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Currently, this webpage is under construction. However, we already have a nice selection of invisible hinges like the ones used for the 'flip board' that's in front of the keys. Under the Flip Board are the various controls that are used when playing a player piano. Some people might refer to the board as a 'Controls Board', or 'that little thinky that's in front of the piano keys -you know, the one that flips open'.... ;-) They are available in the following sizes: 1" x 3/8", 1-1/2" x 3/8", 1-1/2" x 1/2". Also, they are available in 'brushed brass' or 'chrome' finish.

Most invisible hinges were made out of "pot metal". Being a very unstable metal, pot metal hinges "explode", or "grow" as the metal oxidizes (or rusts). And, while the metal never appears 'rusty', in the common sense that it turns a redish/brownish color, tiny cracks start developing in the metal which cause it to get weak. Then, when someone tries to remove the hinge to refinish the piano, the hinge literally falls apart in their hands. Unfortunately, there is no other type of hinge that is an adequate replacement for the hinge. Even small regular-type hinges will elevate the flip board when it's closed, creating an open space between the flip board and the front of the key bed. And, not only does this detract from the appearance of the front of the piano, it also causes the fallboard (or key cover) to rest at an angle when it is closed.

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Since "Player-Care" is an internet business, I prefer that we correspond via E-Mail (click here to fill out the 'Request Form'). However, if I'm not in the middle of some other activity, you can reach me at 732-840-8787. But please understand that during the hours from 8AM-5PM EST (Mon-Sat), I'm generally quite busy. So, I probably won't answer the phone. If you get the answering machine, please leave a detailed message stating the reason for your call. Also, repeat your name and phone number clearly and distinctly. By necessity, I prioritize everything in my life. And, if you call and just leave your name and number, and ask me to call you back, it might be a day or two before I return your call. Why? Because I don't know why you want me to call and I might not be prepared to assist you in an effective and efficient manner. If you leave me an E-Mail address (which I prefer), spell it out phonetically. The more you do to help me, the more I can help you in return. Don't rush. You have four minutes to record your message.

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