Does your piano need a tune, service or regulation?
Our PianoMax qualified technicians can attend to all your piano servicing needs...for student models to concert grand pianos.
Most pianos are tuned to a string frequency of 440Hz. ie. The "A" string above middle 'C' is tuned to oscillate 440 times per second. This is also referred to as "Concert Pitch" in musical terms.
The periodic regularity of how often a piano needs to be tuned can vary greatly. A piano experiencing drastic changes in temperature or played heavily for long periods is likely to need more tuning than usual.
As a general rule, most domestic pianos do not need to be tuned more than twice per year-in some cases perhaps once per year. However, to enjoy a piano it must be in tune, therefore if your piano does not sound as it should, have it tuned.
By leaving your piano tuning for long periods, you may need to have more than one tuning to bring it back to it's proper level of performance.
The tonal quality of your piano is determined by character of the felt covering the hammers that strike the strings. The resiliency of this felt is adjusted at the factory as part of the manufacturing process. With much use, the felt can become 'hard =packed- and the strings may cut into the outer surface of the felt. The result is likely to be harsh, unpleasant tone.
The remedy for this problem is called 'Voicing" a service that can be done in the home. However, not all piano-tuners are trained in the art of 'Voicing", and unhappily there are many instances where an untrained person has irreparably damaged the hammers resulting in complete replacement. If you think you need someone to 'Voice' your piano, contact Pianomax to have a trained technician attend to this important procedure!
The piano's action is the ingenious mechanism that transmits the pressure of fingers on the piano keys to the relative hammers. Regulation refers to the process of ensuring that all parts of the action are performing correctly to factory specifications. The advice given above in relation to 'voicing' is equally important in respect of action regulation.
Be mindful to have only a qualified and trained technician work on your piano.
PianoMax technicians have had extensive training both at the major piano
factories and completed tertiary qualifications in piano technology. They are equipped to provide you with a premium level of service for your piano.
All work provided is at competitive rates and carries the PianoMax satisfaction guarantee.