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What is Touch calibration (aka Regulation)?

Touch encompasses every factor that affects how the piano “feels” to the pianist.  Although there are 4 components of Touch, Regulation, Friction, Pedal Adjustment & Touch Weight, most piano technicians use the term “regulation” as the catch-all phrase for calibrating Touch.  Regulation, however, specifically adjusts the moving parts of the piano’s action and back action that are responsible for creating and ending the music.  There are multiple calibration points for each one of the 88 keys in the piano.  In the same way that a car gradually gets out of adjustment and requires a 60,000 mile service, the piano’s playing mechanism (the action) needs periodic regulation.  And, similar to how a car “feels” so much better after having the 60,000 mile service performed (even though there were no “problems” with it beforehand), the piano will feel more expressive even though you may not have noticed diminished control prior to regulation.

Tell me more about Regulation (advice coming soon)

Why is it necessary to regulate a piano (advice coming soon)

How often should a piano be regulated? (advice coming soon)

What do piano makers recommend? (advice coming soon)