Where possible, your piano will be tuned to concert Pitch. (A440). Some older pianos are not stable at concert pitch, therefore a lower pitch may need to be set in order to achieve a stable tune across the piano.
Most manufacturers recommend pianos be tuned at 6 to 12 month intervals. This ensures a stable tune for longer periods of time between visits. A Standard tune normally take 1.5 hours.
A pitch raise may be necessary if your piano hasn’t been tuned for some time, or if your piano is subject to extreme changes in weather conditions over a prolonged period of time. The process requires the pitch of the piano to be brought up to concert pitch through a couple of quick tunes before a final tune is completed. This is normally completed in the same visit. Subsequent visits maybe necessary if the piano was originally well down on pitch. A pitch raise and tune generally takes around 2 hours to complete.
Piano Tuning is only part of an overall piano service. A full piano service looks after the rigorous touch and tone of the piano.
The action is the mechanical part of the piano that transfers the motion of the fingers on the keys to the hammers that strike the strings. There are over 35 points of adjustments per note on a grand piano and 25 points on an upright piano. Each note requires adjustments to critical tolerances to be able to respond to a pianist’s every command. Regulation attends to the touch and uniform responsiveness, all vital to making each performance pleasurable. In addition, regulation ensures that your instrument is capable of producing a wide dynamic range, a critical factor particularly in pianissimo passages.
Most manufacturers recommend pianos be regulated ever 5 Years.
Precision Piano Tuning offers a mobile piano repair service. Most piano repairs are affordable and can be completed in the home environment. Some common in home repairs are:
– String replacement
– Key Top repairs
– Broken or Missing Hammers
– Sticking or sluggish notes
– Reshaping Worn Hammers
– Repairing worn piano parts
– Action rebuilding
– damper refelting
Ask us about our piano cleaning service.