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Why different styles of pianos sound different

Piano tone is generally related to what you grew up listening to. If you have grown up listening to Yamaha pianos, then generally that’s the tone that you like. If you’ve grown up listening to a Kawai piano, then that’s the tone that you like. If you’ve grown up listening to an old-style piano, then that’s the tone that you are drawn to. So, there is no good or bad tone of pianos there is just tone. When you are wanting to purchase a piano, you will be drawn to the tone of the piano that you relate to ...

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How to install castor wheels on small pianos

Installing or replacing existing castor wheels can be quite a complex process and care must be taken to ensure the piano remains safe while doing this process. Not only do the castors need to be strong enough to hold the weight of the piano, but they must also be small enough to ensure the piano’s pedals are not too high. Further, upright pianos are very back-heavy, meaning that they have an uneven centre of gravity, adding castor wheels that are too high can cause the piano to fall backwards. To further ensure t...

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How to prevent moths in your piano

It's incredibly important to tune your piano regularly. If your piano is not being played, then we'd recommend not leaving if for any more than 2 years. On a recent tuning trip, I was asked to tune a 12 year old piano. I had previously been tuning it quite frequently - but changes in the family meant that it wasn't being used as often, so now I head out there every 2 years! While tuning the piano, I noticed in the break of the keys, a moth hole. It was located in the back touch felt.     ...

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What is Pianomation?

Pianomation is a device that will play a piano the way a professional pianist will play and can be fitted to your piano so you can have the piano playing while you do your jobs around the house. You can have guests for dinner and you can have dinner music play straight from your own piano with the keys going up and down as well. Remember the old pianola piano that you put a paper roll into and the piano would play it self with you peddling. Pianomation is the modern form of the pianola! Why not just put on...

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