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Tuning a Piano After Moving to a new location

| March 30, 2013

With spring time upon us, many households are moving to new locations.  If you have a piano, there’s the consideration of when to have it tuned. If there is little difference in the humidity of the new location (for example from 42% relative humidity to 45%R.H.) the piano can be tuned right away.  However, if […]

Piano Strings Breaking?: High-Tension vs Low-Tension String Types

| March 25, 2013

People sometimes ask, “Why are my strings breaking on my new piano?”  I played the same loudly-sustained Gospel music on my grandmother’s old spinet in Atlanta, and the strings never broke.”  Good question! Some new pianos, made with softer piano soundboard rims (such as Philippine mahogany) are strung with high-tension strings, which are designed to bring […]

Pitch Adjustment -Why is it sometimes needed with a piano tuning?

| March 19, 2013

Pitch Adjustment Described: Pitch Adjustment, Pitch Raise, or Pre-tensioning  are similar terms. When the piano strings are too sharp or too flat to hold a piano tuning (in only one piano tuning pass) a  pitch adjustment is needed first.  This will position the strings close enough in tune, so the fine tuning can be performed, to set […]

I have a piano at my home in Atlanta that we don’t play. Should I have my piano tuned?

| March 16, 2013

We sometimes get calls from piano owners in Atlanta who have not had their piano tuned for decades.  While it may not be essential to have your piano tuned every year if you are not playing the instrument, to protect your investment for resale value it is often best to keep the piano tuned at […]

What Year was this Piano Made? I’m Looking To Buy A Used Piano in Atlanta, GA

| March 9, 2013

Inside the piano usually on the plate near the piano tuning pins is the unique serial number for that piano manufacturer.   Normally the piano brand name (Steinway, Knabe, Chickering, Sohmer, Mason & Hamlin, Kimball…)  is on the piano fall board which is the piece of the cabinet that covers the piano keys.   How does the piano serial number help me find the year my piano was manufactured?   Once you know […]

Piano tuning cost and piano tuner prices? Piano Tuning Atlanta by Charity 770-876-7340 (call or text)

| March 4, 2013

Pricing can range depending on the work involved.   When a piano is more than 7% out of tune, a pitch adjustment is required first to get the strings close enough in tune to perform a 2nd fine tuning to the A440 standard pitch.   To save you money, both the pitch adjustment and fine tuning […]

Looking to buy a used starter piano? What are the best piano brands to purchase for quality investment?

| March 2, 2013

If affordability is not an big  issue, Steinway is a great first choice for a used piano brand, as they have been well made for many decades and are often worth repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing.  Piano tuners enjoy tuning quality pianos and you will enjoy a more pleasing tone playing your instrument.  Lower quality pianos, […]

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