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Piano Action Regulation & Adjustment

Piano action regulation is an often overlooked piano maintenance.

From the Piano Technicians Guild:

… It’s important to note that tuning is only the adjustment of the system of strings and pins that determines the pitch of each string. Your piano also requires a periodic servicing called regulation…

What is piano regulation and how does it affect my piano’s performance?

anactionRegulation is the adjustment of the mechanical aspects of the pianos to compensate for the effects of wear, the compacting and settling of cloth, felt, and buckskin, as well as dimensional changes in wood and wool parts due to changes in humidity…

… The action is the mechanical part of the piano that transfers the motion of the fingers on the keys to the hammers that strike the strings. It is comprised of over 9,000 parts which require adjustment to critical tolerances to be able to respond to a pianist’s every command…

Regulating a Grand Piano

Regulating a Vertical Piano

Every note in a vertical piano has over 25 points of adjustment.

Have your piano tuner regulate your piano every two to five years. You will be surprised at how your piano should have responded all these years.

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