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Offline ted

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Too brilliant ?
« on: June 04, 2016, 08:54:02 AM »
What is likely to be the cause of certain notes beginning to stand out as overly bright, ringing and metallic ? Heavy use ? Temperature ? At the moment it just lends a bit of character, but I am not sure I want it to go on indefinitely or spread to other notes. I mentioned it to my tuner last year and he said he couldn't do much about it, but I am wondering if this is really correct, or if the solution is practical but just difficult. The piano is a 1971 Weinbach, rebuilt in 2005. I give my piano a hell of a thrashing but from a tuning aspect it is exceptionally stable. So what is the story with this metallic ringing in two or three notes ? It isn't my ear and it isn't, as far as I can tell, a resonant frequency outside the piano itself.
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Re: Too brilliant ?
«Reply #1 on: June 04, 2016, 09:58:20 AM »
If your tuner can't voice those hammers down/make it more mellow, then someone else should be able to.  It used to be part of a tuning once upon a time. Today some tuners make a big deal out of it. it's one thing if the whole piano needed voicing , it's another if it's just a few notes. Granted you do need to know what you are doing ( basically you voice off the shoulders of the hammers not on the face other than a quick sanding). If your tuner doesn't know what he is doing then get another tuner.
Depressing the pedal on an out of tune acoustic piano and playing does not result in tonal color control or add interest, it's called obnoxious.

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Re: Too brilliant ?
«Reply #2 on: June 04, 2016, 10:06:18 AM »
Okay, thanks for that.
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