Voicing improves the piano's tone quality.

          Voicing is the process of modifying the piano's tone or quality of sound by altering the felt of piano hammers. This helps to achieve the following goals:

 

          Obtaining an even sounding tone throughout the entire keyboard
          Achieving an overall brighter or softer piano tone
          Producing more or less volume in one or more sections (Bass, Tenor, Mid-Range, Treble) of the keyboard

 

          Other factors can also affect the tone of a piano in addition to the piano hammers.  Some examples are the room acoustics, the piano lid position, and the location of the piano within the room.  Our technicians consider all of these factors when a voicing service is done.

          Different brands of hammers have their own characteristic tones.  They can be very bright (like Yamaha or Kawai pianos), more soft and warm (like Steinway or Bosendorfer pianos), or somewhere in between.  Occasionally, a new set of hammers is installed to achieve an all new tone quality for the piano.

Mike Ello, RPT voicing a piano
Mike Ello, RPT voicing a piano