Piano FAQ: Questions and Answers For Digital, Upright and Grand Pianos
Piano and Keyboard frequently asked questions. If you have an FAQ about pianos then send us an email and we will post the answer on UK Pianos
FAQ section. We try to answer queries such as: piano assembly questions, delivery and warranty, names of the piano's parts, taking care of your
piano, tuning, moving, French polishing, valuations etc.
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Digital Piano Assembly
Q/ If i buy a digital piano, will i need to assemble it?
A/ Yes. All digital pianos are delivered flat packed.
Q/ What if i am not able to assemble the digital piano. Do you offer a digital piano assembly service?
A/ Yes we do. If you give us a call and tell us where you live and if there are any stairs, then we can give you a quote.
Q/ Ho long does it take to assemble a digital piano?
A/ All digital pianos are different, but on average it should take anywhere from 1-2 hours.
Q/ Will I have to do any electrical work when i am assembling the digital piano?
A/ No electrical work is required when assembling digital pianos. Everything is built in.
Digital Pianos Miscellaneous
Q/ Why are digital pianos so vastly different in price?
A/ The difference in price mainly due to: i) the number of functions and sounds ii) The quality of sampling iii) Build quality
Q/ What digital piano is recommended for beginners?
A/ You will need to look for a digital piano with: i) 88 keys (the heavier the better) ii) A sound as close to a real piano as possible
iii) A recording facility iv) At least two pedals v) A progressive hammer action.
Q/ Is the reduction in the quality of the piano sound/ feel worth the benefits of having a portable piano?
A/ NO! If you plan on keeping your digital piano at home then do not go for a portable piano. These pianos are designed to be carried
around in the back of a car to gigs and always need to be plugged into an amp. There are a few portable pianos that have built-in
speakers but the sound is very thin.
Q/ Which countries produce good pianos and which countries produce bad pianos?
A/ The best pianos are usually made in Germany. Other countries that make good pianos are: Czech Republic, Japan, UK, Austria and Italy.
Pianos from China, Korea, Indonesia, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, France and Russia are normally of a lesser quality and should be checked out
by a qualified piano tuner, piano technician or piano teacher before purchasing.
Q/ If want to buy an old piano but I am worried that if a hammer or spring brakes I won't be able to get a spare part. Will this be
A/ This is no problem at all. Pianos made to day are very similar to pianos made 100 years ago. Old pianos are made mostly from wood so it is
very easy for a piano tuner/technician to adapt a part to fit your piano.
Q/ How do I repair a loose string in my piano and where can I get the instrument for adjusting the strings and keeping them in tune.
A/ You need to buy a tuning lever if you wish to tune the odd string or two. Tuning levers can usually only be bought through the trade, so
give us a call on 020 8367 2080 if you would like to buy one.
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