Piano Tuning is the maintenance of piano string tension. The piano was designed to withstand and sustain a certain pressure from the strings, which even in smaller pianos is greater than 60,000 lbs whether you play or not. When humidity changes, the wood reacts to the change, absorbing or losing moisture. This causes a change in pressure in the strings and that is why your piano goes out of tune more when you start heating your home in the fall, and again when you stop heating your home in the spring.
Remember to have your piano tuned at least twice each year
and have the piano
action regulation performed every
two years unless you have a
humidity control system installed.
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Piano Voicing - Voicing is the adjustment of the tone quality. Hammers are generally flexible in the type of tone that they are able to produce. It's true that different brands of piano hammers cater to various tastes and applications, as well as playing different styles of music. For example, the German Abel Hammer was always a better choice for a heavy heamer that gives a broad and deep tone; Renner Blue hammers were always top of the line for light and sensitive, precise tone. The hammer felt can be adjusted to be brighter or softer to compensate for acousical imperfections in the instrument and to ensure a smooth transition between registers. "Doping"or treating with lacquers or hammer treating liquids is a big no-no, as there is no way back from that technique. Very often over-done by many semi-amateur technicians in an attempt to make the piano tone brighter. Not a good option and if you are not prepared to change your piano hammers, ask your technician not to implement that kind of technique.
Our professional piano technicians and piano tuners are
the finest in the country, selected and trained by our family to
perform to the highest standards and exceed our customers'
expectations. Piano Tuning is performed by ear, unless requested otherwise. Our
piano tuners and piano technicians take great pride in the art of
piano service. Every piano tuner and piano technician working
with our company has a minimal experience of 20+ years in
piano repairrestoration and maintenance, as well as
We service the most prestigious venues including
Rockefeller Center's Rainbow Room, Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher
Hall, had the pleasure of tuning pianos for performances of many
famous musicians, including Alecia Keys, Jay-Z, Tony Bennet's Band,
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action regulation must be
performed at least every two years on any piano to maintain
the right touch and prolong the life of the piano action.
Basic Piano Tuning
to keep proper string tension, every piano must be tuned at
least twice per year, if moderately used. For heavy or
professional use more frequent service is required. In
concert halls and recording studios, the piano is typically
tuned before each performance. The tuning schedule
should coincide with the heating cycle of the room in which
the piano is located. After the beginning of a heating
cycle, in the fall, allow the piano to acclimate to the new
humidity level for two to three weeks and then have it
tuned. Likewise, after the end of a heating cycle, in
the spring, wait two to three weeks after the heat has been
turned off and then have it tuned.
Piano Pitch Raise:
If your piano has not been
tuned in a long time (more than a couple years), one piano tuning may not
bring your piano back into concert pitch. Also, the piano may not hold
the tuning as long as a regularly-maintained piano would. This is
because Piano strings are designed to be kept under a certain amount of
pressure and when this pressure is not maintained and suddenly applied, the
piano strings will stretch out and go back approximately half way from the
original position. A second and sometimes third and fourth
tuning may be required to bring the strings to a stable point, and the piano
will eventually hold the tuning. The consecutive piano tunings may be
done in one sitting, or can be spread out over a period of a few weeks to a
couple months. Our experienced piano technicians will be able to
advise the best method, depending on the current condition of your piano and
the stability of the climate around the piano.
In a grand piano and any upright piano, string tension is
tens of thousands of pounds. If you let the piano go out of tune for a
long time, the string tension fluctuates by thousands of pounds with each
passing season, causing major warping and cracking in the hardwoods,
soundboard and bridges.
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Custom pin blocks
Remanufactured for a superior grip and precise, even tuning.
With cracks in the pinblock, the piano will lose it's ability to
hold a tuning
and will go out of tune more and more often until it's not
serviceable. Click on the photos below to see what a cracked
tuning pin block looks like.
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hear a perfect A440 pitch and play an "A" on your piano at
the same time. If you hear a pattern of repeating
beats, your piano is out of tune! If the "A" note on
your piano sounds like a completely different note, your
piano may need a
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