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#1011683 - 10/14/04 03:37 PM How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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I had mine tuned this morning and wondered how frequently others get theirs done.

For me, it's usually three or four times a year.


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#1011684 - 10/14/04 04:08 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Four times a year.


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#1011685 - 10/14/04 04:57 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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I've only had the piano tuned once after 6 months. I have been renting for a year now, so I expect to be receiving a reminder very shortly from my tuner for my second tuning.
Jon


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#1011686 - 10/14/04 09:03 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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I have my piano tuned (but with additional things done as needed, such as voicing, pedal adjustment, etc.) four to five times each year.
I would have it tuned monthly if I could afford it. I think I must have a very sensitive ear because even though my piano "holds it tune" extremely well, there is just no substitute for the way my piano feels right after it is tuned.
I guess the equivalent is the way my teeth feel right after a dental cleaning, you know the feeling -- when your tongue feels every tooth, your whole mouth feels terrific and sparkling.
After my piano technician departs, seems like the entire piano feels cleaner, sharper, and sounds splendid.

Virginia (from Virginia)

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#1011687 - 10/14/04 10:32 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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I wouldn't mind having it done at least 4 times a year but the calendar seems to get away from me and the old "oh I'll call and make that appt tomorrow" syndrome so it has been more like 3/year. Virginia I agree I love the way it sounds right after being tuned.

Cathy

#1011688 - 10/14/04 10:43 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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There is nothing like playing a perfectly tuned piano. I think I have pretty sensitive hearing so I have my piano tuned every 3 months. Ideally it would get tuned every 4 to 6 weeks.

#1011689 - 10/15/04 04:42 AM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Mine tunes in everytime I power it up!!!!

#1011690 - 10/15/04 05:14 AM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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4-6 times per year depending on environmental conditions and the effect they have on it.

#1011691 - 10/15/04 01:54 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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3-4 times.


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#1011692 - 10/16/04 07:06 AM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Twice a year, when the heat goes on (around Nov) when the heat goes off (April/May). This usually includes a bit of voicing and hammer adjustment, squeek control and anything else I have written on my list.


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#1011693 - 10/17/04 11:10 AM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Twice a year but it should probably be three times.


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#1011694 - 10/19/04 12:00 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Can all of you be my clients? I am a piano tuner and in the place where I live, piano owners are so hard to convince to have their pianos tuned at least once a year. The majority of them haven't had their pianos tuned for more than 2 years already.

Whenever I call them I feel as if people think I'm only after their money. No wonder this kind of work is one of the most misunderstood.

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#1011695 - 10/19/04 12:10 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Could be related to humidity swing. In places where there are four seasons, it gets really dry in the Winter and really humid in the Summer, so it makes sense to tune twice a year. But in the middle of an Arab dessert where its dry all the time, or in the middle of a tropical island near the equator where it's humid all the time, perhaps pianos really can go a couple of years without tuning? confused

#1011696 - 10/19/04 10:57 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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~Twice a year. Just had my tuned Monday.


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#1011697 - 10/20/04 09:32 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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wow most of you here tuner your own piano.
Any recommended sites to visit to learn more about tuning.

i have started my piano since last year July and tune once since then till now.

have been practicing but wonder if i can do it myself instead of asking help from piano tuner.

It is always best to know your piano in and out.Therefore,think it is adviseable if i know tuning myself.!

#1011698 - 10/21/04 12:02 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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Jac: Most pianists don't tune their own pianos. This forum does have a number of piano technicians that do their own tunings.
I use an awesome local tuner who was recommended by my piano teacher.
Plays: Thanks for the thread. I just checked my records and it's been ~6 months since my last tuning. I just e-mailed my piano tech to schedule my biannual tuning. smile yippie
Jon


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#1011699 - 10/28/04 07:37 PM Re: How often do you have your piano tuned?  
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I bought a humidifier for my living room, and now I'm only tuning once a year, whereas before it would be noticeably out of tune in a month or two. I don't think I have a very sensitive ear, however.


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