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Warning Signs that Your Piano Needs Repair – Pt. 2

grand piano in a beautiful white room with large windowIn our last post, we discussed how tinny sounds, soft keys, and continuously falling out of tune could be your piano’s way of saying that it is in need of repairs. In this post, we’ll show you three more warning signs to look out for.

Pedals Losing Tension

Healthy pianos have tension when you push down on them. To sustain notes, or quiet your piano, you need to make sure these three pedals have the right amount of tension. If you notice that the pedals have lost their effectiveness, it is time to get your piano repaired.

Wobbly Legs and Wheels

If your piano legs or wheels are wobbling, you need to get your piano repaired as soon as possible. You cannot risk having your piano falling apart while you are playing. A qualified piano repair person can make the legs steady again so you can get back to practice.

Cosmetic Damage

Pianos can undergo cosmetic damage over the years, from scratches and nicks to broken pieces. If your piano no longer looks as beautiful as it did when you purchased it, you may want to get the cosmetic damages repaired.

When your piano is damaged and no longer plays as beautifully as it should, contact Main Street Music for instrument repair in Boston.

Warning Signs that Your Piano Needs Repair – Pt. 1

close up of piano keysYour piano is a delicate instrument that must be properly cared for. However, even with regular tuning and maintenance, some issues can arise with your instrument. If you notice any of the following, it may be time to call Main Street Music for piano repair in Boston:

The Piano is Continuously Out of Tune

Every pianist knows that their instrument needs regular tuning to stay in shape. It is also important to keep track of how often your piano is tuned. At most, you will need to tune it once or twice a year depending on the age of the piano. If you find yourself getting your piano tuned too frequently because the instrument is constantly drifting out of tune, it may be time to get repairs.

Soft Keys

Piano keys should have a decent rebound when struck. If your piano keys fall when you press them, you will need to have your piano repaired. The bounce in the keys is essential for good piano playing.

Tinny Sound

If you notice that the piano sounds a bit tinny, this is a sign that the hammers need to be repaired. Strings sound tinny when struck with something hard, so the padding on the hammers may have worn away.

These are just three of the warning signs that your piano needs repair services. Stay tuned for our next post, where we will discuss three additional signs that it’s time to have your piano repaired.

The Benefits of Tuning Your Piano Regularly

piano tuning walthamTuning a piano can be a tedious process, but it is necessary for keeping your piano in optimal condition. Your instrument’s value depends on its condition, so you need to keep it in good shape in case you ever need to sell. If you play frequently, keeping your piano in tune also ensures that you can get beautiful sound-quality every time.

Preventing Damage

Pianos are incredibly complex and delicate instruments. If one part is not in optimal condition, the quality of the instrument suffers. Regular piano tuning is needed to ensure that the strings maintain the correct tension at all times. The tension of the strings affects other delicate parts of the piano, and incorrect (or lack of) tuning can lead to expensive repairs.

The More You Tune, the Less You Need to Tune

Regular tunings mean that you will have to tune your piano less over time. This depends on the quality and health of your piano as well as the climate of your piano room. As a general rule of thumb, new pianos require two to four tunings in their first year, and at least 2 in their second year. Older, well-kept pianos can be tuned once a year.

A Professional Can Spot Issues

When you hire a professional for piano tuning, they can spot issues that you may miss. A piano tuner who is trained in piano maintenance can detect a small problem before it results in significant damage. Schedule regular piano tuning in Waltham with Main Street Music Boston, and our team will ensure that your instrument keeps performing at its best.

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