The Sounds of Silence for Piano Tuners

Submitted by Mark Larin Muting strings is something that occupies many of our movements throughout a tuning, and indeed our career, so it makes sense that we give it our attention occasionally. While the brunt of our focus is on what we hear, muting deals with the complementary field of ‘what we don’t hear.’ Without…

2016 Annual CAPT / ACAP National Convention

ARCHIVED …  CAPT/ACAP NATIONAL CONVENTION May 26 – 29, 2016 held at (UBC) Vancouver Campus Vancouver, BC. Convention Agenda   Exhibitors Jurgen Goering – Piano Forte Supply Christian Bolduc – Pianos Bolduc Melanie Brooks – Brooks LTD Rick Studd – Dampp Chaser Convention Supporters: CAPT/ACAP appreciates the generous donation of the use of a Yamaha grand piano…

The Papp Mute

Submitted by Ted Sambell The Papp mute is a familiar tool to piano technicians in Canada and the USA today, though its use is far from universal. When I arrived from the UK in 1949 I found it was completely unknown. The usual mutes were rubber with wire handles, while the factory tuners at Heintzman and…