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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Repairing Piano Keys

Stuck or damaged keys are common issues that piano owners encounter — and they can be some of the trickiest to fix. Repairing piano keys is sometimes a matter of giving the sticky key a slight wiggle to help everything fall back into place. But you could risk further damaging your piano by trying to mend a key yourself. The best course of action is to work with a professional who can identify and address the root of the problem....
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How to Prevent Damage to Your Piano

Whether you own a Steinway grand piano or a Yamaha upright, it’s important to take good care of your piano to prevent damage over both the short term and long term. Proper piano storage and use can prevent spills, bumps and scratches, while ongoing piano maintenance can keep your piano in top condition and significantly extend its lifespan. With good piano care, you will enjoy playing your piano for years to come, and can even pass it down to the next generation....
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Repairing A Piano’s Action

A piano’s action assembly is integral to the instrument’s expressive capability. To a pianist the relationship between touch (how the piano feels) and tone (how the piano sounds) are highly interrelated. Proper regulation of the piano action improves not only the tone of the piano but the ability of the player to achieve a desirable sound. The goal of a properly functioning piano action is to transfer movement from the fingers of the pianist to the piano’s strings as efficiently...
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Repairing Or Replacing A Piano’s Pedals

When the damper or sustain pedal is not working properly, it can be extremely distracting and annoying to the pianist. Sometimes the pedal may not lift the dampers enough or various parts of the pedal system can become stuck and cause the notes to sustain longer than intended. Damper pedals can also break and sometimes require replacement. For any piano pedal service, consult a professional technician for a high-quality, lasting repair to your instrument. Repairing, Replacing or Adjusting Piano Pedals A technician...
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