Full Piano Cover is designed to protect the entire piano from unwanted
scratches, dust, foreign objects, and drafts which cause the humidity
to change. Most covers only protect the rim of the piano, allowing air
movement underneath the instrument. In public institutions and concert
halls a full length cover is desired which gives the piano complete
protection all the way to the floor. Full length covers offer
most protection and eliminate the need for an undercover.
String Cover is designed to protect the plate, strings, soundboard,
hammers, damper, action felts and leathers from dust, foreign objects,
and drafts which cause the humidity to change. A string cover is needed
when the full cover is removed and the piano is open. The advantage of
a string cover is that you can still enjoy the beauty of an open piano
while protecting the most important parts of the piano from dust and
drafts. In addition, having a string cover adds to the tuning stability
off the piano by preventing the humidity in the air from settling on
the strings. This minimizes the affect of humidity and temperature
changes on the strings.
Undercover is typically used in conjunction with a Dampp-Chaser
humidity control system. Like the string cover, an undercover is
designed to prevent the air drafts moving underneath the piano from
causing tuning instability. It also helps to conceal the Dampp-Chaser
humidity control system that sits underneath the soundboard.
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