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Reshaping Piano Hammers

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Reshaping Piano Hammers

When a piano hammer becomes compacted and grooved, a trained piano technician can reshape the hammer to restore the proper strike point and improve the tone of the piano. 

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Aural vs. Electronic Piano Tuning

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Aural vs. Electronic Piano Tuning

Just as an author must master their language, a piano technician must master the theory of piano tuning. The technician must know what makes a proper tuning and how it is achieved, by ear and by machine. Once the technician has done so, they can achieve equally beautiful and correct tunings by both methods. 

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There Are No "Free" Pianos

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There Are No "Free" Pianos

As a piano technician, I am often called upon to service pianos that people have newly acquired for free. Sometimes these pianos are legitimate, fully-functioning pianos. Most of the time they are not worth the fuel required to haul them to the dump. 

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