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Broken or non-working parts
Parts break, come unglued, get stuck, fall off. Let me fix it so that you can get the most from playing your piano (and don't have to remember that the Bb below middle C doesn't work right).
Smoother, more responsive keys
Is your piano difficult to play?
Do some keys not always sound when played softly?
Do the keys feel too heavy?
Does it make funny sounds when you play?
You probably need some action regulation.
Broken, missing or old strings
Broken, missing strings can put stress on the hammers when they are not hitting all the strings they are designed to hit. And in certain places missing a string can cause the dampers to not damp the sound properly. I carry replacement wire and a variety of universal bass strings. Sometimes the old string can be salvaged. Sometimes it's better to put on a new string. A custom-made bass string might be better than a universal bass string. Let me check it out.
Changing the piano's sound
Much can be done to adjust the sound of a piano, from making a dull piano sound brighter or a harsh piano sound more mellow. There are a lot of different techniques involved in voicing including a variety of string adjustments as well as hammer adjustments. Let's get your piano sounding its very best!
A little or a lot
Whether it's just wiping out some of the dust or a thorough cleaning of the soundboard under the strings, between the tuning pins, or around and under the keys and action, I have the tools and techniques to get the job done.
Before buying let me check it
Like when buying a car, you want to make sure you don't go through the time and expense of buying a used piano and moving it to your home only to discover that it needs major repairs you cannot afford.
Let me come and inspect it and tell you what, if any, work it needs before you put your money down and move it into your home.
Don't be caught buying a large, heavy plant and picture holder!
Certified Dampp-Chaser Installer
A Dampp-Chaser Piano Saver Humidity Control System can keep your piano from going out of tune so fast and keep soundboards and action parts from drying out too much or getting overly humidified. See how affordable these systems can be, especially if you have gotten a quote from someone else.