Repairing Piano Hammers

A broken, misaligned or damaged piano hammer can have a significant effect on your ability to play. Your instrument may have muffled voicing or some keys may fail to sound a note. Repairing the hammers and hammer shanks can restore the proper tones. For the highest-quality repair or replacement, work with an expert piano technician to rebuild and preserve your fine piano. Why Repair Piano Hammers and Hammer Shanks? Poor voicing and dead keys are easy-to-recognize problems that may link back to a...
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Repairing a Piano’s Action

A piano’s action assembly is integral to the instrument’s ability to deliver clear, harmonic tones. Poor voicing is a common piano problem — the notes play, but are muffled or weak. Repairing a piano’s action involves aligning or replacing the striking mechanism so the tones return to their original strength and clarity. Whether you’re a novice or professional pianist, it’s important to align the action assembly with the help of an expert technician. Hiring a professional will ensure your action...
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Repairing A Piano’s Hammers

A broken, misaligned or damaged piano hammer can have a significant effect on your ability to play. When hammers become worn they begin to flatten out and develop deep string grooves, this creates a harsh and unpleasant tone. If a note is failing to sound altogether it may be that the hammer shank has broken and needs to replaced. Repairing the hammers and hammer shanks can do wonders for the sound of your piano . For the highest-quality repair or replacement, work...
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Repairing A Piano’s Veneer

Your family piano is both a musical joy and an aesthetic beauty. If your grand or upright piano is more than 25 years old, your instrument likely contains delicate veneer work. Piano manufacturers used to cover the outer case and cabinet with layered veneer, often made from mahogany, walnut, maple, cherry or rosewood. This veneer was an essential part of the finishing process and gave pianos the look and feel of a beautiful piece of furniture. Causes of Damaged Piano Veneer...
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Repairing A Piano’s Soundboard

The soundboard is one of the most essential parts of your piano. When you play, the soundboard amplifies and radiates a large volume of sound into the air. Most soundboards are 5/8″ thick. But in the early 1900s, Steinway and Sons introduced their “diaphragmatic” soundboards. The Steinway soundboards gradually taper to 1/4″ thick at the sides. This design allows for greater projection and air movement, which many piano makers have adopted since then. For over ten years, the Bradfield Piano team has rebuilt,...
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