Mr N Troth MABPT Dip AEWVH

Mr N Troth MABPT Dip AEWVH

 Mr. N. Troth was born in Luanshya, Northern Rhodesia ( Zambia ), in 1953 I went to school in South Africa until 1969, when I came to Britain with my parents who both came originally from Birmingham.

In 1976, I started training as a piano tuner/technician at the Royal National College for the Blind in Hereford. Whilst attending the College, I came third in a national piano tuning competition with the result that when I qualified with Honours in June of 1980, I was offered a contract with Sandwell Education to service the pianos in 90 of their schools.
 

 

Nick has been vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and therefore approved to work in situations with vulnerable adults and children. (Previously known as CRB checks).

Mr.E. N. Troth provides the following services:

•    Tuning in Homes, Schools, Theatres and Concerts Venues.
•     Voicing
•     Minor on site repairs
•     Full reconditioning service
•    Replacement broken strings
•     Supply and fit new castors
•     Advice on purchasing a new or second-hand piano
•     Valuation
•    Piano Sales
•    Piano Life Saver Installer
•    Piano removals

Mr.E. N. Troth has been vetted by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and approved to work in situations with vulnerable adults or children

 

    
Some of the clients I have tuned for at the

The National Exhibition Centre.

 * Iggi Pop
 * U2
 * Shack Attack
 * Russ Conway
 * Chaz and Dave
 * B B King
 * Peter Green
 * Elton John
 * Lionel Richie
 * Shirley Bassey
 * Chris de Berg
 * Michel Crawford
 * Ocean Colour Scene
 * Elkie Brooks
 * The London Philharmonic
 * D'orly Carte

 

Contact Information

  • Birmingham, West Midlands B38 9AA
    England
  • Phone: View Phone
  • Mobile: 07866 456947
  • Send Message vCard
  • Hours

    Monday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Tuesday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Wednesday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Thursday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Friday:
    09:00 - 19:00
    Saturday:
    12:00 - 18:00

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Additional User Information

Disclosure and Barring Service: yes

Other Information

Other Categories:

Piano Tuners

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Did You Know Piano Facts

What is the difference between Overdamping and Underdamping?

Overdamping is a system whereby the piano damping mechanism (the bit that shuts the piano up) is situated above the hammer strike line. Underdamping is where the piano dampers are placed below the hammer strike line. Advantages and disadvantages. Overdamping. Imagine an elastic band three-foot long, you twang it and then put your finger near to the end of the elastic band, to stop it vibrating. This is overdamping

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Take the same elastic band and place your finger near the centre to stop it from vibrating this is underdamping, which of course is more efficient. Overdamping is controlled by gravity where as underdamping is controlled by adjustable springs so on the whole underdamping is far more efficient than overdamping. However, there is one disadvantage with underdamping. That is, if the dampers are incorrectly aligned to the nodes and antinodes of the vibrating string this will result in, the dampers when they come in contact with the string, emphasising certain harmonics on the piano, thus giving you a harmonic ring, this is more common on small uprights and small grandís as the margin of tolerance decreases as the piano becomes smaller.