Quick Guide

Piano Tuning Phoenix by Wes Flinn RPT

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Quick Guide

— by Wes Flinn RPT

Quick Guide on Tuning Questions:

Schimmel — Konzert Grand Ebony

Schimmel —
Konzert Grand
Ebony

Schimmel —
Konzert Upright
White

Schimmel — Konzert Upright White

Tuning to meet Warranty Requirements

Tune 2 times each year to satisfy owner responsibilities in warranties

Tuning New Pianos

Tune every 90 days and each 120 days thereafter, during first year of service

Tuning Older Pianos

Tune according to use and owner preference, 2 times a year best, as needed

Are 6–month tunings best for a piano?

See “6-Month Piano tuning Cycles” for background to 6-month tuning concept

? Piano Maintenance Programs
— What’s That ?

It’s calendar and use based maintenance
— click link at the right for details →


Do weather , temperature and humidity affect piano tunings?

See this article for answers — from “The Piano Book” by Larry Fine

Are humidifiers and air circulators necessary for piano care?

Either or both can improve piano tuning characteristics —
Ask your technician for advice before purchasing or installing these devices

Are “ tuning” and “regulation” the same?

No — these are two different procedures for a piano

Tuning is the adjustment of string tensions, to give musical “pitch” to a piano

Regulation is adjustment, lubrication of moving parts inside piano, called

the “action” — Tuning is done in time intervals, like each 4 to 6 months, etc.

Regulation is done only when needed — not often for home pianos

What is “voicing”?

Voicing adjusts the tone quality of a piano, through various procedures applied to the hammers and strings. Voicing is done only when needed, or when requested to satisfy an owner’s or performer’s preference about tone quality

Piano buying tips, piano market values

Authority used by everyone—new customers, owners, the piano trade—is:
“The Piano Book” by Larry Fine, at bookstores or www.PianoBook.com, and
its marketplace companion, “Piano Buyer” at www.PianoBuyer.com

Other useful websites: rennerusa.com, schimmel-piano.de, petrof.com, kawaius.com, boesendorfer.com, steinway.com

Piano Tuners — where can you find them?

Voicing adjusts the tone quality of a piano, through various procedures applied to the hammers and strings. Voicing is done only when needed, or when requested to satisfy an owner’s or performer’s preference about tone quality

PTG — Piano Technicians Guild

913-432-9975

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