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Action Regulating

In addition to regular tuning, pianos require periodic service to the working mechanism of the keyboard, commonly referred to as 'action regulation'. There are many working and moving parts inside the piano, and when the key is first depressed, to when the hammer hits the strings, and even when the key is released, there is a series of steps and functions that must happen with the correct timing in order for the piano to play properly and efficiently. Action regulation is the process of a series of adjustments to the inner works of the keyboard (action) for each individual note so that the piano is functioning at its optimum level for its best performance and evenness of touch (feel). This gives the pianist the ability to have the best control and feel over their instrument and their ability to play musically. Due to the fact that the piano action is mostly made out of wood and felts, these parts get worn from wear and tear (friction) from regular use causing the feel and performance of the piano to change over time. The amount of use the piano gets generally determines how often it should be regulated. Generally, a piano may need to be regulated once a year or up to once every five years depending on your individual piano and personal preference.

 
 

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