Thought I would come here to gain some opinions and advice on some thoughts I've been having. I would like to have my piano tuned soon and was also considering asking for a regulation. But I'm not sure what that entails (or even what exactly I'd be asking for) and would appreciate some feedback.
I have a Yamaha C3 that I bought second hand and if memory serves me correctly the piano is ~40 years old now. In it's first home it was bought new for one child who went through ~10 years of lessons, then the second sibling (when an adult) got into piano and did the same thing a few years later. I am an adult beginner who has had the piano for ~10 years now. I've had the piano checked by a technician before I bought it and he has done regular tunings over the years. There were no concerns or issues noted when I bought it though we've talked about possible voicing and regulation at some point in the future. I'd consider myself an early intermediate player so not advanced by any means. In my playing lately I've noticed that sometimes I don't get a sound when playing some keys. Some keys do feel a bit different than others. Not terribly so but different. For fun I measured the touch weight using nickels and at middle C this is showing as 56g and lowest C at 61g. Some keys go down slower than others in surrounding notes (not at extreme ends of the keyboard). If I wanted to lighten this what is involved? Or if the keys were more even maybe this issue of notes not sounding might resolve itself?
This is what led me to thinking maybe it is time my piano got a good thorough once-over. I don't see any major issues and I generally enjoy the sound though sometimes some notes can sound a bit harsh. But I'm not sure if any of these things are my playing (and lack of ability) or something I should do as part of taking care of this great instrument. I want to take care and do proper maintenance on it but not entirely sure where to start. Any feedback and thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
Here are some recent recordings I did using a zoom H1N recorder from a few feet away and the piano open on the half stick if you want to hear it. Last tuning was about 1 year ago. BagatelleHallelujahTantalizing Tango