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Piano restoration repair

An interesting job. 1875 Lipp

              This is an interesting job. An 1875 Rich Lipp & Sohn upright piano. The Story. My customer contacted us to get this Rich Lipp & Sohn piano playing. Her father has been placed in a home and the piano was in her family home. My customer remembered the piano from her childhood. However dad was a Mr fix it and had done some home repaires to the piano. The tuning plank has splits in many places and the piano was untunable. So the chal...

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Over Damper conversion to Under Damper – Technician Info

                  Schwechten over damper piano converted to an under damper piano   This blog is for general information for piano technicians and the general public that have an interest in having a conversion done on a Bird Cage or Over Damper Conversion to Under Damper Action piano. This work should only be undertaken by a trained ARPT registered Master piano Technician. What is the difference between an Over Damper or Bird Cage ...

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Inside Piano Tuning

So what makes a great piano tuning? I think understanding the piano being tuned and having a full knowledge of tuning. So what about tuning. There are several parts as i see it. Piano manufactures scaling. That is the tension on the string by the thickness of the string by the length of the string to achieve the frequency and tone of the note. That takes us to the voice of the piano. Some pianos are manufactured to give a bright harsh tone and some a soft mellow tone.   Far left:┬áSmal...

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Chocolate Song

About the Chocolate Song When tuning pianos I sometimes teach a child or adult the Chocolate song. This has been happening for about 20 years and about 10 years ago a young man came up to me in the street and said "Are you Mr Bailey" I said yes and he said. You changed my life. I was surprised and said how? Well a long time ago you taught me the Chocolate Song when you tuned my piano. It was great and it got me going with piano. Music is a big part of my life now. so much so i went to uni and studied to become a ...

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