After a half day of key repairs, cleaning, pitch raises, and fine tuning. This 1940 Petrof Model V built in the Czech Republic is singing once again.
We received a call from a production company in Toronto to tune the piano in this hall after shooting multiple scenes.
Later finding out it was for a major super hero movie in production. That's all they would reveal.
Tight center pins are one of the many causes for sticky keys. A center pin is a pivot point within the action of the piano. They resemble the function of a joint in the human body (elbow, knee, etc). When the center pins get tight it prevents the joint from moving freely causing friction in the key stroke.
The pictures below show the tools and materials required for a re-pinning job.
Mason Hamlin AA, with its cousin the harp. Due to the harsh weather conditions in Ontario this piano had a Piano Life Saver System installed. Visit our services page for more information on these Humidity control systems.
I couldnt figure out what this handle-like object was for. Then I was told it was a perch for their parrot. I see something new everyday.
Saturday morning concert tuning in Toronto. Always thankful for the days there is peace and quiet on stage while tuning.
Built just outside of Boston MA, Mason & Hamlin pianos are some of the last pianos still built in North America. This model AA received aural concert tuning, and action adjustments to fit the musicians key-touch preferences.
Full piano service and tuning to help this Yamaha grand settle into its new home.
It's always a pleasure working on such an old piano with so much musicality. This New York Weber received action regulation, and aural tuning.
Newly rebuilt 1932 Mason Risch grand piano now calls this boardroom in Downtown Toronto home.
Does the tone of your piano sound muffled and choked?
Replacing the old hammers with new hammers will restore the rich tone and sharp articulate attack your piano once had.
Progress on our 1932 Mason & Risch baby grand rebuild. Can't wait to see and hear the final product!
Fazioli's are handcrafted in Italy and are some of the world's most prestigious instruments. This F228 received concert tuning, and seasonal maintenance.
Almost 100 years old, but this 1925 Weber Duo-art is still one of my favorite player pianos!
Another satisfied customer who couldn't wait to play some Beethoven on their freshly tuned Yamaha C3.