Mr. A.Baldry MABPT, Dip CTB

Mr. A.Baldry MABPT, Dip CTB
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  • Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire LU7 8PP
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07841 162704
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Fully qualified piano tuner and technician with 21 years experience.

Chappells of Bond Street's showroom tuner for 10 years.

Three years at Marksons Pianos in London. This role included some concert tuning, for artists such as Stevie Wonder and Paul Weller, amongst other well known artists.

Professional piano tuning and minor repairs with friendly service.

 

Alan  provides the following services

Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concert Venues
Voicing
Minor repairs
Supply and fit new castors
Advice on purchasing a new piano
Valuation

 

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Piano Tuners

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Did You Know Piano Facts

What is Piano Voicing or Toning?

What is voicing?

Voicing is an extremely difficult area. It's subjective in the extreme, and has caused endless discussion in piano maintenance circles. But the final goal of voicing is to have the hammers striking the notes of the piano to offer a uniform sound from the bottom to the top of the instrument. Goes without saying that evaluating this capability is governed by the capability of the piano, and the construction of the action parts. But, often a technician will find extremes in voicing, such as a particularly hard hammer, which may result in a note sounding louder than the rest. But, this too can be laid at the door of regulation. This is where the tuner's skill comes into play here. Voicing can be accomplished by pricking the hammer with a set of needles. This pricking changes the structure of the felt, and softens the hammer to a degree.

What is toning?

This is the reverse of voicing, and accomplishes the inverse sort of thing. May be necessary to bring up a particularly soft sounding hammer, and bring it into line with its neighbours. This is accomplished by applying a special material to the hammers or ironing with a special tool.