> Keys are a bit on the heavy side. I knew it is a new piano, need to take time to "loosen up" . but it's too tight to play any soft piece. it always lose voice if I hit the keys a bit soft. and especially when repeating play one keys!
> Piano is quite loud and bright than i expected!
> the most most annoying thing is that there is little distinction between the sound when using the soft pedal and when playing it without. is this some mechanical problem?
I have the free tuning in 4-5 weeks time,
1.is there anything i can do before that?
2.is there anything I can get him to do while he is working at the piano. and coz it's the free one from dealer, I am worried about if he would like to do all the stuff i enquire .
Also make sure its actualy moving the rail and it hasnt come disconected in transit. Open the top look inside and press the pedal. If nothing moves thats your problem.
Is this a local purchase or a net/ long distance one.
I think Brumtuner meant 'don't touch the insides of the piano' to try and adjust anything, not 'don't play' the piano.I ask a piano teacher, she ask me to play it as long as I have time, especially some heavy piece before the tuning. now i am confused
Solon (c. 630 - c. 500 B.C.), Greek Statesman and Reformer
The soft pedal mechanism used nowadays (and for the last 100+ years) is rather useless in most cases. It's a half-blow job that is supposed to reduce the hammer impact on the strings. Not anywhere near as effective as a celeste job which puts muffling felt twixt hammer and string.
shrewding wrote:Thanks mdw!!
I have look at inside, and press the pedal. it does moves, but just a tiny bit. and the key just drop about 1mm i think, coz if i don't know it, i wouldn't notice it drops.
it is a local purchase
If the keys fronts are dropping down when the peddle is pressed then it is set up wrong ! tapes too short. That's unusual on a Kemble unless the piano has been in the showroom for a long time and has got damp some tuners pull on the tapes to help the hammers back to rest (very Bad practise if this is the case)
Your Music teacher is correct you play the piano as much as possible before the tuners comes and hard
Keep a note pad as the side of the piano and make notes of any problems or concerns hand it to the tuner. When the tuner calleds to make the appointment tell them you have problem that need sorting and that you want the piano voiced to the room.
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Thanks guys!!! your advice is very helpful for me!!!mdw wrote:Ive got the same piano in stock as you ave and it works ok.
mdw, u said the one in your stock works ok means from sound or mechanical side?
I have a look at the inside of the piano. when the soft pedal pressed down, The rail does move towards the strings. everything looks working ok. except the sound hasn't any difference.
It is a very common misconception tha applying the left pedal makes the sound quieter. It does not, but rather gives you the ability to play with less pressure on the key.