Piano Regulation

Piano’s have many small parts that must work in unison to produce quality sound. After some time, some of the parts may get out of sync or become damaged. Wear and tear on the moving piano parts can also cause the piano to produce poor quality sound. Piano regulation aims to fix all these problems.

The regulation service mainly focuses on the keyboard keys that most owners neglect during cleaning and maintenance. A neglected keyboard can be hard to press due making the keys unresponsive. Sticking keys and keys that are not uniform also point to the need for regulation on the piano or else the value of the piano degrades.

During regulation, keys are leveled to the same height and spaced evenly. The space in between the keys is also wiped clean and dusted to ensure that the keys are free to go back to the original position when they are released.

The regulation services also take care of hammer placement on the strings to make sure they are centered. Hammers can also be reshaped and spaced evenly if they have moved from their original positions.

During regulation, the parts that are known to switch positions are re-aligned. Such parts include:

  • Hammer Strings
  • Whippens to the knuckles
  • Jacks in the windows
  • Jacks to the knuckles

Piano regulation services also involves inspecting and performing the necessary adjustments to back actions like:

  • Damper lift off from the key sticks
  • Damper motion in the pedal

The aim of piano regulation is to restore the piano back to proper working condition, which might not be covered by the other use, care, and maintenance procedures. The service might also reveal some more rigorous requirements for piano care that are covered under other maintenance services.