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How regular should one tune the piano? (Read 1133 times)

Offline alybaracat

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How regular should one tune the piano?
« on: August 26, 2015, 09:24:31 AM »
Recently, I bought a used Kawai Piano, I wanted to ask how regular should I tune the piano?

I also wanted to know if moving the piano using its dollies will affect the tuning?
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Offline dogperson

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Re: How regular should one tune the piano?
«Reply #1 on: August 26, 2015, 11:09:18 AM »
Congrats on the new piano !  Yes, moving a piano means it will need tuning, not because it was moved but because it is in a new environment.  Generally, wait a couple of weeks and then tune.  You may find it will need re-tuning after that at a relatively short interval so the strings start to retain memory of the needed level.  This is an adjustment period to a new environment.

Most technicians will recommend tuning every six months after this stabilization period.  Less infrequent creates issues of instability in the strings.

Offline pencilart3

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Re: How regular should one tune the piano?
«Reply #2 on: August 26, 2015, 07:44:10 PM »
Recently, I bought a used Kawai Piano,

Awesome choice! My family bought a used baby grand kawai for 4K 10 years ago, it sounds GREAT now, you can see my recordings, I'm playing on that piano.
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