A tuned piano is so much fun to play and even more to listen to. Indeed, in their effort to design the best sounding musical instrument there is, designers base their calculations towards the fact that their musical instrument will perform at its best when tuned to the universal standard that is, the A=440Hz tuning fork. Read the rest of this entry
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Invented in 1726 by the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori, the piano was the first keyboard instrument to play soft and loud hense his name “pianoforte” (piano = soft, forte = loud) It was at first a rather delicate instrument and went through numerous improvement and became the rich and powerful instrument of today. Its complex construction, the science Read the rest of this entry
I have a barely-played 1972 Wurlitzer piano which I believe was tuned only once in 1980.
Is it possible to have it tuned properly at this point, or is it beyond the point of no return?
I’m not asking how often I SHOULD, I know how often I should… But I’m more wondering how often you tune yours?
Mine sat in a storage until for about 12 years until I bought it and moved it in to my home. To my shock it was still almost in tune and didn’t require a drop tune.
Anyway, I’ve been slacking on the tunes and am considering waiting until spring to tune it again.
How long do you go between tunes?
Holy crow!!!! 54 and 86??? And I thought I was slacking.
I have no idea how long mine went without being tuned before it ended up in the storage unit. There was no service card. But I think it was well cared for because it belonged to a music teacher.