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Jump to new posts Re: Miss my concert grands by BruceD @ 09/14/14 01:58 AM

Originally Posted By: phackeI suppose if you wanted us to know what line you are talking about, you would have said. ... and, perhaps, being a dealer, he is being appropriately discreet and not "advertising" and bragging about a line he c
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Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by Retsacnal @ 09/14/14 01:56 AM

I want to endorse the idea of having a 2nd tech look at this piano (assuming that you're still interested). Sadly, there are people in the world who are so desperate to make a buck that they will lie to you about a piano in the hopes that they can co
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: Del Sure. The piano will play in some fashion indefinitely with or without any repair. The question really should be, "Will the piano sound decent without any repair?" And the answer to that, of course, is "No.&qu
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: San Marino competition by outo @ 09/14/14 01:42 AM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: outo If these young pianists think “expressing” in their face and body will transfer into the playing and to the listener, it really doesn't, quite the opposite. Constantly aiming for dramatic e
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Jump to new posts Re: Strange issue with Kawai ES7 is back.... by Kromen @ 09/14/14 01:34 AM

Indeed Ben. I will keep an eye on my unit the following days, hopefully the issue wont show again, in the meanwhile I will contact my dealer and try to set a revision. Once again, thank you all for your help and best wishes Regards, Kromen
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Jump to new posts Re: Possible piano purchase by Jennymomofboys @ 09/14/14 01:30 AM

Thanks for the advice, this would explain why it's not sold yet, it's been on craigslist for awhile. I think that I will not travel to look at it, but when I get down that way I might see if it's still available. I'm not necessarily looking for a
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Jump to new posts Re: Miss my concert grands by phacke @ 09/14/14 01:19 AM

I suppose if you wanted us to know what line you are talking about, you would have said.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: Paul678Originally Posted By: Chris LeslieIf you loosen the strings, then the bridge cap may fall off anyway by itself. Then you could have the exercise of re-capping it. Micky Mouse could do that! So do you think it might hold
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Originally Posted By: Ed FooteOriginally Posted By: WilliamTruittLet me ask the obvious question - HOW MUCH stiffer is the carbon fiber shank than it's wooden cousin in a particular point in the scale? (we'll use note 44 for our example) I only brin
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Achievement of the week - what got you excited? by Sand Tiger @ 09/14/14 01:02 AM

Week 131: I make good progress on the new piece, Mockingbird. I am almost able to play the prior one, Between Raindrops, with my eyes closed. There was the thread on Irish music, and I watched a bit of the free lesson linked there. I didn't learn the
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Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by dcnm50 @ 09/14/14 01:01 AM

Thank you, Marty, for nice suggestion. I paid $150, he almost did all the tuning for about 1 hour 10 mins. I completely respect your advice about having second rot to check it, but I am really not sure if I should spend another $150 . The seller
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Jump to new posts Re: What about Samick's Concert grands? by carey @ 09/14/14 12:41 AM

Originally Posted By: MarkarianIt just goes to show size isn't everything. There was a handsome-looking, high-poly "Sojin" grand at 7' on consignment locally that I tried out. It sounded like a someone had stuffed a Kawai full of couch cush
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Jump to new posts Re: Schubert - Wanderer Fantasy by carey @ 09/14/14 12:38 AM

Originally Posted By: FarmGirlBravo, Phil, It was fantastic. I listen to the whole piece. The piece is in my bucket list. It may not be attainable but I wish I would have wherewithal to play it someday. My teacher (not my current one but her
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Spontaneous vs. non spontaneous performing by Derulux @ 09/14/14 12:36 AM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: Roland The BeagleBecause no one is an inhuman robot, you can't perform the same way every time. As something changes when you perform a piece, you will have to shape the music around it. For m
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: "Taking chances" in a performance by Derulux @ 09/14/14 12:33 AM

Originally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: DeruluxOriginally Posted By: pianoloverusOriginally Posted By: DeruluxI think there are many passionate art lovers who would agree that art is at its best when it is living, breathing, changing.
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By: albumblatterI feel you. A few months ago, I actually had to use the gas burner in the green room (they had a few of those to brew tea) because the level of anxiety definitely affected the blood flow, dropping the temperature and
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Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by Minnesota Marty @ 09/14/14 12:19 AM

May I suggest that you have another inspection by a different tech. If that piano has been well kept, a pin block shouldn't be failing after 10 years. If it had regular tunings up until a year ago, it should not have been so out of tune that an ins
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Playing with cold hands is very difficult for me! by albumblatter @ 09/14/14 12:09 AM

I feel you. A few months ago, I actually had to use the gas burner in the green room (they had a few of those to brew tea) because the level of anxiety definitely affected the blood flow, dropping the temperature and the fluidity of my hands rapidly.
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Playing with cold hands is very difficult for me! by albumblatter @ 09/14/14 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: Louis PodestaOriginally Posted By: rovI find it difficult top play the piano with cold hands, why is this?. Does anyone have any tips for this issue?. How much time should one warmup?. thanks a lot! Do you really think we are t
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: paganini variations composed by Hamelin by Left-CA @ 09/13/14 11:51 PM

The first variation is amazing! Im currently learning Etude No.6 and it now sounds easy in comparison.
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Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by dcnm50 @ 09/13/14 11:48 PM

BDB, you probably can tell that I am hesitating to let it go....I might get it for around 8k, so if I spend another (let's say) 2k for most of these issues excluding DC, plus moving and others, I am looking at $11000 for a 2004 Kawai RX-2, it is impo
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by BDB @ 09/13/14 11:36 PM

Pass on it. If what you are saying is true, it has too many problems to bother with, no matter what the price.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by dcnm50 @ 09/13/14 11:30 PM

BDB, this tech spent about an hour to tune the most of the piano until the sell had guest coming over for dinner, and I suggested him to just stop there. He said it was overall a good piano(7-8 out of 10), and told me about full regulation issue, cl
Adult Beginners Forum
I did notice that I don't get to "Hava Nagila" until well into volume 2! Does anybody know of a simpler version of it anywhere?
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: How muchis action regulation? by BDB @ 09/13/14 11:07 PM

I would get another opinion on this piano. It sounds like this tech is padding the bill, but if he is not, a 10-year-old piano that has loose pins is not one that I would recommend. I would not diagnose "only one or two loose tuning pins which n
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