is piano regulation?
regulation is a series of adjustments done to the action (moving parts) of the
piano in sequential order to restore the piano tolerances back to factory specifications.
It affects the way it plays, the way it feels under the pianist's fingers, and
the way it sounds. If a piano is regulated properly, it should be a joy to play.
of a piano is quite an art to get right and cannot be done by just anyone. There
are up to 25 points of adjustment for each key, and most are directly related
to and affect each other. This requires a deep understanding of the instrument
and all its workings and must be done by a competent piano technician. Although
there are specifications to use, these are mostly a guide. Because you are dealing
with basically a wooden instrument, every one is individual and a competent
piano technician should know how to bring out the best in each instrument.
is very important for beginners to have an instrument that is functioning well,
other wise they could be turned off music for life!
the piano is set up right, it should be ok for a number of years (approx 5)
with perhaps small minor adjustments along the way that can be done by the piano
technician when he visits for the regular tuning of the piano. Having said that,
new pianos need a bit more attention for the first few years because everything
(felts, strings) is "settling in".