What happens when the largest group of Piano Technicians in the world gather? Collaboration. Creativity. Reconnection. At this year’s July PTG in Tucson, Arizona, technicians, pianists, and experts in the piano field and industry gathered to share new ideas, knowledge, and techniques for three solid days of classes and exhibits. Many technicians visited our Wessell, Nickel & Gross booth and we asked them what features they liked best about our products. The overwhelming consensus was our innovative designs and materials, which give our actions low maintenance and convenience—saving technicians and customers time, energy, and money. Delwin Fandrich, the famed piano designer, said it best at this year’s convention:
“When I started driving cars, I had to rebuild the engine in my car every 50,000 miles. If my engine gives me any trouble now at less than 300,000 miles, I’m going to be upset, and yet, we still tell customers that you are going to have to have your piano tuned two or three times a year, and, oh by the way, you are going to have to regulate the action and you are going to have to fix sticky bushings. Buyers today don’t like that—they want something trouble free.”
The owner of Wessell, Nickel & Gross, Kirk Burgett, was also present at this year’s PTG. He enjoyed meeting new technicians and seeing familiar faces at the Convention and at the Wessell, Nickel & Gross booth. “It’s been exciting, we’ve had new technicians trying out our new products… At this convention, it’s been a wonderful time because people we haven’t seen for years have been here. Technicians around the States and internationally have been doing training here—it’s actually been a really wonderful time getting to know people again.”
At Wessell, Nickel & Gross we strive to empower technicians with not only great products that make installation, regulation, and tuning easier, but also extensive knowledge and technical services and resources through our website and classes. We’re committed to providing only the very best tools and products that give you the stability, consistency, and flexibility you need for your customers.