Full Service Piano Tuning

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           Full Service Piano Tuning
           by Jack Houweling


A full service is more than just tuning. With more than 7500 parts just in the action alone, a qualified technician can easily understand the piano and do what is necessary to bring the piano to a maximum playing condition.
The list below is a sample of what a technician can go through very efficiently in a full service appointment making necessary adjustments and refinements.
First I will remove case parts then play every key, inspect bridge, strings, soundboard and pedals and so on, meanwhile keeping mental notes or mark with chalk anything that needs attention.
Then I start with first tuning and make a plan of what I can do nest to better improve the piano.
This is just a rough guide but an experience technician can assess a piano very quickly and make the best changes to your piano to improve it, giving you most bang for your buck.
Depending on each piano and condition 1 ½ -2 hrs.  will bring your piano to a higher level of performance.
Pianos need regular maintenance and tuning alone will not be enough. Make sure to ask
your technician for a full service,  tell him any concerns you may have. 
            



                        FULL SERVICE PIANO TUNING
                                        Checklist
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ust pedals                                            titg
Inspection, test keys-touch and tone
Pitch correction or first tuning
Clean, lube
Minor repairs, regulation, voicing
Fine concert tuning

                  

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