Q. How often should I tune My Piano?
A. Manufacturers recommend tuning your piano 3 to 4 times the first year, and every 6 months to a year after that. Humidity and temperature change are the biggest factors in tuning stability. As the seasons change, so does the tuning on your piano, even if it doesn't get played very often.
Q. What is a pitch raise?
A. If a piano hasn't been tuned in a long time, it can go so flat, that it just can't be brought up to pitch with one fine tuning. If this is the case, a pitch raise will be necessary to bring it back up to standard pitch. A pitch raise is a quick tuning to get the piano close to pitch. Then a good fine tuning will be possible.
Q. What is A-440?
A. A-440 is standard pitch. It means that the string for the middle A note vibrates at 440 times per second to produce that pitch. all other notes are then tuned according to that note.
Q. What is regulation?
A. The piano action has over 9000 moving parts, and there are approximately 10 adjustments per key to make all of these parts play correctly. Over time, with wear and humidity change, these parts go out of adjustment, causing poor performance and touch from your piano. A regulation is then required to bring the performance of your piano back to its fullest potential.
Q. Is my old piano worth restoring?
A. In many cases, the answer is yes. In many cases, the quality of these old pianos far surpasses the new pianos being made today. While you can purchase a brand new Chinese piano for a low cost, the quality of materials and workmanship does not compare to the piano you may already have.
Q. Can a player system be added to any piano?
A. In most cases, the answer is yes. There are a few small uprights where a player system should not be added to the piano, or it just won't fit.