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Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Dean Diers Piano Service Contact information
Topic: Home Page

Visit our website at: www.dierspiano.com

e-mail us at:  pianoman@diers.us

phone:  763-444-6683


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 11:46 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 26 October 2011 7:18 PM CDT
Intro to Cracked Soundboards
Topic: Soundboards

IF I HAD A NICKLE for every time I heard someone say, "It has a cracked soundboard so it can't be tuned," I would be wealthy indeed.  Contrary to popular belief, a cracked soundboard has nothing to do with the tuning.  Many pianos have cracked soundboards, but still are wonderful instruments.  Sometimes, though, a crack can be severe enough to cause rib separation resulting in a buzzing sound while playing the piano.  Fortunately, this situation can be remedied by repairing the soundboard/rib joint to eliminate buzzing.  Stay tuned for Part Two:  What is a Soundboard?

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 5:18 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 26 October 2011 7:19 PM CDT
Monday, 10 October 2011
Regular Tuning
Topic: Piano Care

Your piano should be tuned every 6 to 12 months, depending on use.  Neglecting regular tunings may cause the need for pitch raises, an extra expense that may also do damage to the piano.  An out-of-tune piano is a hindrance to the learning process of a child learning to play, and often results in failure.  Compared to what the modern family spends today on internet services, computer upgrades, cable TV, etc., the expense of regular piano tuning is clearly minimal.

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 12:10 PM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, 26 October 2011 7:20 PM CDT
Saturday, 8 October 2011
Humidity Control
Topic: Piano Care

Minnesota's wide swings in humidity create a very harsh climate for pianos, causing tuning instability, and premature part failure.  Maintaining a constant humidity in your home is essential for the longevity of your piano.  The ideal situation is to have a humidity control system installed inside your piano by your piano technician.

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 10:09 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2011 2:25 PM CDT
Thursday, 6 October 2011
Tips on Selling
Topic: Buying or Selling

As you get ready to sell your piano, you probably have several thoughts going through your mind.  What is it worth?  How do I go about selling it? First, have it tuned.  "What?" you're thinking, "I just want to sell it, not spend more money on it!"  If your piano has just been tuned, it will sound better than the hundreds of out of tune pianos for sale out there, and show buyers that it has been cared for.  When I do a presale tuning I can give you an idea of what it is worth, condition, tips on marketing and give an expert opinion to potential buyers.

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 5:20 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2011 2:31 PM CDT
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Fall: A Great Time to Sell
Topic: Buying or Selling

Fall, my favorite time of year, is now in full swing.  After a summer full of storms, the weather now has been just glorious, the leaves are turning, and the nights now have a bit of chill.  Fall is also a great time if you are planning on selling your piano.  School has started, piano lessons are beginning for the year, and the holidays are not far off.  Many people at this time of year are looking for a good, used piano to get a child started in lessons, and churches looking to upgrade are now seeing that need. 

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 3:27 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2011 2:33 PM CDT
Sunday, 2 October 2011
Piano Placement
Topic: Piano Care

Avoid placing a piano in front of a heat vent or where subjected to direct sunlight.  These can be devastating by drying out the soundboard and pinblock causing the wood to shrink and crack causing permanent damage in short order.  In years past it was not a good idea to place your piano on an outside wall because an outside wall is drafty and subject to temperature changes.  This thought is no longer true because modern homes are generally not as drafty as they were 100 years ago.

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 3:28 PM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2011 2:35 PM CDT
Friday, 30 September 2011
Introduction
Topic: Piano Care

Your piano is a significant investment that can be the center of your home, a lasting source of fun, entertainment and pleasure.  Proper care can ensure a lifetime of trouble-free use and contentment.

Dean

www.dierspiano.com


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 9:58 AM CDT
Updated: Sunday, 16 October 2011 2:36 PM CDT
Friday, 23 September 2011
Morris Trip
Topic: Piano Work

Hello and welcome to my blog,

I will be in the Morris area from Sept 28-Oct 1, 2011.  If you live in Morris or the surrounding area and have work that needs to be done on your piano, give me a call so that I can schedule you in on this trip.

Dean

 

 


Posted by Dean Diers Piano Service at 2:02 PM CDT
Updated: Friday, 23 September 2011 2:07 PM CDT

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