I hope I'm not repeating a frequently asked question here. But, here goes.
I bought my first piano with in the past year. It's a 1981 Yamaha U3. When I first got it I of course got the obligitory first tunning and it was okay after that. Then with in about three or maybe four months I notice it sounded flat here and there in the keys.
So I asked my teacher if she could recommend someone that was really good. So she dropped a name and I made an appoinment.
This guy was absolutely great. He had perfect pitch as well as one of those little electronic tuner things.
After he left I felt like I had a totally different piano it was perfect all the way up and down the keyboards. We found that it was about 13 cents flat and then he did a double tunning. (a lot of familiarity to the 'cents' post I'm sorry
So that was about three months ago, and already I'm getting that not here and there sounding flat.
I have to confess something here though.
Unfortunately I don't have one of those hedonistic rooms to keep my instrument in like others.
The tempature in my NYC apartment actually does swing a bit. It's warm in the days and then at night it gets cool. It is a noticable change, but it's not like 90 degrees to 55. (don't have a humidifier yet either I can never find any in the city that are of good quality)
So I'm thinking that that swing is causing it to lose it's tune. But some people I talk to completely disagree, others say that I'm dead on. So I thought I'd try the experts here
Anyone got any info.
Some people also suggested that since I just bought it used that it may have been one of those perfectly good piano's that just kind of sat around for many years and was never tuned, so it takes the piano a little longer to get used to the stress of the strings so it loses it's tune quicker.
The last time that the new piano tuner was there he looked the piano over and said it was a pretty good little piano and the the pin block looked pretty good as well.