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#1998340 - 12/12/12 12:21 PM Looking for high end tech in central NJ
Mark... Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
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Loc: Jersey Shore
My Christmas present to myself this year is to do a major regulation, voicing, tuning and lyre repair (squeaks, creaks like a bitch) on my 2008 Estonia L190. My turner does a nice job, but I don't feel he is the guy to do this other work. I real want a high end job by someone who really does this kind of work. Playing p, pp is very difficult to play on this piano and needs to be adjusted. I want this piano to sing...

Also curious as to ballpark cost.

Awaiting any recommendations...

Thanks...

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#1998345 - 12/12/12 12:32 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
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You could try Bob Dowling. He's in Morris county, not quite central Jersey, but it's not too far. He does very nice work!
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#1998381 - 12/12/12 01:39 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
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I would suggest calling Rich Galassini at Cunningham Piano Company in Philadelphia for a referral. He is certain to know a lot of people in the area of New Jersey that is close to PA, and his knowledge might extend to central New Jersey as well.

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#1998434 - 12/12/12 03:18 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: DanS]
Mark... Offline
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Originally Posted By: DanS
You could try Bob Dowling. He's in Morris county, not quite central Jersey, but it's not too far. He does very nice work!


Thanks Dan, I sent him an email.

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#1998457 - 12/12/12 04:17 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
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Curry who post here is in Central Jersey. You could also try the tech at Rutgers Mason Gross School of Music in NB, Dave Miller.


Edited by wcctuner (12/12/12 04:22 PM)
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#1998485 - 12/12/12 05:10 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
DanS Offline
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Originally Posted By: Mark...
Originally Posted By: DanS
You could try Bob Dowling. He's in Morris county, not quite central Jersey, but it's not too far. He does very nice work!


Thanks Dan, I sent him an email.


You're welcome Mark. Bob recently did some regulation on the piano at one of my jobs, and it's a night and day difference.
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#1998489 - 12/12/12 05:20 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: DanS]
Mark... Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
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Loc: Jersey Shore
Originally Posted By: DanS
Originally Posted By: Mark...
Originally Posted By: DanS
You could try Bob Dowling. He's in Morris county, not quite central Jersey, but it's not too far. He does very nice work!


Thanks Dan, I sent him an email.


You're welcome Mark. Bob recently did some regulation on the piano at one of my jobs, and it's a night and day difference.


I visited his web page and he seems like the kind of tech I need. Just a question if he will travel. (Jackson NJ by Great Adventure) I expect my work will not be just a days work.

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#1998536 - 12/12/12 06:34 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
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Loc: Hamilton Twp, NJ
Thanks Dave. I don't travel that far.
Mark you could try John Kuentzel. His # is 609-716-8892.
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#1998933 - 12/13/12 12:46 PM Re: Looking for high end tech in central NJ [Re: Mark...]
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Registered: 06/08/08
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Mark,

We're right around where you are, and have been using Christopher Hill Piano Services for the life of our Walter. He's based out of Millstone Twp. and does FIRST-RATE work. Only one I would (could) recommend around here.

I have two numbers for him: (609) 426-1818 and (732) 446-3315
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