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How To Find Parts For Piano

Introduction

A Piano is the most impressive and eye catching furniture of a living room. It becomes a topic of conversation for the guests. For piano is way more than just a piece of furniture or a musical instrument. The piano is one musical instrument around which happy memories of a family are built. Be it the holiday season of Christmas, Thanksgiving,   New Year's or your child’s birthday, the songs that are sung and the moments that are spent around the piano last as fond recollections for alifetime.


 

Step 1

You may probably not even know that your antique piano depending on the type and period of making could be worth thousands of dollars or more. But you never considered it to be an item for sale, did you? But your aging piano could also be demanding some repairs or replacement of parts.

 

 

 

Step 2

If you are looking for piano parts, read on. To find parts for a piano you will have to show patience.

Finding the parts of a piano could turn out to be a nightmare for its owners. For pianos, come in large varieties of designs, make and sizes, it is vital that you know your piano type. It is only after knowing the exact type of piano that you will be able to find its matching and compatible parts.

Step 3

The piano is basically of two types: Grand and Vertical. The grand piano has the strings stretched horizontally and parallel to the floor. The Vertical piano type has the strings stretched vertically and perpendicular to the floor. A piano contain steel or copper wire strings which are struck by a hammer and a felt covered wooden mallet to produce a sound. It also contains a iron plate to hold the strings together. There are also the pins and metal screws to hold and adjust the tautness of the strings. The soundboard and bridge made out of wood help in propagating and amplifying the volume of strings when they vibrate. The keyboard contains 88 levers made out of wood or ivory. This when pressed produce music. There is also a pedal to control the sound. Lastly there is the cabinet - the exterior wooden covering of the instrument that gives it that grandeur look. 

Step 4

After accurately identifying the part that needs replacement or repairs, you can contact the shop from where you bought the piano. Knowing the exact parts for replacement will help in controlling the expenses of repairs. You can also check out websites which sell piano parts online. There are many websites which claim to be ‘wholesale’ stockists of piano parts. Check online for piano parts which are rare and difficult to locate You can also check the do-it-yourself guide and maintenance information section on these websites, this will help you in replacing the parts and tuning the piano yourself.

Step 5

The maintenance tips provided on these websites will take the user to take proper care of the piano. This way you would be able to keep your aging piano stay updated and intune to play melodious music. Additionally, it will require fewer repairs and thus reduce the need for you to look for piano parts.

Tips

There are no gains without pains - the same applies for piano as well. For piano to function smoothly you need to take show some patience and determination.


 


 

By Smita, published at 02/08/2012
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