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A fun last minute tuning at MIT radio station WMBR

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A fun last minute tuning at MIT radio station WMBR

Got this last minute tuning for MIT’s radio station. For a 100 yo piano it plays and sounds pretty good. They use this for live performances. They don’t make them like this anymore!

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Another example of a low end piano pretending not to be . . .

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Another example of a low end piano pretending not to be . . .

“Mezzo-Thermoneal Stabilzer” ha? I wonder if the salesman used this as a pitch back in the day?

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Boston PhilHarmonic piano tuning

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Boston PhilHarmonic piano tuning

I was lucky enough to be asked to get this beautiful Steinway B back in shape for a performance.

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Some days are better then others . . .

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Some days are better then others . . .

Today I tuned a brand new $80K+ Steinway O and then tuned a 9′ falcone grand.  The day before tired old spinets!

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Where to begin?

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Where to begin?

  I have to remind myself to just concentrate on one piano at a time.  Its a good thing I like my job.

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Baldwin’s terrible quality control

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Baldwin’s terrible quality control

As I was tuning this late 70’s/early 80’s Baldwin upright I noticed it had no serial number. How is it possible that no one in the factory noticed?  They made some pretty horrible pianos toward the end.  

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Tuning a brand new Steinway model B

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Tuning a brand new Steinway model B

I was lucky enough to tune for the Scandinavian Cultural Center in Newton, Ma where they have a brand new 7′ Steinway

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A nice old Heintzman with interesting plate design

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A nice old Heintzman with interesting plate design

These old Heintzman pianos have holes drilled into the lip of the plate instead of traditional agraffes. This piano is very similar to a Steinway.  I believe Heintzman worked for Steinway.

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Another old upright saved!

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Another old upright saved!

With so many old uprights out there not worth restoring, it is nice to find a customer who has one worth getting back in shape. This 1916 Ivers & Pond upright turned out very nice. Plays and sound beautiful

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