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Piano tech talk - Ease of play

Tech Talk - Ease of Play

March 25, 2021

We previously discussed how great a significance the correct let-off distance is in the control of the instrument, allowing the pianist to play pianississimo. The next adjustment that we will consider is referred to as “drop”. You may have noticed that when you were slowly raising the hammer to view the let-off distance, when the hammer would rise no further, it fell away from the string. This fall is referred to as drop. 

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Should I move my own piano?

Should I Move My Own Piano?

March 16, 2021

That is a question I have answered over and again for many years and for the most part the answer is a resounding no. Once you realize how many things that can go wrong, most people agree with that friendly advice. Pianos can weigh up to 1100 pounds, even a small upright can weigh in at 400 to 550. 

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Humidity vs. Pianos

Humidity vs. Pianos

March 12, 2021

At our International Piano Gallery in Tempe Arizona, we have a vast collection of instruments from around the world.

From our smallest console pianos to our largest concert grand instruments they all share one thing. They are all composed of various types of wood and thus are all susceptible to changes in humidity.

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What to know about buying a used Steinway piano

What to know when buying a used Steinway. Part I

March 10, 2021

Without a doubt Steinway instruments command a lot of respect among pianists, amateurs, and piano aficionados. For those looking to purchase a used or rebuilt Steinway a broad array of options is available. The market for pre-owned Steinways actually became so big that even Steinway HQ in New York realized it was missing out.  They eventually opened a separate department, Steinway Restoration Services, and entered the lucrative restoration market themselves.

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Piano tech talk - Ease of Play

Piano TechTalk

March 04, 2021

Welcome to our informational series called tech talk. I will be guiding you through a series of posts helping you better understand the piano from multiple viewpoints, as a pianist, performer and piano technician.

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Should I Rent or Buy a Piano?

Should I Rent or Buy a Piano?

March 04, 2021

Many people ask, should I rent a piano before I buy one? or even, should I rent a piano instead of buying one altogether?

The answer to both is yes, and no, simply put there are different programs available and everyone’s specific circumstances must be addressed to fit those needs.

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What Piano Is Best For You?

February 15, 2021

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Your Piano Purchase Is Truly An Investment For A Lifetime

Your Piano Purchase Is Truly An Investment For A Lifetime

January 15, 2021

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