Thursday, June 18, 2015

Piano regulated

Thane Y. suggested I consider getting my piano regulated when he was tuning it about a month ago.  I agreed, it should be done.  Some of the action on the keys and pedals was a little "loosey-goosey."  Thane checked the date on the make of the piano when he tuned it, and it dates back to 1948.  I'm quite sure nothing has been done to it in all these years, except regular tunings and loving care. 

It took 6 hours.  It's meticulous work, taking a great deal of patience.  Step one was to "deconstruct" the piano - parts were laying on available spots on the floor and dining table.  The keys lined up on the table.

The messy fiber work was done outside - because it turned out to be a BEAUTIFUL, windless, warm, sunny day. 

When it was time to put it all back together, it went well...pretty fascinating.  Until Thane saw that two pads for one key had been set aside and ... forgotten.  Oppps.  So, he had to back a little deconstructing ...until the pads were in place and the final screws were turned tight. 

The  piano sounds great...feels great...and I'm looking forward to time on the keys.


  1. That will be like having a brand new piano, but with the beauty of a vintage piece. :-)

  2. Looks like Thane is quite a craftsman. Thanks for posting photos of the process.

    Regular maintenance is important to keep a machine or instrument in good working condition.

  3. Sounds like the piano had major surgery with a great recovery!

  4. Can you play any ragtime ? I Love that on piano