$100 - Spinet/Upright
$125 - Grand
*Service is done ‘in home’*
Just as each of us has our own distinct voice, so does a piano. The ‘voice’ starts when the hammer strikes the string. Over time the felt hammers become compressed, or hardened, and can even develop imprints of the strings. No matter how much a person uses dynamics these compressed hammers will sound harsh, hard to change dynamically and not strike the string correctly. It becomes difficult to create expression.
An indication voicing may be needed is a bright or harsh sound. Some hammers will develop more harshness than others creating an uneven tone quality. A trained technician can align, shape, harden or soften a hammer to create an even tonal quality. Before this is done, however, the technician must make sure the temper and regulation of the piano is set before a proper voicing can take place.
Questions to ask yourself:
*Does the tone sound even across the keyboard?
*Does the piano sound different from when it was first acquired?
*Does the piano still sound bad after tuning?
*Is there a difference in tone quality from soft to loud dynamics?