How often should a piano be re-strung?
Steel piano strings become rusty or tarnished and bass copper strings lose their tension; the sound is dull through age or very damp conditions.
A piano should be re-strung every thirty years. At the same time new, tighter tuning pins are used, frame felts replaced and the soundboard and bridges, cleaned, repaired and made good.
Action overhauls are less frequent, but this depends on use and environment. e.g moths.
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