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Hi every one,

Posting on this forum to seek your professional opinion about the best ETD for home tuning.

I am thinking of learning to tune my own piano, and would like to know what is the best ETD for a beginner. I.e., it should be user-friendly to a novice, yet has advanced features that I can use when I become better at it.

Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

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One that comes with a technician!!!!


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Mine is spelled..... EAR. smile


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Verituner - no question in my mind that it will give you the "best" tuning calculation of all the machines currently available. Stand-alone "box", or software for pocket pc.


Since you are asking the machine to calculate fully, with no real experiential tech training to "tweak" the tuning, it's the only one that takes measurements of all the strings from A0 - C7 to determine the tuning.


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You may be setting yourself up for quite a shock. Reliable pin movement and setting the strings solidly is a skill that can take years to master. I'd wager the ETD choice will be the least of your worries for quite some time.

And yea, I'm with Jerry Groot. The ear is a really nifty tuning device.

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Not to mention sticker shock.


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I tuned guitars by ear for 40 years. How hard could pianos be?

Turns out -- quite a lot. Matching a meter reading is just the very first step. Using a foot-long wrench on a 2.5" steel pin nailed into butcher block to drag hardened steel wire across several bearing points is another thing altogether.

It's a lot harder than I thought it should be. Try if you want, but be prepared for a lot of work.

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Best piano tuning laptop software.
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A good ETD like the Verituner or the Reyburn Cyber tuner will work really well....but as mentioned above, there is a learning curve with "setting" the pins so that your tuning is stable, but that can be learned. It takes some time and practice to learn it, but it's not impossible.


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