Piano Repair and Regulation
Pianos can last for hundreds of years, but only with the proper care and attention. Over time the mechanisms in a piano will become less precise. After all, these mechanisms are simply a system of levers and parts acting in a sequence. To make this system as accurate as it was when you first welcomed your piano into your home, turn to Knoxville Piano for the best piano repair and regulation services.
With over 20 years in the piano business, Knoxville Piano’s Sevan Takvoryan is an expert in piano repair and regulation. Just as repair for a car will be unique to that vehicle, the repair work your piano needs will be catered to the instrument. You’ll have a full consultation before we start any repair work to determine what exactly your piano requires.
Piano regulation, or the process of resetting the piano mechanism to its highest level of playability, is equally important to the quality of a piano as proper repair is. Many people, however, don’t think about regulation or know why it is important to the instrument.
How does piano regulation impact its performance?
The purpose of piano regulation is to compensate for various factors that affect a piano’s performance over time. These factors include dimensional changes in wood and wool parts from changes in humidity, the effects of wear, and the compacting and settling of cloth, felt, and buckskin. Regulation focuses on these three systems in the piano that are all critical in making it play correctly:
The action: A piano’s mechanical system that is made of more than 9,000 parts. The action transfers the fingers’ motion on the keys to the hammers that strike the strings.
The trapwork: The piano’s system of levers, dowels, and springs that connects the action to the pedals. The trapwork will affect the piano’s dynamics.
The damper system: The mechanical part of a piano that stops the string’s vibration when the finger releases a key. The pedal systems and keys control the damper system.
If you’re noticing that your piano is lacking sensitivity to touch or has decreased dynamic ranges, you may want to consider bringing it to Knoxville Piano for regulation. Uneven keys or touch is also a good indication that your piano is in need of regulation.
Speak with Sevan Takvoryan, the expert in piano repair and regulation, at Knoxville Piano today. Call us at (865) 659-2077 or fill out the simple online form for a speedy response.