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At Chicago Piano Tuners, we pride ourselves not only on the quality of tuning that you’ll receive but in providing the most professional service you’ve received from a piano tuner. We’ll treat your home as if it were our own. We promise to leave no trace other than a well tuned piano. If your piano is in disrepair and you’re not sure if a standard tuning or pitch raise will solve your issue, we offer a free telephone or video chat consultation and will be able to quote your service call over the phone.
The nature of tuning pianos is more complex than most realize. The sheer number of strings in the instrument puts tremendous pressure on the plate (sometimes called a harp). As such, tuning a string (especially the thicker, stronger bass strings) has an effect on the rest of the strings of the piano. It’s simply not as simple as tuning each string and leaving. With master techniques, a trained ear, state-of-the-art software, and a little patience, Chicago Piano Tuners will have your piano expertly tuned whether you’re a novice looking to tune your first piano or a concert pianist preparing for a major performance.
Our standard tuning is the most affordable way to maintain your piano in the long term and requires a piano that has been tuned within the last 6-12 months. We’ll come to your house, and spend approximately 75-90 minutes making fine adjustments to your piano’s tuning, curing sticking keys, touching up the regulation, quieting squeaking pedals and even tightening the bench! We offer special rates when appointments are scheduled every 6 months, call for more details!
A Pitch Raise is necessary when more than 50 percent of the piano is more than 20 cents sharp or flat. Common scenarios include a piano that has just been moved, inherited from a family member, kept in a non-ideal location such as a garage, or purchased from a private seller. There is anywhere from 18-30 tons of string tension on the piano’s plate. When the overall pitch of the piano drops a significant amount, it requires a greater effort to set the pitch back to A-440hz. This appointment will last about 90 minutes and the tuning process will take up most of that time.
Tuning and Cleaning
You may notice that dust and other household contaminates such as pet hair can accumulate underneath the piano’s strings and get into other hard to reach areas. It is not recommended to attempt to clean these areas yourself, as the soundboard and string dampers can be easily damaged and not so easily repaired. Let us detail the inside of your piano and make you proud to show it off when your friends and family come over!