Tone Regulator

Compress or loosen felts on piano hammers.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Tone Regulators do?

Compresses or loosens felt on piano hammers to brighten or soften tone of piano strings: Depresses piano key and listens to piano tone. Sands defective hammers with sanding paddle or brushes lacquer on hammer to harden felt and increase tonal brilliance. Jabs felt hammer with needles to soften hammers and increase tonal mellowness. Removes excess felt from hammer, using file. Inspects and adjusts string spacing and striking point of hammers, using wrench and burner. Files burrs from tuning pins.


Should I be a Tone Regulator?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Tonal Regulator

    How to become a Tone Regulator

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