I store sleeping bags under the piano, as acoustic dampers. Otherwise, my eardrums meet in the middle of my head when I practice. I had a sleeping bag to replace under there today, and found this:
Any pianist worth their fingernails should be alarmed when suddenly confronted with a large cabinet bolt lying under the harp.
A brief search revealed where it had come from:
Worse and worse! This means that over 700 pounds of metal and wood under a whole lotta pressure has been sitting on a peg leg and not bolted in. The other bolt was in, but not tight.
Fortunately, I had a socket wrench, and disaster was averted.
Can you imagine if that had given way during a lesson or rehearsal??
I’m checking all the legs now!