Monday, November 19, 2012

piano restringing (string or wire replacement)

changing a new piano string or wire is not an easy job, it has to be done by a professional piano technician.

piano string or wire , has their lifespan from time to time. the longer the age the more tension it loss,
there are other reason like loose copper wiring in the bass section, rusty wires, broken wires that will generate unpleasant  sound like buzzing, vibrate, ringing or even goes dead.

in some situation, these problem which mentioned above can be fixed. if cannot, dont worry, just change them. noted that everytime when new strings are replaced, it needs to take time to season, maybe a few times tuning to let them stay as new strings are come with new tension, they will go out of tune easily, so do not worry when u heard the piano goes out of tune in a few days after getting a new strings.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

malaysia piano moving transport (KL, PJ) etc.

                                            see how we move a grand piano and upright piano

are you moving house? or you just bought a piano from a friend or seller that give you the headache of how to shift?? always look for a piano mover specialist to help you. pay a little bit higher to ensure your piano is safe from place to place, you will never regret.

never ask for a normal home mover to move your piano as a piano is very heavy and need special techniques to handle. we have the all the tools and proper transport vehicle to move your piano. i can guarantee that most of the normal mover will have problem lifting up the piano especially entering the entrance door and narrow lane as they will crack and scratch everywhere.

i mentioned this as i have many clients encounter such incident where the mover said they can do it for a few buck then end up dented and cracking the piano body.

we provide piano moving throughout the whole malaysia, upright and grand piano. charges are different and also depending on the location where additional charges will apply if moving piano up level by using man power.

to prevent such thing happen, please call a specialist to move your piano
this is a video showing how we move an upright piano up a level.

or........ you have a problem moving up to the 1st floor due to narrow staircase or sharp corner, no worry, crane can be arranged.

call to make appointment at 0166604478

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

piano repair kuala lumpur KL and PJ selangor malaysia

are you dealing with key stuck, key jam , slow response on your piano?
it happens if the piano is not done with proper humidity control.

this is an image of sticky or what we call sluggish piano parts which cause the piano key stuck or slow response

due to high and low humidity occur, moist and damp hits inside the piano, then felts and clothes material parts will become slightly expand and increase the grip in every parts of the action then the key will become slow in repetition, stuck on and off, more serious, jammed and not functioning.

 the action is the internal mechanism of the piano , to simplify, it is the heart of the piano. the action is made with many felt and cloth in every pivot points.

when such thing happen, an anti-friction treatment (overhaul) is the only way to fix the problem. the process is a time-consuming task and it will be pain-stacking if the piano is old.

this is a grand piano action part call the wippen, if you see clearly that every part of the movement joint are consist of a small piece of red felt supporting a pin to give a smooth movement

Saturday, May 12, 2012

loose tuning pins piano repair

dealing with loose tuning pins on a grand piano in kuala lumpur malaysia

sometime when you notice one of the reason your piano goes out of tune very fast is due to loose tuning pins. when the tuning pins are loose, they cannot sustain high tension given by the force of the wires, for just a short while after tuned, or after a few days, going out of tune again is common.

there are many ways to solve this matter. the best is to replace the pin block, which is a piece of layered wood block inside behind the golden iron frame (which cannot be seen) that uses to hold and grip the entire piano tuning pins. it will cost very high to replace a new pin block.

But there is another way to solve the problem, which is to simply replace a larger pin. but then, it all have to depend on the piano condition first, so please call an experienced piano tuner or technician for inspection.

Monday, April 16, 2012

piano repair key stuck and jam

normally yamaha pianos has this sort of problem. the broken butt cord. after more than 20 or 30 years
the hammer butt cord will break off by it self. when you look closely, the cord will become ashes.

when butt cord broken, it causes unhook with the hammer butt spring. when this situation occur, it will affect the touch  and repetition of the piano keys. the piano hammers may take time to come back whenever it strike the string, or it might come back half way and stuck in the middle of somewhere which is very irritating.

however, butt cord can be replace. they are more ways of understanding why your piano keys are not functioning, this is only one of the problem, you can find and read more here;postID=8364125876403800796

malaysia piano tuning and repair service 0166604478

malaysia piano tuning and repair service

grand piano repair

malaysia piano tuning and repair services

this is a petrof grand piano, normally such problem is commonly seen in malaysia due to different weather and humidity.
lead expand, too damp that cause sticky and sluggish action.

even the damper area have the same affection. one the lead become like so, keys or dampers will jam and stuck due to severe friction between lead with  lead rubbing with each other.

 when the grand action has been removed from the piano

key bushing service

sticky hammers 

key lead expand till the key started to crack

need a little bit of reshaping

once the key spoiled key lead has been removed

new lead

grand piano wippen 

once everything include regulation has been completed

action is ready to be mounted back and start tuning

the whole process is a time consuming task,  regulation and necessary adjustment need to be done on the spot before tuning.  now the grand is smooth and ready to be played.