Piano regulation voicing and setup

Action Regulation and Hammer Voicing

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Regulation is adjustment of the hundreds of parts that make your piano work. Your piano will play better and respond to your touch if it is regulated properly.

Does my piano need regulation?

If the piano is hard to play, notes are "sticking" or not working properly or the touch is not even then the piano is a good candidate for regulation.

How much does it cost?

Minor regulation is included as part of your tuning at no extra cost.
A full regulation of your piano is a time intensive process and is charged by the day. The amount of work to be done very much depends on the condition of the piano.
A regulation is usually required if your are finding the piano difficult to play or uneven in its touch and response. Please contact Cliff to discuss what regulation is appropriate for your piano and to arrange a quote.

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Full regulation of a Yamaha G2. Likely been 40 years since this piano was properly regulated. Worn action but it responded beautifully to regulation; an uneven difficult to control piano now has an even responsive touch.


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The best possible sound from your piano depends on how the hammers hit the strings and the condition of the hammer felts. Voicing is about treating the hammers to adjust the sound of your piano to suit your playing style and taste.

How much does it cost?

Minor touch ups to voicing are included as part of your tuning at no extra cost.
If the tone of your piano is becoming harsh, dull or uneven then voicing may be required.

Your piano MUST be regulated correctly prior to voicing

Please contact Cliff to discuss what is appropriate for your piano and to arrange a quote.

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Full regulation of a Yamaha C7 prior to voicing. Tight regulation of this instrument turned a stiff keyboard into a beautiful touch.