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Jump to new posts Re: How's this for service? by PhilipInChina @ 09/26/14 12:26 AM

I have a silent pedal on the Kawai, but where's the fun in that? You are all so keen, I can book you all in. RMB 200 per hour but you have to cover your own transport.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Refinishing to the Finish by Olek @ 09/26/14 12:25 AM

Originally Posted By: Gene NelsonFor clear coat water base I like Target ec 6000 They have developed this so that the new layers you apply tend to melt into the layers below, similar to a solvent finish but not quite as good. It really makes a differ
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Unison detuning? by Olek @ 09/26/14 12:16 AM

And sure DOA do not work much together,the tones are clearly individual and detached. The usual consonance process is certainly at work but do not develop so much. Looks like a fight take place indeed. It can be great, but I think the beauty of
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Unison detuning? by Olek @ 09/26/14 12:10 AM

Originally Posted By: A443Thank you, Herr Weiss, for the change in tone... I understand what you are listening to in your tuning. And, in fact, I think this is probably the best over all approach (i.e., it is my standard go-to for most of what I do)
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Refinishing to the Finish by Gene Nelson @ 09/26/14 12:08 AM

For clear coat water base I like Target ec 6000 They have developed this so that the new layers you apply tend to melt into the layers below, similar to a solvent finish but not quite as good. It really makes a difference when rub out because the cha
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mason & Hamlin- The Skinny? by BDB @ 09/25/14 11:59 PM

On the other hand, Mason & Hamlin pianos from the 1920s had really big hammers. There was a lot more felt on the proximal side than on the distal.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Unison detuning? by Olek @ 09/25/14 11:58 PM

Thanks, Herr Weiss... appreciated. Was beginning to think you where only trolling. Anything have its explanation. I am looking for tuners to setup a study in lab on unison, if we can find a student to work on that, enough tuners willing to pa
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Need a Hale Speed Hammer by DNDN @ 09/25/14 11:55 PM

I'm interested in trying out the 2-lb Hale speed hammer but have trouble finding one. Schaff has recently discontinued it...I know I can probably improvise one using a regular tuning hammer and some weights but didn't feel like going through the trou
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mason & Hamlin- The Skinny? by John Pels @ 09/25/14 11:54 PM

I own an M&H CC2 built in the mid 60's. It was originally used as a stage piano at my alma mater and when they went all Steinway I was able to purchase it. It played marvelously during my college days and was lusted after by virtually all of the
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Replacing missing Hammers..... by Paul678 @ 09/25/14 11:54 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmlEn3uJHsk So it's not just the weight, but the density of the felt. But the fella in the other video said he could compensate for mismatched hammers by voicing, to a limited degree. And this is way too big of a ha
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Merger for V by TonyB @ 09/25/14 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Marcos DanielTony, have you tried Pianoteq? I wonder how it compares to V-Piano (well, it is only software, not a complete instrument), if you are a Pianoteq user, it would be interesting to hear your thouhgts when your V-piano
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Rostoskys serious thread. (by request) by griffin2417 @ 09/25/14 11:53 PM

Originally Posted By: beechcraft409holy crap i can't believe this thread is still alive haha. I remember day one seeing it, thinking wtf is this? Yup! There's still plenty of life on this thread. Good to see you here.
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Government regulation affecting pianos with ivory... by Jonathan Baker @ 09/25/14 11:49 PM

Perhaps this is a subject more appropriately directed to the technicians forum since they may have specific insights of interest. Having said that, I have noticed that some higher end digital pianos make plastic keys with subtle groove patterns that
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Flashcards and improved score reading by Gary D. @ 09/25/14 11:43 PM

Originally Posted By: A443 A side NOTE: I take issue with the first line on a treble clef staff being E. While that is technically true--with the grand staff--I don't see that line specifically as an E. Why?!? I work with the concepts of bottom/top
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Schumann Recital Sign-Up Thread by gingko2 @ 09/25/14 11:42 PM

To sign up, hit the quote button of the most recent" list in this thread, remove the quote in brackets at the beginning and end, and put your new selection & name in bold. Note: I have tried to separate out multi-movement works where possib
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Refinishing to the Finish by Olek @ 09/25/14 11:38 PM

It certainly is longer lasting than the bronze powder in DD lacquer or other. Car products seem to provide a full range of clears and base coats too. But one need a real booth with heating. Stay out of dust for 1/2 hour in case of 3 coats of clea
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By: BrianDX Eventually my teacher considered these pieces passed, or I never would have progressed to Level 3A. Writing as a fellow student, not a teacher... I don't really understand the idea of "passing" pieces at a
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mason & Hamlin- The Skinny? by Corvus @ 09/25/14 11:37 PM

Wow, wider octaves? Does that mean the keys are wider, or spaced farther apart? Would I actually have to stretch farther to play the same interval on the newer models? I assumed that that had been standardized across brands since, oh, WWII or so.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Should Cork-tipped Bridle tapes be Avoided? by Paul678 @ 09/25/14 11:37 PM

This is what Reblitz claims on page 117. I picked up the Richmond upright, and it has quite a few broken tapes. To do a proper repair, all of them should be replaced, right? The one that was repaired is a cork-tipped one. Howard piano doesn't mi
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Workstation or Software for movie scoring? by thercman @ 09/25/14 11:33 PM

Thomas, I looked over the article and it seems as though it is mostly personal preference when it comes to a DAW. The Nuendo looks cool but it's pretty expensive. Currently I am using Reaper in my studio to do overdubs for a local rap artist. I also
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Chopin Op. 10, No. 1 for small-to-medium hands by Tak-Shing Chan @ 09/25/14 11:32 PM

Interesting fingering. Another possibility would be 5213 (1=Eb, 2=Bb, 3=C, 5=Eb') and 231323132313231 (1=A, 2=C, 3=Eb), as per Ignaz Friedman.
Piano Teachers Forum
Jump to new posts Re: When did you start feeling confident with teaching? by Jonathan Baker @ 09/25/14 11:31 PM

I began charging money for piano lessons when I turned 12 years old. The price was .50 Remarkably, I had the presence of mind to have a photograph taken of me giving my first paid lesson, and I will get hold of it and publish it for my own amuseme
Adult Beginners Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Might I ever be capable of reaching a 12th? by TX-Bluebonnet @ 09/25/14 11:28 PM

Loved the video, KeysAngler.
Piano Teachers Forum
Originally Posted By: Jonathan BakerHello Brian, I do not ever see the matter as "letting go". There are pieces I have revisited repeatedly over the space of decades. We grow and continually revisit pieces from our previous development e
Adult Beginners Forum
Originally Posted By: ArghhhA slight detail to add. Except for pedaling the first note of a piece when it starts with pedal. In those cases it often sounds better (on an acoustic) to pedal before the note is played. Playing with the pedal warms up
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