BORDER PIANOS

Piano Tuning, Servicing & Repairs

Many factors cause pianos to go out of tune, particularly atmospheric changes. For

instance, changes in humidity will affect the pitch of a piano; high humidity causes

the sound board to swell, stretching the strings and causing the pitch to go sharp,

while low humidity has the opposite effect.

Changes in temperature can also affect the overall pitch of a piano.

In newer pianos the strings gradually stretch and wooden parts compress, causing

the piano to go flat, while in older pianos the tuning pins (that hold the strings in

tune) can become loose and don't hold the piano in tune as well.

Frequent and hard playing can also cause a piano to go out of tune.

For these reasons, many piano manufacturers recommend that new pianos be

tuned four times during the first year and twice a year thereafter.

Tel: 01250 875196 Mob: 07544 310867 Email: graham@grahamwands.co.uk

Many factors cause pianos to go out of tune,

particularly atmospheric changes. For instance,

changes in humidity will affect the pitch of a piano;

high humidity causes the sound board to swell,

stretching the strings and causing the pitch to go

sharp, while low humidity has the opposite effect.

Changes in temperature can also affect the overall

pitch of a piano.

In newer pianos the strings gradually stretch and

wooden parts compress, causing the piano to go

flat, while in older pianos the tuning pins (that hold

the strings in tune) can become loose and don't hold

the piano in tune as well.

Frequent and hard playing can also cause a piano

to go out of tune.

For these reasons, many piano manufacturers

recommend that new pianos be tuned four times

during the first year and twice a year thereafter.

Tel: 01250 875196 Mob: 07544 310867 Email: graham@grahamwands.co.uk
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