COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK FROM TUNERS


THE PROFESSIONAL

"It's more lightweight than I expected a steel hammer to be. I can move it from one tuning pin to the next without having to change my hand position on the hammer."

"I have been using the new lever for a few weeks now and I love it. It has helped my shoulder pain a great deal as well as making my tunings more stable than ever before. Within a few days I felt comfortable enough with the lever to do a concert tuning
with a time window of only an hour."

"The C definitely improved the sense of what the pin is doing, and
I am better with the regular hammer now."

"With the pro-lever I could tune the grand pianos without pain or spasms."

"I feel more directly in contact with the tuning pins and have more
control over their movement."

"Being both a Piano Technician and a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I would like to weigh in. After tuning numerous different brands/sizes of grand pianos with the Levitan lever over this past month I can truthfully say that it takes pin control and ergonomics to a new level. It makes it extremely easy to finesse the pin in both rotational and horizontal planes, while allowing the technician to remain in a functional neutral posture that places no strain/wear and tear on any of the upper extremity joints, as tends to occur when using traditional tuning devices. Based on my own experience with this lever over the past month, I can unequivocally, and enthusiastically, endorse it."

"It lets me tune up to note 88 without having to stand on the side of the piano
at the treble end, as I used to do."

"I am pain-free for the first time in years!"

"Being able to sit with my spine perfectly straight is a wonderful advantage, as is being able to brace my arm against my chest for support and added strength, instead of having my arm extended away from the body with no support, at an awkward angle that puts a heavy strain on all the muscles involved."

"I can tune without raising the lid on grands, which is often preferable if there is a lot of junk stacked on the piano that the owner prefers not to move, or is too time- consuming or risky to move (valuable sculptures, family photos, expensive audio equipment, etc.)"


THE CLASSIC

"As I understand, it is made of fairly ordinary materials, like steel pipe, etc, but it was designed with an extraordinary amount of thought and trial-and error. The pipe that is used for the shaft has a great compromise between stiffness and weight, making it a relatively light lever that really lets me feel the pin. I was willing to buy a more expensive one, but I took a chance and now I think I've found a life-long friend. It's just impressive what he was able to do with simple materials and a lot smart engineering."

"The Levitan tuning lever has become my only tuning lever. I used to use the adjustable hex lever from schaff exclusively and was amazed at how light and rigid this inexpensive lever is! There is no need to spend more."

"The Levitan Classic from Pianotek is the most bang for your buck as far as
stiffness, weight, and price."

"I love my Levitan hammer. It's lightweight, works well, stylish and the price was right."

"Finally it's not just another light weight hammer, which in itself is very important for controlling tuning pins, but it's also perfectly engineered for maximum tuning stability. I wish you would have come up with this years ago!!!"

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Comments and feedback from tuners The professional The utility The classic
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