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Piano sounds horrible [message #87222] Sun, 11 February 2018 18:06 Go to next message
Solitary is currently offline  Solitary
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Registered: November 2017
Baron
Quick question for you guys. Before we moved our piano used to sound great, but after the move, it's sounding really horrible, and I'm wondering, could the move have damaged it somehow or is it the room that it's in which is changing the way it sounds?
Re: Piano sounds horrible [message #87224 is a reply to message #87222] Mon, 12 February 2018 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
gofar99 is currently offline  gofar99
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Illuminati (3rd Degree)
It sounds like a tuning is in order. Probably the moving caused some slight changes in the frame and de-tuned some strings. Also it might have been subject to either high humidity or temperature. Either can cause a paino to get de-tuned.

Good Listening
Bruce
Re: Piano sounds horrible [message #88281 is a reply to message #87222] Sun, 01 July 2018 00:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yurimi is currently offline  Yurimi
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Viscount
A friend once talked about how the climate played more role in changing the piano's sound than the move itself. A different humidity and temperature changed the strings' tension. It may not happen right away, but when it does, you have no other choice but to re-tune the piano.
Re: Piano sounds horrible [message #88286 is a reply to message #87222] Sun, 01 July 2018 21:50 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Malfoy is currently offline  Malfoy
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Registered: June 2018
Viscount
As with any other problem, the cause of the problem might be different, so we need to isolate the real cause and we can determine the right solution. Tuning the piano is an immediate solution for this, but the room or the humidity of the place can also affect the sound quality of the piano.
Re: Piano sounds horrible [message #88291 is a reply to message #87222] Mon, 02 July 2018 08:28 Go to previous message
Kingfish is currently offline  Kingfish
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Moving a piano can be difficult. It is heavy and bulky, but also very sensitive to a few vaiables like the ones mentioned here. I'm typically a fan of doing everything yourself involved in moving, but in cases like this I would recommend a professional moving company.
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