Piano Repairs: The working mechanism of the modern acoustic piano is basically made from the same materials as those used in the manufacturing of the first pianos over 300 years ago. The main components of the action are wood, metal, felt, and recently nylon, ABS carbon and epoxy carbon fiber composites. Even the most famed and modern piano manufacturing facilities fully assemble the mechanism by hand.
Because of its construction, the piano action is liable to be affected not only by mechanical wear and tear, but also by the ever-changing temperature and humidity levels surrounding the piano. The advantages of new composite materials are strength and rigidity, consistency, reduced mass and resistance to humidity fluctuations which eliminates expansion and contraction.
In order to prolong the life of the action and its optimal performance, most manufacturers recommend that the action be regulated at least once every two years.
Depending on the climate and use, the schedule may be more frequent. This job should only be performed by highly-trained, qualified technicians because the quality and the life of the action depends on the precision of the regulation.
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