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STRAIGHT-STRUNG OR OVERSTUNG PIANO 

In a straight-strung piano, the strings run parallel throughout. An overstrung piano has the bass strings running across over the treble ( Steel wire ) strings. Over-stringing is preferable,as the string-length produces a much better sound.

A taller upright piano or longer grand piano produces bigger volume.

Its all in the string-length.

 

 PIANO TUNING 

Your piano should be tuned at least twice a year. If the piano is in constant use as a concert or recording instrument it will naturally require more frequent tuning. Not having the piano tuned for years is a false  

economy as it is difficult to return a neglected piano to good condition. Neglected pianos then need to have  

a pitch raise over all 200 strings which puts a lot of strain on the piano’s structure. It is impossible to make such a big jump in pitch and have a stable tuning. So what has to be done is first raise all the strings to their proper average tension before the piano can be tuned. Your precious piano will sound its best when tuned and maintained regularly.

 

 

 VOICING ( TONING )  

Voicing is the process by which the piano-tuner  tones the piano-hammers . People are quite surprised to know how the tuner has control over  the piano sound. Each instrument has a certain amount of potential and the job is to find the optimum sound . By manipulating the hammers the piano-tuner is able to produce an even and pleasing sound to suit you and the surrounding environment . This is an art just like a piano tuning or piano action regulation .

                                                                                                                                                                             

Get a qualified piano tuner to tune your piano , and for piano action ( mechanism ) regulating,you need a special qualified Technician / Builder        

                                                                           Contact me

 

 

 

PIANO MOVING AND TUNING   Contact Carriers

The moving alone can affect the piano tuning . Actually when the piano arrives at its new home , it will  pretty much in the same tune as it was , when it left the store / home . What will affect the piano is the new environment . If you have any concern that  this might be relevant , sound advice might be to put the piano  on a inside wall  away from draft and direct sunlight etc . Allow it to “ acclimatize “ for  at least two weeks,it  will stabilize and hold a tuning much better.       

 

 

REGULATING MECHANISM ( PIANO ACTION )

 

Piano action regulation is the art of adjusting  moving parts , to a 

specifications that make the piano

mechanism optimal and efficient to play.A piano action has close to 12,000 parts they are made of wood,felt,leather and metal etc. Wear and tear are constantly on all  components.Periodically you need to    adjust (regulate) the piano action (mechanism) into an optimal working order.

 

Professional piano player’s:

 

Teachers,pianists,composers and students,howplay Blues,Classical,Jazz,

Classical crossover,Baroque,Contemporary

and Impressionist music etc., they may preform with different finger techniques.

Therefore the mechanism must be adjusted to their requirements. Most new pianos are “ factory regulated “ to the manufacturers specification. These adjustments change with individual ways of playing , in a short time. Regulating is therefore necessary.It is possible to tailor the action to personal requirements.

 

The regulation should be done by a special qualified piano Technician/Builder.      Contact me

 

 

 

調整メカニズム

ピアノのアクションの調整は動く部品を調整することの技術であり、ピアノの組織をよくさせ、効率よく弾かせられるためです。アクションは 12000個ぐらいの部品があり、木材、フェルト、革、金属などから作られています。全ての部品は磨くにより損耗が常に起っています。そのた め定期的にそれを調整する必要があります。

 

プロのピアノ使用者

先生、ピアノリスト、作曲家、学生は自分なりの異なる指の技術でブルース、クラシカル、ジャズ、バロック、現代の、印象派の音楽などを弾きま す。そのため、ピアノは必ず使う人の要求に満足させるために調整されなければなりません。 殆どの新しいピアノは工場の設定となっていま す。 これらの調整は時には個人の弾き方により違いますので、調整が必要です.個人の要求によって調整することは可能です。

この調整は専門の資格を持つピアノの技術者或は製造者にしてもらわないといけないです。

 

 

 

调整机制(钢琴击弦机)

钢琴击弦机的调整是一种调整移动部件的艺术,它使钢琴结构最优化,最有效地被使用。击弦机是由近12000个由木头,毡子,皮和金属等材 料做 成的部件组成。所有的零件都不断地在磨损和损耗,所以需要定期地进行调整,使钢琴击弦机最优化。

专业钢琴演奏者

钢琴家,作曲家,教师,学生会用不同的手指技法弹奏蓝调音乐,古典,爵士,古典,现代,巴洛克,印象派音乐等,因此需要根据他们不同的要 求来 调整钢琴的机理。大多数新的钢琴都是按照工厂标准来设定的,这些调整在短时间内根据演奏者的弹奏方式而改变,所以调整是很必要的。可以调整击 弦机以适应个人的需求。

这些调整必需由专业的钢琴技师或制造师来进行。

 

 

 

 

BUYING A NEW GRAND OR UPRIGHT PIANO 

 

In general,if you find a reputable piano dealer,buying a new piano should be no problem. The choice of piano and /or brand is yours, and the amount you pay will, in general, be determined by the quality of the  instrument. 

When you are satisfied,purchase the one you have chosen as another of the same make and model could be quite different in sound and touch.

 

 

BUYING A SECOND HAND PIANO OR RESTORING YOUR OWN GRAND OR UPRIGHT PIANO

Once again if you buy from a reputable retailer or get it restored by a reputable tuner,technician or piano builder there should not be a  problem as the piano will have been professionally restored should not be a problem, as the piano will have been professionally restored where necessary,

        

 

 

WHAT CAUSES MY PIANO TO GO OUT OF TUNE ?

 

We have all experienced the high-humidity,which can cause our doors to stick and during dry times the sticking door mysteriously shrinks and opens very easily. In the same way the soundboard ( the speaker of your piano) swells,increasing its crown and stretching the piano strings to a higher pitch.During drytimes the tension will be lessened causing the pitch to drop.  

 

 

 

Soundboard the speaker off your piano

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND-BOARD CRACKS & BRIDGES.

 

(Just like previous text “refer to the above”)

 

Excessive temperature like:  

fireplaces,gas heaters,direct sunlight or heating vents blowing onto the piano can crack and split a soundboard (see photos ) as well as delaminate bridges

(see photos ) etc.

Additional damage: crack in pin block

( see photos ), unstable tuning (loos tuning pins) and loos action (mechanism) parts etc.

 

Excessive Humidity:  

✦ Rusty strings and pins.  ( see photos )

✦ Causing the pitch to go higher.

✦ Sticking keys and Hammers.

   ( see Photos )

✦ Sluggish action/mechanism etc.                     

 

 

CRACKED IRON FRAME.

Recommendation of dumping a piano , is the most difficult decision for a piano technician / builder has to make. Some cracks are non-repairable while others in a different section of the frame can be repaired.They are some cracks that do not pose a problem under tension at all. ( see Photos )

                                            STRAIGHT-STRUNG OR OVERSTUNG PIANO 

In a straight-strung piano, the strings run parallel throughout. An overstrung piano has the bass    

strings running across over the treble ( Steel wire ) strings. Over-stringing is preferable,as the 

string-length produces a much better sound.

A taller upright piano or longer grand piano produces bigger volume.

Its all in the string-length.

 

 

                                                                PIANO TUNING 

Your piano should be tuned at least twice a year. If the piano is in constant use as a concert or recording  

instrument it will naturally require more frequent tuning. Not having the piano tuned for years is a false  

economy as it is difficult to return a neglected piano to good condition. Neglected pianos then need to have  

a pitch raise over all 200 strings which puts a lot of strain on the piano’s structure. It is impossible to make  

such a big jump in pitch and have a stable tuning. So what has to be done is first raise all the strings to their  

proper average tension before the piano can be tuned. Your precious piano will sound its best when tuned  

and maintained regularly.

 

 

                                                         VOICING ( TONING )  

Voicing is the process by which the piano-tuner  tones the piano-hammers . People are quite surprised to  

know how the tuner has control over  the piano sound. Each instrument has a certain amount of potential  

and the job is to find the optimum sound . By manipulating the hammers the piano-tuner is able to produce  

an even and pleasing sound to suit you and the surrounding environment . This is an art just like a piano   

tuning or piano action regulation .

                                                                                                                                                                             

      Get a qualified piano tuner to tune your piano , and for piano action ( mechanism ) regulating   

                                      you need a special qualified Technician / Builder        

                                                                           Contact me

 

 

 

                                    PIANO MOVING AND TUNING   Contact Carriers

The moving alone can affect the piano tuning . Actually when the piano arrives at its new home , it will   

pretty much in the same tune as it was , when it left the store / home . What will affect the piano is the new   

environment . If you have any concern that  this might be relevant , sound advice might be to put the piano   

on a inside wall  away from draft and direct sunlight etc .  Allow it to “ acclimatize “ for  at least two weeks,     

it  will stabilize and hold a tuning much better.       

 

 

                                     REGULATING MECHANISM ( PIANO ACTION )

 

Piano action regulation is the art of adjusting  moving parts , to a specifications that make the piano   

mechanism optimal and efficient to play.A piano action has close to 12,000 parts they are made

of wood,felt,leather and metal etc. Wear and tear are constantly on all components.Periodically you need to    adjust (regulate) the piano action (mechanism) into an optimal working order.

 

                                                       Professional piano player’s:

 

Teachers,pianists,composers and students,how play Blues,Classical,Jazz,Classical crossover,Baroque, Contemporary,and Impressionist music etc., they may preform with different finger techniques.

Therefore the mechanism must be adjusted to their requirements. Most new pianos are “ factory regulated “ 

to the manufacturers specification. These adjustments change with individual ways of playing , in a

short time. Regulating is therefore necessary.It is possible to tailor the action to personal requirements.

 

The regulation should be done by a special qualified piano Technician/Builder.      Contact me

 

 

 

調整メカニズム

ピアノのアクションの調整は動く部品を調整することの技術であり、ピアノの組織をよくさせ、効率よく弾かせられるためです。アクションは 12000個ぐらいの部品があり、木材、フェルト、革、金属などから作られています。全ての部品は磨くにより損耗が常に起っています。そのた め定期的にそれを調整する必要があります。

 

プロのピアノ使用者

先生、ピアノリスト、作曲家、学生は自分なりの異なる指の技術でブルース、クラシカル、ジャズ、バロック、現代の、印象派の音楽などを弾きま す。そのため、ピアノは必ず使う人の要求に満足させるために調整されなければなりません。 殆どの新しいピアノは工場の設定となっていま す。 これらの調整は時には個人の弾き方により違いますので、調整が必要です.個人の要求によって調整することは可能です。

この調整は専門の資格を持つピアノの技術者或は製造者にしてもらわないといけないです。

 

 

 

调整机制(钢琴击弦机)

钢琴击弦机的调整是一种调整移动部件的艺术,它使钢琴结构最优化,最有效地被使用。击弦机是由近12000个由木头,毡子,皮和金属等材 料做 成的部件组成。所有的零件都不断地在磨损和损耗,所以需要定期地进行调整,使钢琴击弦机最优化。

专业钢琴演奏者

钢琴家,作曲家,教师,学生会用不同的手指技法弹奏蓝调音乐,古典,爵士,古典,现代,巴洛克,印象派音乐等,因此需要根据他们不同的要 求来 调整钢琴的机理。大多数新的钢琴都是按照工厂标准来设定的,这些调整在短时间内根据演奏者的弹奏方式而改变,所以调整是很必要的。可以调整击 弦机以适应个人的需求。

这些调整必需由专业的钢琴技师或制造师来进行。

 

 

 

 

                                    BUYING A NEW GRAND OR UPRIGHT PIANO 

 

In general,if you find a reputable piano dealer,buying a new piano should be no problem. The choice 

of piano and /or brand is yours, and the amount you pay will, in general, be determined by the quality          

of the  instrument. 

When you are satisfied,purchase the one you have chosen as another of the same make and model 

could be quite different in sound and touch.

 

 

                                           BUYING A SECOND HAND PIANO 

                                                        OR 

                   RESTORING YOUR OWN GRAND OR UPRIGHT PIANO

Once again if you buy from a reputable retailer or get it restored by a reputable tuner,technician or 

piano  builder there should not be a  problem as the piano will have been professionally restored

should not be a problem, as the piano will have been professionally restored where necessary,

        

 

 

                              WHAT CAUSES MY PIANO TO GO OUT OF TUNE ?

 

We have all experienced the high-humidity,which can cause our doors to stick and during dry times the   

sticking door mysteriously shrinks and opens very easily. In the same way the soundboard ( the speaker of 

your piano) swells,increasing its crown and stretching the piano strings to a higher pitch.During dry

times the tension will be lessened causing the pitch to drop.  

 

                                                      Soundboard the speaker off your piano!

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

                                            SOUND-BOARD CRACKS & BRIDGES.

 

                                        ( Just like  previous  text “refer to the above” )

 

Excessive temperature like:   fireplaces,gas heaters,direct sunlight or heating vents blowing onto the 

                                                     piano can crack and split a soundboard  ( see photos ) as well as     

                                                     delaminate bridges ( see photos ) etc.

            Additional damage:     crack in pin block ( see photos ) , unstable tuning (loos tuning pins) and loos

                                                     action (mechanism) parts etc.

 

         Excessive Humidity:   ✦ Rusty strings and pins.  ( see photos )

                                                 ✦ Causing the pitch to go higher.

                                                 ✦ Sticking keys and Hammers. ( see Photos )

                                                 ✦ Sluggish action etc.                     

 

 

                                                  CRACKED IRON FRAME.

Recommendation of dumping a piano , is the most difficult decision for a piano technician / builder has to 

make. Some cracks are non-repairable while others in a different section of the frame can be repaired.

They are some cracks that do not pose a problem under tension at all. ( see Photos )