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Piano Technician & Tool Maker

Crafted by Randy Cassotto

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Reviews from Experienced Technicians

Mario Igrec, RPT

"A quick thumbs up and thanks to Randy Cassotto of 88 On Pitch for making me a new custom tuning lever.  I've always favored the feel of steel levers like old Hale and more recently Jahn, but this feather-light and gorgeous carbon fiber lever with a macassar ebony handle may just change my mind.

I've been using it with the new Cassotto Prestige tips #2 and #1, and a 10° head.  The #2 tip fits just a tad deeper than my Jahn #2, but that's a good thing as it reduces the pin flex.  There is some vertical rocking but it hugs the pin thoroughly at its end allowing you to turn the pin in the block in tiniest increments.  The control is excellent overall.  If you want to feel the pin, steel is still the ticket, but some isolation is not a bad thing, it just takes getting used to it.  I think I found my new favorite."


Mario Igrec, RPT & Author of Pianos Inside Out:  A Comprehensive Guide to Piano Tuning, Repairing, and Rebuilding   igrecpiano.com

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Shawn Skylark, RPT  skylarkpiano.com

"He's created a tuning lever that's light and well-balanced, with a carbon-fiber core that's absolutely rigid and transfer the most subtle information from the tuning pin to my hand.  It's not only an excellent tool, it's a work of art, worth of some of the pianos I'm fortunate enough to have in my care.  It's not the cheapest, but neither are the pianos I prefer to service.  And when I consider the time he likely spent in its creation, a bargain..  Some call it a hammer, others a lever or wrench.  But this.. this is a wand."

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Dutch Adkins, MPT  @adkinspiano

"First use of my new tuning lever by Randy Cassotto and I’m in love!  It’s very light but extremely effective.  Congratulations to CPCC (Central Piedmont Community College) on the purchase of a new Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand!"

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Matt Crudo, RPT  dcpianos.com

"This lever handles beautifully.  The majority of its weight is at the ball, which not only allows you the ability to feel the most minute movements, but makes for easy reposition of the tip without ever having to take your hand off the ball."

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Dave Bunch, Piano Technician  davebunchpiano.com

"When I recently turned 70 with no plans for retirement, I decided to treat myself to a really nice custom made lever to use on this last and hopefully long leg of my tuning journey.  I contacted Randy Cassotto and furnished him with my specs for my perfect lever and he made one that was way beyond my expectations.  It tunes like a dream and even though it is the same length, it is 2.5 ounces lighter than my Fujan!  The small head is also great for visibility and accessibility in tight places.  Would highly recommend!"

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Brittany York  @the_sound_inspired

"My very first tuning lever, beautifully constructed by @88onpitch is here!!  It was a tall (and very difficult) order to have Randy adhere to designs that I drew to a lever, but he did a gorgeous job.  The lever is lightweight, sensitive to the smallest movements, and make tuning a dream!  Thank you, Randy, I love it!"  

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James Romig

romigpianos.com

"Love Love Love my lever.   It does what you tell it to and it instills a sense of pride in my work."

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William Trotman

pianofix.net

"I also have the quick change tip technology.  All carbon fiber/wood technology.  In my opinion, Randy raised the bar on the 2 industry standards."

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Rebecca Kayorie

Piano Technician

"I love my hammer!!!!!  I've used it twice so far and it's my new 'go-to'.  I tuned a Wurlitzer spinet yesterday and a high gloss Yamaha today.  I think it was shinier than the Yamaha, HAHAHA!  I was able to stand while I tune, which I never do with my impact hammer.  And it's sooooooo light!  Beautiful work, Randy."

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Skye Meadows Jenkins, @skyemeadowspiano

"My new tuning lever from @88onpitch @cassottotuninglevers  I love it 😍 🤩 ✨  It's great 🙌  I just tuned a Yamaha with it.  Such a relief --it's less physical effort for more discrete tuning pin movements 😅"

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William Mon

Piano Rescuers  pianorescuers.com

"It replaced my Fujan lever upon trying my shiny, new custom lever.  The interchangeable tip is extremely seamless!  Also, I now love that my hammer has a ton of personality and my clients will go 'what kind of tuning lever is that?!"

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CASSOTTO LEVERS

88 ON PITCH - Parent Company

Randy Cassotto, Piano Technician / Tuner & Tool Maker
Carbon Fiber Levers:  cassottolevers@gmail.com
Call or Text:  860-307-2096


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