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Dean Diers Piano Service
A Full Service Piano Technician 
Serving the Twin Cities, northern metro, and West Central Minnesota.
763-444-6683
Regulation
     Action regulation involves the adjustment of the internal components between the key and the hammer (the action).  Proper adjustment of key dip, hammer travel, and other parts results in the piano responding precisely to the expressive input of the pianist.

Voicing
     Voicing is the manipulation of the piano's tone to suit the desire of the pianist.  It involves altering the hammers to produce a tone which is brighter or softer, crisper or mellower, or something in between.  As a piano ages its hammers can become compacted by repeatedly hitting the strings, resulting in a brighter, harsher, and sometimes unpleasant sound.  Voicing can restore a piano to its original tone or change it completely if you wish.

Rebuilding
     When a piano becomes quite worn, it may no longer sound or play properly and may no longer hold a tune.  Rebuilding involves the complete disassembly of the piano including the strings and the plate and replacing major components to restore the piano to a 'like new' condition.  While this does involve considerable expense, it can have dramatic results, especially on high quality vintage pianos.

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Piano stripped down with plate removed

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Hand painting lettering on the plate

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Finished plate.
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Dean and Andrew installing new bridge pins.

A full service piano technician * All makes-old & new 
Serving the Twin Cities, the northern metro, and West Central Minnesota.
763-444-6683