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Piano technicians' websites

Jeffery Davis
Christopher Gross
Audrey Karabinus
Ray Klapwyk
Ira Langlois
Dean Petrich
Kenn Wildes

Historical Temperaments

Lehman: Bradley Lehman offers here a keyboard temperament analyzer/calculator, along with cogent explanations of the need for temperament.
Temperament Offsets
: Researched by Willis Miller for Avery Todd, an exhaustive list of offsets for historical temperaments.
All About Temperaments
: Excellent introduction to historic temperaments.
The Well-Tempered Clavier: Fictional, entertaining and instructive account of all the Preludes and Fugues.
Music History timeline

Tools and Supplies

HobbyLinc CA Glue: Good source for CA glue for loose tuning pins.
www.pianosupply.com/: International Piano Supply, in Astoria, OR.
Pianotek Tools
Spurlock Specialty Tools
Mother Goose Tools
Pianoforte Supply House: located in B.C.
Balaams-Ass, piano supplies catalog based in Tennessee
Renner USA site map
Renner Tool Catalog
Pianophile: Canadian distributor of piano tools, parts and supplies.
Arledge Music Wire: for ordering piano bass string replacements.

Piano-Related Software

Pscale and other computer tools for piano technicians. Calculate touchweight, stringing scales, and more. 
www.oppor-tune-ist.com for ScaleMaster, which Joe Garrett praises
Accu-tuner: Sanderson's homepage

Of Technical Interest

Piano Serial Numbers 1: The "Blue Book of Pianos" -- serial numbers and manufacturing dates. Not very up-to-date, and somewhat inaccurate in Steinways.
Cents to Hz Chart: Online calculator of frequencies and cents offsets.
5 piano acoustics lectures. The five lectures describe the underlying physics upon which all detailed modeling of piano tones must be based. Extraordinarily useful.
Piano Technology Practice Exams: Online multiple choice tests in piano technology.
TuneLab_Users: Yahoo group for users of Bob Scott's TuneLab
Digital Piano Shootout: Excellent sound samples of MANY digital pianos.  Interesting site.
The pianotech Archives: look up anything in the pianotech discussion history.
piano FAQ: A collection of information gathered from rec.music.makers.piano about purchasing and maintaining pianos.
Piano on the Net: Online piano lessons!
Sunhawk: Sheet music store
Tuning by Jorgensen: Summary of the contents of Jorgensen's "big red" tome.