Old Broadwood Tuning

It’s fun to tune older (though not necessarily elderly!) pianos sometimes. This mid-19th century straight-strung grand was once very common. The stringing pattern – and related bridge construction / belly vibration – allows a certain purity of tone throughout the instrument: a warm bass, a clear unproblematic treble (however brittle the tone). And pianists, from classical to jazz, generally enjoy its shallow depth of touch (about 8mm).

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