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Kawai RX-7 Semi-Concert Grand FOR SALE
The answer may surprise you, since there is no simple answer. The cost can depend more or less on the condition and age of the piano, when it was tuned last, and the area/service region in which you live, which also determines the tuner's price, and local economic market.
Wireless iPad piano control is now possible with PNO3 made by QRS Music Technologies.
Piano room placement is equally as critical and important as choosing and maintaining your piano, long-term. Learn where to place your piano, in a room.
Bad piano appraisal advice can be found all over the internet. Learn how to protect yourself, here.
Piano caster cups serve several purposes: to (1) keep your piano from rolling, which can cause (2) injury to others, (3) damaged property, and (4) dented floors.
Piano care tips every piano owner needs to know. Learn 8 of the most important piano care tips to help extend the life of your piano.
Cory Care Products are a truly unique and world class piano polish, conditioner, and cleaner product line.
Hands Off® Piano Fallboard Lock is the perfect solution to keeping your piano secure.
What is A440hz? Why are pianos and orchestras mostly tuned to A440hz?
QRS vs PianoDisc: While the two player piano systems are similar in terms of features, the benefits of each are unique and different.
Kimball pianos company history and serial numbers can be found on this page.
Kranich and Bach piano values, history, and serial numbers can be found on this page.
Lyon and Healy pianos history and serial numbers can be found on this page.
Yamaha Grey Market Piano Review. Do you live in North America and love the Yamaha brand? Before buying a used Yamaha piano, read this first.
Piano covers serve a two-fold purpose for your piano. Both aesthetic and practical. Learn why investing in a piano cover can save you thousands over the course of the piano's lifetime.
Fire Damage Piano Restoration. Pulled from the flames, brought back to its original glory.
At the bare minimum? Twice per year.
But the REAL answer may surprise you.
While there may be no substitute for a professional piano tuner, you can learn how to "touch-up" your piano in between tunings, with a little time, patience, and practice.
Watch the video below and learn more!
Seeking a piano tuner? Hire one HERE in Riverside, Corona, San Bernardino, & Orange County, CA
Piano tuners service visit. How can you best prepare for your piano's service appointment? Read here to find out.
The tone quality of your piano is influenced by several factors. What are these factors? How can they be improved to help your piano sound like new again?
A piano manufacturers warranty covers pianos 100%. Customers are under no obligation to (1) tune the piano annually (2) use a professional mover (3) place the piano away from sunlight. Is this fair?
Padded piano covers can provide a safeguard and protection for your piano's keys, interior, and the cabinet's finish.
Piano Life Saver FAQs. The Dampp Chaser humidity control system, frequently asked questions.
Looking to buy a used piano? Here are 6 important questions to consider before you buy one.
When old piano strings break. What damage is likely to occur to a piano that hasn't been tuned in 25+ years?
Learn how to buy a used piano using this comprehensive checklist. Before you spend a penny, review all 50+ checkpoints.
The Piano Life Saver System – An overview of your piano's humidifier and dehumidifier system.
As one of several piano technicians who serve out in the field (on this site), yesterday I had the opportunity of tuning a 10+ year old Kohler & Campbell baby grand (made by Samick in Korea ).
I tested a few notes on the piano before I began. The piano was more than 35 cents flat and had not been tuned in 5+ years. The mid-treble was very bright, and didn't even 'match' the highest treble and lowest bass notes' 'voice'.
After raising the pitch <50 cents (the piano was affirmatively a half step flat), stretching each individual string to exactly where you could actually "feel" the string reach it's intended point of 'apogee', the results were absolutely fascinating.
After playing a few chords and testing various intervals and octaves, "tone clusters", and the entire keyboard as a whole, I simply couldn't believe my ears.
I could only compare the experience to playing a $60,000+ hand made Mason & Hamlin Model A (5' 8") or AA (6' 4").
This outcome for me, had proven one thing about the world of pianos: more often than not, you get what you pay for.
Today had proved to be the exception.
The lesson? Thoroughly play, feel, listen to, and test each piano [brand or model] before you decide to buy any one in particular.
Observe how it stacks up against the more expensive competition, and allow your fingers and ears to tell you the difference.