Regulation and Softening Hammers of Piano

Is it a good idea to get this done to a piano that is 4 years old? Will this significantly improve the sound?


ANSWER

Regulation, like tuning, is an ongoing process. Small adjustments to regulation may need to be made every time the piano is tuned. Taking care of small problems will prevent larger problems in the future.

Voicing (softening) the hammers is also a service that needs to be done regularly to keep the piano at optimum tone. Before voicing can be effective, the hammers need to be in good regulation.

These two processes should be performed at least once a year.

Lynne

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