Tone Adjustment (Voicing)

Frank reshapes hammers as part of the  voicing process.

Frank reshapes hammers as part of the voicing process.

Every piano has its own unique tone.  Some pianos have a bright tone that is often favored by those who play jazz and pop music. The dark, mellow tone of other pianos is popular with some classical musicians.

After a piano is tuned, some people say the tuning is fine, but they just don’t like the piano’s sound.  It usually means they do not like the piano’s tone.  They may say that the piano sounded nicer when it was new or that some notes are louder than others.  They may say the piano has a metallic sound. These conditions mean that the piano needs voicing to adjust the tone.

Tone is affected by a number of factors:

  • Hammer wear
  • Parts wear
  • Room Acoustics
  • String age

Voicing the piano can make a piano’s tone more pleasant. The technician may need to adjust the piano’s internal mechanics, reshape worn hammers, and adjust the hammers to be softer or harder. Once these items are addressed, the piano’s tone will improve.

Price: Accurate estimates can only be made after looking the piano to determine the exact nature of the service required to return the piano to useable condition.