What Is A Pitch Raise?
Your instrument’s overall pitch fluctuates with seasonal changes. Cold, dry climate drops it (flat), while warmer, humid conditions lift it (sharp). This is directly caused by the contraction and expansion of pivotal wood components in your instrument. As it happens, wood adds and releases pressure on the strings, making their pitch move up and down respectively. On top of that, every subsequent year without proper tuning makes a piano flatter than the previous cycle. In response, our Pitch Raise Tuning brings all strings back up to concert pitch so they sound as fresh as a new piano. This will work even if it has not been tuned for over 10 years! As such, this service becomes a common necessity to keep an heirloom piano sounding its best.
Is This Just A “Double Tuning”?
Pitch Raising does not mean tuning your piano twice. We spend extra time adding string tension across the board so all strings can stabilize one another during the regular tuning to follow. In total, the process takes no more than 2 hours for which we do not charge a doubled fee. The result is a restoration of tuning stability for a neglected piano.