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Old 07-26-2004, 05:31 AM
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Default Tuning a piano

Have any of you ever tuned a piano? There's an old upright at my grandparents' house and they asked me to tune it. It's in pretty bad shape, one of the bass notes was 3 semitones flat.

I believe tuning a piano isn't too hard but being very good at it is a different story. What do I need? A tuning fork (or my casio as a reference) and a tuning lever but is there something else? Is it dangerous? I've heard that old strings can break easily and i dont want them (the strings) to whip me. :)

All thoughts are appreciated. :D
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:19 AM
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Old 07-27-2004, 01:43 PM
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Being whipped by a string can be serious. A few years ago a guy had a story posted on the net about how a string broken and went through the piano case. Included pictures.

Did a quick search and couldn't find it...

Good luck. Be careful
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Old 07-28-2004, 02:48 AM
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A few piano tech post there.
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