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Our professional certifications and experience ensures that your piano will be serviced properly. Our locally owned company is fully licensed, certified, insured and accredited.
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Basic Rules of Piano Care
Keep your piano in tune, well adjusted touch and tone, and clean are the basics for piano care.
Tuning and Pitch Corrections
The basic services every piano needs to be on pitch at the correct frequencies of each note.
Piano Cleaning is an essential and often overlooked part of a piano’s long term maintenance. In addition to maintaining the beauty and elegance of the of the instrument, cleaning the internal mechanisms of the piano, the soundboard, action, and pinblock, keeps away harmful dust and dirt. Dust and dirt will keep moisture and introduce rust on the strings and hinder the performance of action parts.
Piano repairs should only be performed by a profession piano technician. There nearly 10,000 parts to a piano, all interacting with each other to provide the best touch and tone possible. When a part fails, or string breaks, with a proper repair by Allied Piano Services, you can be assured that the repair is a according to factory standards.
Regulation is the adjustment of the mechanical aspects of the pianos to compensate for the effects of wear, the compacting and settling of cloth, felt, and buckskin, as well as dimensional changes in wood and wool parts due to changes in humidity.
Voicing and Hammer Replacement
Every piano has its own unique sound. One might be described as ‘glassy,’ another as ‘warm’. One might have a ‘full singing’ tone, and yet another sounds ‘thin.’ Although the original design establishes the basic character of your piano’s tone, your technician can modify it to better suit your taste or restore its original tone if it has deteriorated with age. The process of modifying a piano’s tone is called voicing.
Performance and Concert Services
Allied Piano Service maintains a number concert instruments and venues in the Delaware Valley and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Whether is an artist at a venue, a wedding, or a church service, Allied Piano Services has got you covered.
Modern Player and Hybrid Piano Maintenance and Repair
Allied Piano Services is fluent in all modern player piano repairs and maintenance. PianoDisc, QRS, Steinway Spirio, Yamaha Disklavier, Yamaha Clavinova, and Roland Digital Pianos have all used Allied Piano Services to ensure that their customers receive excellent service to ensure that their pianos play as best as possible.
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Humidity Control System Installation
Your piano is made primarily of wood, a versatile and beautiful material ideal for piano construction. However, being made of wood, your piano is greatly affected by humidity. Seasonal and even daily changes in humidity cause wood parts to swell and shrink, affecting tuning stability and touch. Extreme swings in humidity can eventually cause wood to crack and glue joints to fail.
Estimates: Value and Repair
Allied Piano Services have worked for and with insurance companies, dealers, and manufacturers, to inspect the needs of a piano’s repair or determine actual or replacement values customer’s piano.
When considering the purchase of used piano it is best to have a competent Registered Piano Technician perform an inspection of the instrument to be sure the instrument will perform up to your expectations, and be able to be serviced.
Rebuilding and Refinishing
Although remarkably durable, pianos are subject to deterioration with time and use. Felt wears, strings break, wooden structures weaken and crack, and the exterior finish loses its beauty. Regular service and periodic action regulation can compensate for minor wear, but heavy or extended use — especially when combined with wide seasonal humidity swings — can eventually cause severe deterioration.
Piano Supplies & Accessories
Allied Piano Service has acted as an agent for virtually every manufacturer and local dealer in manners of warranty repairs and service. In a situation where a warranty service is needed it is the dealer or manufacturer who determines the status of the warranty and contacts a trusted technician, such as Allied Piano, to perform or evaluate the needed repairs.
If you think you have a warranty issue you may contact us to work with the local dealer or manufacturer. (NOTE: initial inspection of an issue would be a charged visit since there is no guarantee the issue is considered warranty by the manufacturer or dealer)
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