Johnston Piano Service provides expert piano tuning. Here are some things you should know before booking our services:
Location of your piano:
- Inside wall best and 3 feet or more away from a heat vent.
- Pianos are Humidity sensitive.
The day of the 1st tuning:
- Leave phone line open so I can let you know I am coming and verify that I am on time.
- Turn off TV and Radio. Do telephone conferencing in closed room
- Clear off top of piano
- Move guests into a room away from piano and close doors
- Post cards 6 months or yearly via US Mail
- Schedule ahead-I will email you the day before with email confirmation
Restoring on a Budget:
- Trip 1: Tune or Double Tune Discounted 40% (if more than 3 years) and vacuum top to bottom
- Trip 2: Remove keys Inspect Key felts and action and Lubricate Key Hardware and give comprehensive estimate
- Trip 3: Recondition Action and Regulate Action
- Trip 4: Recondition Keys and Regulate Keys
- Trip 5: New Felts for Keys or Action. Tone and Touch are at their optimal
- Regulation is making adjustments that make the action and keys easier to play and improve tone. There are 5 to 10 Regulation steps.
- Reconditioning is cleaning interior felts and filing hammers to achieve optimal tone.
- Restoration is to polish original parts to reduce friction
- Replacing hammers is to replace parts where the felt is badly worn, or too hard
- Cleaning keeps felts, metals and strings in like new condition
- Lubricating reduces friction so that the piano plays easier and the parts last longer.
- Replacing keytops has a nice feel and improves the appearance of a piano
- Climate control keeps piano in closer tune, makes it easier to play and reduces the chance of a cracked soundboard.
- Try to put piano on inside wall. If on outside wall you might consider purchasing a Dampchaser System from me.
- If piano has to be close to vent. Close vent and put burlap in vent.