Israel Stein, Registered Piano Technician, whose feats of repair have earned him national recognition, descended upon my humble abode like the fix-it fairy, and banished my sustain pedal noise forever! (Count on it for the years remaining in my playing lifetime)
Trouble-shooting as he went along, Stein diagnosed the problem and followed through in graduated steps that are memorialized in this video.
Thanks, Israel for a job well done!
Now on to tuning the Steinway grand at the end of May!