PIANO REGULATION IN LONDON
If your piano has a reduced dynamic range, is less responsive than it should be or has sticky notes, we advise you to have your piano regulated. Uneven key heights can also indicate that regulation is required. Pianos that are not regulated properly can be very difficult to control, meaning you cannot play the piano with controlled dynamics.
More severe problems such as a sluggish action or hammers with deep grooves in them require more intensive regulation and repairs to be carried out. Get in touch with us and we can provide you with a quote for any work that needs doing.
Regulation of a piano involves adjusting the many mechanical parts that are found in the piano action. These adjustments compensate for the effects of general wear that are caused by usage, such as the settling and compaction of cloth and felt and the wearing down of the wood and hammers. These parts can also be affected by atmospheric changes.
There are three systems that are adjusted during a piano regulation, the playing action, the pedal trapwork and the damper system.
The action is compromised of over 9,000 parts which are adjusted to critical tolerances to provide a fast and sensitive response to the pianist.
The pedal trapwork is comprised of a number of levers, springs and dowels that connect the pedals to the action, allowing the pianist to change the sustain and dynamics of the piano.
The damper system stops the vibration of the string when the key or pedal is released.
Why do I need to regulate my piano?
Regulating your piano ensures that its action is responsive and easy to control, and that your piano has the broadest dynamic range. Keeping your piano regulated means that you can control the dynamics of your playing and you are able to play each note without any issues. Over time, your piano will become unregulated and you will need to regulate it. Our professional team of piano technicians can be called to your doorstep to offer a top-quality piano regulation service that will allow you to stay in control of your playing.