In simple terms when we are tuning what we are going to be doing is adjusting the strings on the piano to make sure that ultimately the sound that is emitted by the instrument is on par. Sometimes though, it’s not going to be enough to adjust the strings. With some older equipment, it’s not uncommon to find broken or just unusable strings. Naturally, if you want the instrument to be able to sound properly you need to get that fixed. We want to go over some of the things that you should probably be considering before you book one of these services from us.
Can All Piano’s Be Restringed?
In essence, the answer would have to be yes. There are cases though, where it would almost feel like we would have to essentially rebuild the entire piano. If you like the frame and you want us to go ahead and work on the interior to make sure that it plays properly we can certainly get that done. What we want to make sure that we do though, is give potential clients a clear idea of what the cost for these services may be. That way, they’ll be able to make accurate decisions on what they want to have done.
What Actually Goes Into This Process?
You’ll probably notice that most of our services are going to go hand in hand. If we are refurbishing your piano there is a good chance we would advise you to look at this as a possibility. If we see that your strings are a bit worn down. The process is pretty much what you would imagine we are going to be taking new strings and adding onto the piano. It could seem easy enough, but it’s very delicate work. Adding or releasing a little tension on a small wire could compromise the sound of the instrument greatly. Although some of our pros could wire piano just as easy as they would insert new shoelaces on a shoe this is a procedure that we take our time on.
When Is It Time To Think About Restringing?
In some pianos, you can easily open them up and see that some of the strings are worn down. This type of visual evidence is one of the best ways to determine without a doubt that you should be thinking about restringing. The other half of the situations are mostly spotted due to poor performance. When we come in to tune your piano and we find that the strings are all over the place, we’ll certainly let you know that it’s time.
Do New Strings Lower The Value of An Instrument?
Some folks are going to be looking for 100% original pieces. Therefore, re-stringing could lower the value of a piece that is only going to be used for show. If you want to have a piano that you can actually play then restraining is something that you are going to have to look into at some point, no matter what.