Second Hand Upright Piano For Sale
Second Hand Upright Piano For Sale - What Are Underdampers?
Second hand upright piano for sale options are numerous in the UK. When you’re looking at used pianos of all varieties, you might be a bit confused by some of the terminology and it can put you off purchasing a piano at all. One of these questions can be whether the piano is underdamped or overdamped.
One of the benefits of modern upright pianos is that they are underdamped. This means that the dampers in the piano are located under the hammers and this is a much more effective method of damping the strings. Overdampers were common in pianos manufactured before the 1930s and are identifiable by looking in from the top to see whether there’s a wooden rail holding the dampers and obscuring the hammers from view. These old upright pianos are generally worn out and this is why purchasing pianos for sale from advertisements in local media or online can be dangerous. Don’t be seduced by the low costs of second hand pianos for sale: you’ll often end up paying for it in other ways. For example, inferior older pianos will often be given free to good homes, but they may require excessive levels of maintenance or be damaged in one way or other. When looking for upright used pianos, then, try searching through reputable piano dealers first. The stocks of these dealers are sometimes available online and, at the very least, the piano firm should have a good web presence. Don’t buy an upright piano from an individual or a company who doesn’t know their stuff.
Little & Lampert Pianos specialise in piano sales, renovation and removals. If you’re looking for a second hand upright piano for sale, try us before anyone else. We promise an excellent service for piano buyers of all types. You can call us for information on 01923 820 470 or visit http://www.llpianos.co.uk/ today.