West Midlands, England Piano Tuners

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Mr N Troth MABPT Dip AEWVH


Birmingham, West Midlands B38 9AA
England

Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues. in West Midlands area

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Mr Gibbs MABPT, Dip AEWVH, C&GLI


Castle Bromwich, West Midlands B24 0BA
England

I qualified as a piano tuner in March 1988 having undertaken a rigorous three-year full-time course in Hereford. Whilst most of my work is private I ...

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Mr M Richards MABPT, Dip AEWVH, ATCL, LTCL, PTA

93 Henwood Road
Compton
Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 8PJ
England

Certified Piano Tuning and Repairs Technician based in Wolverhampton covering areas across the West Midlands. Member of the two leading Piano Tuning ...

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Mark Ward MABPT Dip AEWVH


Stourbridge, West Midlands DY8 2LE
England

Mark Ward is a professional piano tuner providing services to many homes, schools, theatres and concerts venues in and around the West Midlands.

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Mr. S. P. Chrimes FABPT Dip CTB


Wolverhampton, West Midlands WV6 9DG
England

Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues

Paul Hopkins MABPT


Edgbaston, West Midlands B17 8EP
England

Paul Hopkins, Piano Tuner. With over 30 Years experience including Working for Bluthner Pianos; Symphony Hall; National Indoor Arena plus tuning for ...

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1350
Towards the middle of the fourteenth century German wire smiths began drawing wire through steel plates, and this method continued until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Iron, gold, silver, brass, gut, horsehair and recently nylon have been used for strings on many different instruments. The earliest use of steel wire occurred in 1735 in Wales, but is not thought to have been used for the stringing of instruments. The Broadwood piano company stated that they were using steel wire in 1815 from Germany and Britain, but this has not been confirmed. According to the Oxford Companion, it was in 1819 that Brockedon began drawing steel wire through holes in diamonds and rubies. Before 1834 wire for instruments was made either from iron or brass, until Webster of Birmingham introduced steel wire. The firm seems to have been called Webster and Horsfall, but later the best wire is said to have come from Nuremberg and later still from Berlin. Wire has been plated in gold, silver, and platinum to stop rusting and plated wire can still be bought, but polished wire is best. In 1862 Broadwood claimed that a Broadwood grand would take a strain of about 17 tons, with the steel strings taking 150 pounds each. There had been many makers, but it was not until 1883 that the now-famous wire-making firm of Roslau began in West Germany. According to Wolfenden, by 1893 one firm claimed their wire had a breaking strain for gauge 13 of 325 pounds. The same maker gives some earlier dates for the breaking strain of gauge 13: 1867 - 226 pounds; 1873 - 232 pounds; 1876 - 265 pounds; and 1884 - 275 pounds. Wolfenden said:"These samples were, of course, specially drawn for competition and commercial wire of this gauge cannot even now be trusted to reach above 260 pounds."