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MPT Member, Howard ‘Dutch’ Adkins, Highlighted on Fox News Watch Today

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Wilson was hanging out with the owner of Adkins Piano Service this morning at Miller Piano Company on FOX News Rising. Adkins Piano Service tunes pianos throughout the Charlotte area.  The owner, Howard ‘Dutch’ Adkins, has tuned pianos for bands like U2, Ben Folds, Amy Grant and the list goes on and on! Click … Read more

Redoing Grand Back Checks (Winter 2006 Mpt Journal)

There are times you may just want to recover grand back checks with new buckskin, but other times you will want to replace the back check and wire, because the wire has weakened with age. In those cases, you need to safely remove each old back check and wire with minimal damage to the key,