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Wane Marett Piano Service

Serving the Carolina

   704-277-8863

info@wanemarettpianoservice.com

 

Providing Excellence in the Care of Your Piano

 

 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q: How should I care for my piano?

A: A piano is a magnificent and extremely complex instrument, with more than 9,000 parts in the key and action combination alone. The materials that make up your piano are top quality wood of many species, iron, steel, copper, brass, plastic, wool, cotton as well as various adhesives, etc. A standard piano has more than 200 strings, and their combined tension exerts a pull of over 18 tons! That is why it is important never to attempt repairs or adjustments yourself, and to use a qualified service technician to perform regular inspections and maintenance on your instrument.

 

Q: What is “Standard Pitch”?

A: Your piano is designed to sound its best when tuned to A-440, or Standard Pitch. When your piano is tuned to this universally standard pitch, you can easily play along with other instruments or recorded music. Keeping instruments tuned to standard pitch is very important for ear training.

 

Q: How often should I have my piano serviced?

A: Most major manufacturers recommend tuning at least twice a year, or whenever needed. Seasonal changes in temperature and humidity can affect the sound and may call for a tuning, as well as moving the instrument, or just because you want it to sound great for a special event.

 

Q: What are the greatest enemies of my piano’s sound?

A: The greatest enemies to the beautiful sound of your instrument are humidity and temperature fluctuations. Environmental swings from hot to cold or from humid to dry are extremely harmful to your piano, causing delicate parts to swell and then shrink, and strings to go sharp and then flat. Repeated swings in relative humidity can cause soundboards to distort or even crack, and extreme dryness can weaken glue joints in the action. Keeping the conditions consistent works best, with an optimal temperature of 68° F, and 42 % relative humidity.

 

  • Hint: Try to keep your piano away from heating and air registers, frequently opened windows or exterior doors, and out of direct sunlight, (as through a window.)

 

  • DO’S & DON’T’S
  • DO!  Keep your piano in tune
  • DO! Clean the wood with a dry or damp cotton cloth
  • DON’T! Use polishes or cleaners with silicone
  • DON’T allow temperature and humidity extremes
  • DO! Call Wane Marett Piano Service!

 

 

                                                                        

 

 

 

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