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Jump to new posts Re: Best years and models of Chickering? by Larry Buck @ 03/22/15 09:13 PM

Pianoloverus You speak well to the challenge. I would enjoy writing a comprehensive explanation to that very question. At some point I will, as it does come up in part every single day of doing business. How do we listen to the expectations of th
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! by MacMacMac @ 03/22/15 09:13 PM

pv: Take it easy. Elmer simply said "... the thread had died ..." And indeed it had. Until yesterday there had been no posts since last September. So your objection "... can plainly SEE THAT THIS THREAD IS NOT DEAD" doesn't fit.
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We already have a keyboard although not a high quality one. But we are definitely only interested in an acoustic piano. My girls are at the point of learning dynamics and their teacher said an acoustic piano would be very helpful although not comp
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Roland FP 5 broken key bracket ?? by Pat5067 @ 03/22/15 09:12 PM

hey lolatu, glad you got something out of this rambling...to answer your questions: yes, I replaced two chassis sections. The middle C section of the keyboard was the worst, 4 out of 12 key slots were repaired(glued back together)at one time or the o
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! by MacMacMac @ 03/22/15 09:07 PM

It's not maintenance-free. And neither is any other digital.Originally Posted By Pete14It really is a maintenance-free instrument (just like any other digital piano); unless you want to change the oil and align the wheels every few months.Keys occasi
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Jump to new posts Re: Best years and models of Chickering? by S. Phillips @ 03/22/15 09:03 PM

The cocked hat Chickerings that I have seen have a Brown action. They were pre Civil War. 1850's. I agree with Ed that they don't have much if any resale value and they have a sweet little sound but I've always wanted one since I can do the repair
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Piano with Hand Injuries by MediocreSam @ 03/22/15 09:02 PM

With my string of bad luck, I'm surprised I'm not missing a hand lol. Seriously though, I can't believe all my hands and fingers. I've walked away unscathed many more times than I should have.
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Jump to new posts Re: Your achievements in sight reading? (Motivation) by noobpianist90 @ 03/22/15 09:01 PM

I havent heard of the John kember books before. For sight reading practice, I'm using: Progressive sight reading exercises for piano by Hannah Smith Mikrokosmos by Bela Bartok (I finished book 1, yet to start on book 2) Improve your sight-reading se
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! by pv88 @ 03/22/15 08:57 PM

@James, Have deliberately used the implied (not written) language to get the poster above to see that the thread is apparently not "dead" and have already edited my post accordingly by taking out the implied words. I wanted the above post
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Jump to new posts Re: Best Keyboard/Electric Piano For a College Student by Charles Cohen @ 03/22/15 08:52 PM

Quote: RD-800 is a very reasonable pick at $2500 when you're convinced a PX-350 (ES-100 or P-105) isn't going to satisfy you. . . . Best advice I can give is to also play the PX-5S and make sure you feel the RD-800 is $1500 better and don't forget yo
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Jump to new posts Re: Mislabled parts... by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 03/22/15 08:51 PM

You must be very careful with them to not damage the alignment.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! by Kawai James @ 03/22/15 08:50 PM

Originally Posted By pv88@Fudd, What's your problem, fuddy-duddy? You've already replied to the OP's posts previously and you can plainly SEE that this thread is NOT DEAD as the OP has been replying to posts here, just two posts above yours: Sund
Pianist Corner
Originally Posted By HakkiEinstein was a lazy student. How about working hard and becoming another Einstein? No need to fool someone about his/her limits. Humans are not born equal. Hey, now you too can be lazy and concentrate like Einstein! So n
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Jump to new posts Re: Mislabled parts... by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 03/22/15 08:48 PM

There are micrometers that have very wide plates on the measuring surface to limit the amount of distortion you can produce when touching cloths.
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: Best Keyboard/Electric Piano For a College Student by Kawai James @ 03/22/15 08:46 PM

Originally Posted By MediocreSamI broke my wrists by crashing a bike, falling in gym class, a collapsible staircase fell on them once in my garage, and then the other three times were me getting beaten up. Goodness me, that sounds painful. I'm glad
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Jump to new posts Re: Self Player? by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 03/22/15 08:46 PM

There are also Player piano systems from Pianodisc and LX.
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Jump to new posts Re: Best years and models of Chickering? by Ed McMorrow, RPT @ 03/22/15 08:42 PM

I don't think finely rebuilt Chickerings have have enough traction in the marketplace to command the top tier prices and resale ease of Steinways and Masons. So as an investment-I don't think it could work. Many Chickerings are more difficult to reb
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Jump to new posts Re: Best years and models of Chickering? by Karl Watson @ 03/22/15 08:42 PM

Sally: So, I'm wondering if this combines the virtues of flat-stringing with the length of cross-stringing ? When exactly were they made ? Do tell us more. Were they made with Erard-type actions or with the Brown action ? Karl Watson, Staten Island,
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Playing Piano with Hand Injuries by phantomFive @ 03/22/15 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By MediocreSamI've broken my wrists 6 times. I still play and intend on minoring in performance piano. That said, are there other pianists out there who have had multiple hand or wrist injuries? I've been fortunate in that I've only
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Re: Bach little prelude BWV 924 by noobpianist90 @ 03/22/15 08:38 PM

Originally Posted By hreichgottBy the way, "idem" means "the same" in Latin, so the label for ornament number 8 means "same idea as 7." The ornament is not called an idem. I see. Thanks for the clarification. Originall
Digital Pianos - Synths & Keyboards
Jump to new posts Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! by pv88 @ 03/22/15 08:38 PM

@ElmerJFudd, You've already replied to the OP's posts previously and you can plainly SEE THAT THIS THREAD IS NOT DEAD as the OP has been replying to posts here, just two posts above yours: Sunday: 3/22/15 -- 6:22 PM
Pianist Corner
Jump to new posts Please help identify a piece if possible by ebonykawai @ 03/22/15 08:36 PM

Hi everyone, This piece of music is from the 1985 movie "White Nights" and is not credited. I thought it sounded very familiar. Does anyone know this piece? I suppose it's entirely possible that it was written for the movie. Thanks for a
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Temperament felt strip thickness for Grand piano? by Dan Casdorph @ 03/22/15 08:35 PM

Your existing felts will probably be fine.
Piano Tuner-Technicians Forum
Jump to new posts Re: Mislabled parts... by Dan Casdorph @ 03/22/15 08:34 PM

I've always found their service to be most excellent. They will fix it.
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