I thought that since I highly recommend these Piano Humidity Control Systems, it would be a good idea to put some testimonials about the system on the site. We start off with Alexander Ostrovsky, Piano Technician for Leonard Bernstein , then hear from other fellow technicians.. and end with Piano Manufacturers. Pretty impressive list of advocates!

Begin QuoteAs the piano technician for
Maestro Leonard Bernstein®
for many years, I had the demanding task
of always seeking perfection.
Installation of the Piano Life Saver
amazingly opens up the piano’s personality.
The soundboard starts to vibrate freely and
opens the full dynamic range and variety of colors of sound.

That is impossible to achieve otherwise.

I strongly recommend for the best piano performance
installation of the Piano Life Saver in every piano.End Quote

~ Alexander Ostrovsky, RPT
Expert Piano Technician, Concert Tuner


Here is what my fellow Registered Piano Technicians have to say:

Larry Crabb

Begin QuoteAs a piano restorer, I have seen the damaging effects of humidity extremes on hundreds of pianos in the past 46 years. The System not only protects against costly repairs to most wooden parts, metal parts, felt and glue joints, it also stabilizes the pitch and improves the touch and tone noticeably.End Quote

RPT Registered Piano Technician and Piano Restorer
Installed more than 1400 Piano Life Saver Systems since 1973

Begin QuoteIn Montpellier, South of France, we live between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Massif Central. Sometimes, during the same day, damp winds (blowing from the sea to the Mountains) alternate with dry winds (blowing from the mountains to the sea). These unstable winds change the piano tuning and regulating, and they cause damages to pinblocks and soundboards. In many cases, the Dampp-Chaser System  is the best solution – if not the only one – to prevent climatic effects on wood structure of the piano.End Quote

Piano e Forte
Montpellier, France



Begin QuotePiano Life Saver Systems dramatically improve the performance of pianos. I have installed hundreds of systems, and my belief in the product grows with every installation.End Quote

RPT Registered Piano Technician, Third Generation



Bob Russell

Begin QuoteAs a professional piano technician for nearly 30 years, I’ve seen the damage and instability humidity fluctuations can cause. That’s why I highly recommend the Piano Life Saver System to all my clients. The benefits of this product will pay for itself several times over! It’s a great product, and a must for all pianos.End Quote

Professional Piano Technician
Minneapolis, MN.


Begin QuoteIn environments where humidity is problematic for pianos (too high or too  low), the Piano Life Saver System protects the piano from damage related to humidity and, therefore, significantly preserves the piano’s value.End Quote

Pianos-Service P. Fuhrer S.A.
Geneva, Switzerland


Wally Meissner

Begin QuoteIn my work, it’s extremely important that I feel good about what I do – it’s a matter of ethics. When I install a Piano Life Saver System, I feel good about what I do for the piano and the piano owner.End Quote

RPT Registered Piano Technician
Installed over 1200 Piano Life Saver Systems since 1974


And finally, the Manufacturers:

Leading Piano Manufacturers Recommend the System


Begin QuoteBaldwin recommends the Dampp-Chaser system as a valuable means to help insure the longevity and stability of our pianos.End Quote


Begin QuoteIn environments with fluctuating humidity, Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control Systems efficiently help to preserve the extraordinary tonal quality and investment value of Bechstein
pianos.End Quote


Begin QuoteThe Life Saver System certainly helps to control the humidity around a piano, helps to prevent damage and to maintain its value.End Quote

-Christian Blüthner-Haessler


Begin QuoteThe usage of Dampp-Chaser humidity control systems effectively compensates climatic changes within the piano’s environment and is for that reason beneficial in terms of stability and long term reliability.End Quote


Begin QuoteFazioli pianos are individually handcrafted combining high quality materials with the finest workmanship and technology. Despite our pianos are built according to strict standards in order to tolerate changes in temperature and humidity, we always remind our clients that it is much better to preserve the piano from severe climate conditions. For this reason we recommend the Piano Life Saver System in particular to protect the soundboard, from the damaging effects of extreme humidity fluctuations.End Quote


Begin QuoteA stable environment is necessary for the piano to be enjoyed and maintained to the highest level. We endorse the Life Saver System from Dampp-Chaser for all our grand and upright pianos.End Quote

-Chen Hailun


Begin QuoteYour Dampp-Chaser humidity control systems are the best and most carefully designed systems we have seen.End Quote

Mason & Hamlin

Begin QuoteThe Piano Life Saver System should be included in the pianist’s arsenal to combat damaging humidity extremes.End Quote

Pearl River Piano

Begin QuotePearl River Piano Group USA believes that a properly installed and maintained Dampp-Chaser system can enhance the performance and longevity of our pianos.End Quote


Begin QuotePetrof company recommends the Dampp-Chaser System with Petrof Pianos to enhance tuning and regulation stability, especially those pianos placed in areas that are subject to great air humidity changes or to extreme high or extreme low humidity levels.  Without such a system, it is very difficult to control the air humidity in the immediate vicinity
of the piano.End Quote

– Zuzana Ceralová Petrofavá


Begin QuoteThe Piano Life Saver helps to preserve the outstanding sound, fine touch and unique expressiveness of Sauter handcrafted
pianos.End Quote

-Ulrich Sauter


Begin QuoteThe best way to preserve the value of fine grands and uprights is to automatically regulate the humidity right within the instrument .. with a System from Dampp-Chaser Corporation.End Quote

-Nikolaus Schimmel


Begin QuoteThe Dampp-Chaser Climate Control System helps retain both the regulation and pitch of top quality instruments, thus stabilizing the tonal character inherent in a particular make or instrument as well as its long-term value.End Quote

-Ursula Seiler


Begin QuoteWe use only fine natural wood and natural materials in the manufacture of Steingraeber pianos. The Dampp-Chaser System helps to avoid damage to our pianos in severe climatic conditions, especially in overly-dry
End Quote

-Udo Steingraeber


Begin Quote…Yamaha fully endorses the use of the system with Yamaha pianos in areas that are subject to extremes in humidity. Without such a system, it is very difficult to control the humidity around the piano.End Quote

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