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As a piano is played, its mechanical parts wear and shift out of alignment with each other over time. This deteriorates the piano’s performance making it unpleasant to play and giving it uneven feeling keys and a wonky sound.
Regular tuning is the key to keeping a piano sounding good. However, tuning only addresses the pitch of the strings, and as you may already know, there is much more to a piano than just strings.
The maintenance and adjustment of the mechanical parts of a piano is called regulation. Regulation is the work done to correct changes to the piano caused by wear, the compaction of cloth, and humidity induced changes in wood, buckskin, and wool.
To regulate a piano, its action is first removed. The action contains the bulk of the piano’s “machinery” and includes the keyboard and hammers.
The goal of regulation is to give each key the same feel and hammer motion as its neighbors. Any and all loose/noisy keys are repaired during this time.
Most regulation services are completed on-site so your piano will not be out of service for an extended time.
When all of these key mechanisms work in proper order as one functioning system a like, all the keys of the keyboard will have a similar touch. Soft passages can be played softly, and loud passages loudly. Noises and clicks will be gone and the keys will be level.
(This assumes, of course, that the wear in the piano is not so extreme that a reconditioning or a rebuilding is necessary).