If sampling letoff, blow, and dip in the piano gives you bench work that later needs "touching up", the Grandwork System can help.
Our tools and protocols deliver - what you see on the bench is what you get in the piano. Now do key leveling to aftertouch more accurately and more quickly on the bench.
Grandwork tools solve many regulating annoyances - shop for them individually or in Regulation Station packages for a 10% discount. Note: US orders include FREE shipping!Compare Regulation Stations
"fantastic reduction of onsite time!" Mario igrec
Regulating, at the best of times, is difficult to do in a piano. I have found that it is both healthier, faster, and more accurate to use this excellent tool, than to work in the traditional manner. In my workshop, several technicians may work on the same piano. We can all regulate and get compatible results.
Not only that, some of the technicians are relatively new to piano technology. This means that apprentices can become highly productive immediately. As a boss, I can quickly double check all work and be completely confident that what goes out the door is excellent.
I love it.
The Station duplicates string position, keybed peculiarities and inconsistencies, and combined with protocols Chris has developed, enables the professional technician to bring the action to the shop and recreate the conditions in the piano without having the piano in the shop. This saves many hours of reworking regulation settings and adjustments when the action is returned into the piano for final adjustment procedures.The Regulation Station is an essential tool for the discriminating technician. Extreme accuracy, control, ease of use, and state of the art design are the hallmarks of this invention.
The protocols are as meticulous as the jigs, tools, design, and features of this table. Extreme accuracy that can be consistently duplicated is the mantra of this invention by Christopher Brown, excellent for training new technicians and staff assistants for achieving high quality regulation and component replacement with consistent and secure results.
A great purchase and addition for the regulating technician or piano technology educator. It has paid for itself many times over for the hours saved.
Six Reasons We Bought a Regulation Station:
1. Accuracy: Once the proper measurements are taken and the RS is set up for a piano, you can rely on it to create a regulation that will be as close as you can measure.
2. Educational: Our apprentice gained an understanding of the various functions and adjustments in a grand action much more quickly because he was able to see them in the context of a complete action regulation rather than a single model. After more than thirty years each, we learned some things too!
3. Ergonomic: Out of the “cave” into the light; it’s a cure for aching muscles and vision. Unlike a grand piano, the RS can be set up at heights that suit the technician. The tiresome in and out of the action in a typical regulation is reduced dramatically; once the RS is set up, the only piano work left in the “cave” is the damper system.
4. Practical: Set up the RS at the piano, pickup actions, recondition and/or rebuild in shop, regulate in shop, return to piano. We always schedule a followup call to check after the action has settled in and acclimated but it’s usually minimal changes.
5. Rebuilding: Having the measurements from the piano, you can install new parts without having the piano present with confidence that they will work in the piano. It is expensive and inconvenient to bring a piano in just for action work
6. Troubleshooting: The ability to view the action from almost any angle with an accurate string target enables sophisticated troubleshooting. Being able to play the action outside of the piano enables quick diagnosis of problems that are hard to detect in the “cave”. Now you can feel and see the problem.