There was a fad for a while back in the 60s where they had contests to see who could destroy a piano with sledge hammer and axes, and pass the parts through various sized holes. Eight inch holes for newbie amateurs, and a much more stinggent 2 inch hole for professionals.

This was usually an event for the state fairs along with the more redneck destruction derby crowds! But some were artistic purrformances!

The upright category was less dangerous, as there were some unfortunate injuries when contestants fractured a grand piano lyre without de-stressing the strings generating 15-30,000 pounds of pressure.

Its much safer to burn them from a distance which produces totally different tones and timbre!


Last edited by TatumAH; 02/19/21 02:36 AM.

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