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February 15, 2020

Which action is the right one?

All forms of mechanics that can still be found today can be played well. The underdamping mechanics, which have been standardized since the beginning of the 20th century, are the ones that are common today. Since [...]
February 15, 2020

How is a Pianola constructed?

In order to familiarise yourself a little with the structure of the instrument, a brief description of the essential elements is given here. A more detailed description of the individual elements [...]
February 15, 2020

How is a Pianola tuned?

Since it is the piano and not the pianola that is tuned, all instructions are given in the section 'How and how often does my piano need to be tuned? […]
February 15, 2020

Can I renovate my Pianola myself?

Does every Pianola need to be renovated? Yes, because pianos were only built until around 1940 and even when they are in the best condition, after more than eight decades [...]
February 15, 2020

How do I find my Pianola?

As in all special fields, the challenge is to find suitable offers at all. There are only a few pianolas to be found on the private market. The purchase [...]
February 15, 2020

What would I do with a Pianola?

The question is usually answered automatically when a good pianola is experienced live for the first time. This was also the case for most of the interested people. With [...]
February 15, 2020

How do I find a buyer for a piano collection?

Pianos, pianos... what the collector's heart has collected and enjoyed with much joy and enthusiasm, usually over years and decades, must be dissolved, handed over, passed on, given away at some point. […]
February 15, 2020

How do I dispose of my piano?

From the point of view of a piano lover, preferably not at all. And if the day does come when, for various reasons, there is no easy alternative [...]
February 15, 2020

How do I clean my piano?

The best thing is to keep the piano so clean that it requires little cleaning. Of course this cannot be avoided completely. This is important for all who want to buy a used [...]
February 15, 2020

A key for my piano?

Not every piano was delivered then - just like today - with a lock and a key. Why should a piano be locked? In fact, locked pianos [...]
February 15, 2020

Which candleholders belonged to the piano?

Many pianos before 1920 had original candlesticks, which were very necessary at that time and are still very decorative today. Not all households had electric light - and certainly not [...]
February 15, 2020

How is a piano transported?

Usually a piano belongs rather to the 'immobile' objects because of its enormous weight of ~175-300kg on average. Nevertheless, experience shows that a piano in the house [...]