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Upright Piano Tuning
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Upright Piano Tuning

Upright Piano Tuning To Save Your Strings

Upright piano tuning, like that for any piano, is best left to a specialist tuning technician who knows exactly what they are doing. There are a number of reasons why tuning a piano is best left to a professional, and the cost of buying the required tools is just one of them.

Piano tuning requires specialist tools and a skilled hand. The tools allow the technician to isolate a specific string, test its pitch, and change it as requires. Purchasing the wrong or substandard tools for the job could, at the very least, affect the sound your piano makes. However, incorrect use of the tools required could cause further problems, including broken strings. Piano strings are necessarily kept under a great deal of tension in order to create the different sounds and pitches. When the piano is tuned, the tension is adjusted. This is needed either because the string has stretched, which is common in newer pianos, or it is not being held in place and is slipping. The latter is more common with older pianos. As the adjustments are made, it is possible for strings to snap. Not only is this inconvenient, but it is also expensive. It should be noted that this can happen to even the most experienced technician while piano tuning, but it is more likely to happen more often if you are inexperienced and do not pay enough attention while adjusting the strings. Your pianos strings are not the only part you need to consider either, and an experienced technician is better placed to recognise other signs of wear or damage.

At Little & Lampert Pianos, we have more than just pianos for sale. We also provide a full range of piano services from removals to upright piano tuning within the London area. For further details on the services we provide, visit http://www.llpianos.co.uk/ or email your requirements to info@llpianos.com.