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#1981777 - 11/02/12 01:34 PM Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area
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Hi Piano Forum, I have patiently waited for 4 weeks for my Petrof V to “settle in” and now its time to call a technician for tuning. I’m wondering if someone from the forum can recommend a technician in the greater Seattle who has experience with European piano. Or does it matter for the tech if he/she is familiar with European Piano? Thank you.
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#1981937 - 11/02/12 07:07 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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There are a lot of good technicians in the Seattle area. Normally for a good technician will have what it takes to properly prep your Petrof. But there is no harm in asking about their experience, of course. How to find a piano technician is a frequently asked question. A summary of answers is found here:

How to find a good piano techncian
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#1982014 - 11/02/12 11:36 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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Steve Brady, Darrell Fandrich, or Ed McMorrow.

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#1982200 - 11/03/12 01:04 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: beethoven986]
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Originally Posted By: beethoven986
Steve Brady, Darrell Fandrich, or Ed McMorrow.


Does Darrell work on anyone's piano? I was guessing he was too busy servicing the pianos he sold, but I never really asked.

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#1982215 - 11/03/12 01:40 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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Darrell Fandrich was one of the techs who worked on the Grotrian in Perri Knize's Grand Obsession.
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#1982240 - 11/03/12 02:38 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: KillerCharlie]
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Originally Posted By: KillerCharlie
Originally Posted By: beethoven986
Steve Brady, Darrell Fandrich, or Ed McMorrow.


Does Darrell work on anyone's piano? I was guessing he was too busy servicing the pianos he sold, but I never really asked.


I would assume so.

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#1982611 - 11/04/12 01:00 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: KillerCharlie]
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Does Darrell work on anyone's piano? I was guessing he was too busy servicing the pianos he sold, but I never really asked.
Maybe try giving a call? First hand information always beats second hand information (formerly also known as "the horse's mouth...") smile Contact info at www.fandrich.com
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#1982770 - 11/04/12 08:13 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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Steve Brady or Chris Trevalis
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#1983158 - 11/05/12 06:35 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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Thank you all so much for the great recommendations! I hope they are available.
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#1984885 - 11/10/12 03:50 AM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: Supply]
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Does Darrell work on anyone's piano? I was guessing he was too busy servicing the pianos he sold, but I never really asked.
Maybe try giving a call? First hand information always beats second hand information (formerly also known as "the horse's mouth...") smile Contact info at www.fandrich.com


I'm actually making my first visit to his shop tomorrow to try out a couple pianos grin

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#2002090 - 12/20/12 10:36 AM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: KillerCharlie]
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Originally Posted By: KillerCharlie
Originally Posted By: beethoven986
Steve Brady, Darrell Fandrich, or Ed McMorrow.


Does Darrell work on anyone's piano? I was guessing he was too busy servicing the pianos he sold, but I never really asked.

We have one of his pianos, and only live about 25 minutes from him, and we still have to wait a lot and sometimes have his wife come to tune for us, but she doesn't do voicing. (She is the one who does the work on the actions for their pianos, so if that is what you need she can probably get to you pretty quickly.) Some of the time Darrel is very busy and also he has been having some health problems on and off that put him behind schedule.

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#2002694 - 12/21/12 02:03 PM Re: Piano Technician recommendation for greater Seattle area [Re: BBM]
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Not sure you have already found a good technician. I heard from our piano teacher that Tynis Promet is one of the top in Seattle. Here's his website:
http://www.prometrestoration.com

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