$0.75 each

I found the video below on YouTube. It was done by Howard Piano Industries. The only thing I don't totally agree with is the spacing he leaves between the jack and the butt. I set it at between 1/8" and 1/4". Also, he doesn't mention that if there's too much space between the jack and the butt, the jack can get under the butt. If that happens, the hammer will block against the strings when the action is installed and that could cause something to break. So, it's important to adjust the bridle wire (or the spring clip) such that there's no more than 1/4" of free space between the jack and the butt. I find everything else about the video quite satisfactory. BTW, I don't recommend using the original type bridle straps. It takes lots of practice and experience to install them such that you don't get any glue on the buckskin -which could cause a real problem.

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