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Humidity effects on pianos

Humidity can affect the tuning and general play-ability of your piano. The most change with tuning will occur in the middle section of the piano close to what piano tuners call the center break. On an over strung piano the bass strings run over the mid and treble strings and at the point this happens this is called the center break. The pitch change mostly happens from the break through to about an octave toward the middle of the piano. Some piano makes are affected more than others and a younger piano will ...

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