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#1039694 - 08/31/06 07:17 PM New grand comes home!
SRsystem Offline
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Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 22
As promised in the PianoForum here are pictures of our new (to us) Maeari grand.

We placed a rug in anticipation of of our new piano and it was immediately occupied by our inquisitive little friends unmarred in the face of change. A portent of harmony?

Set up, cleaned up and ready for action! The rug provided unnecessary dampening so it was removed.

Obligatory 'Reflection in the lid' shot. I hate the flash on my camera but i love that view.

It sounds better here then it did before it was moved. Can't wait for the tuning/voicing at the end of next week! Recordings to come soon.

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#1039695 - 08/31/06 07:24 PM Re: New grand comes home!
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Ooh, a new piano! Congratulations! I hope you have many happy years with your new baby. It looks gorgeous.

#1039696 - 08/31/06 07:34 PM Re: New grand comes home!
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Registered: 07/15/06
Posts: 130
Congrats! It looks wonderful! What kind of piano is it?

You may want to wait to get it tuned for a bit, if the tuning is OK right now. The piano technician at the music school I work at was telling a couple who was buying a piano that he had tuned the piano they were buying recently, and then he said it would be best to wait to tune it in a couple of months after the season changed, which he said would shoot it out of tune, anyway. I imagine this is even more true in Canada, and you don't want to get it tuned now and need to get it tuned again in November. Just a thought.

#1039697 - 08/31/06 07:42 PM Re: New grand comes home!
rockpeter Offline
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Registered: 11/08/05
Posts: 607
Loc: Montreal Canada
ah man.....I want one..

Ok..Ok... If you don't want your Steinway give it to me !!!!

#1039698 - 08/31/06 07:50 PM Re: New grand comes home!
Frank_W Offline
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Registered: 05/10/06
Posts: 1047
Loc: United States
Gorgeous!! Beautiful household mammals, too! Did they come with the piano? \:D Congratulations! \:\)
Compassion, Love, Strength, Peace, Dignity, Balance, Order

#1039699 - 08/31/06 08:13 PM Re: New grand comes home!
SRsystem Offline
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Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 22
Love the sig Frank, the mammals are native to the home... on the right is the caninus porcinus or the North American Silver Back Pig Dog (le Pug). This partcular specimen is known to respond to Mr.Endo, Gould, Glen, Eggo, 'Egg McMonster with Cheese' and even simply 'sir!'. Likes: Food-like objects and sleep, Dislikes: having toenails clipped.

On the left we have an incarnation of Athena, the goddess of war and nocturnal toy hunting. Likes: any form of finagling, piano music and little else; Dislikes: mostly everything else.

Not shown: A fine specimen of felinus obeseiarium (les ragdolls). Likes: Cookies, Sleep and tummy rubs in that order. Dislikes: Everything else (and Athena sometimes)

C.P. Its a Samick with the name Maeari on the fallboard commissioned by Hyundai in the early 90s.


#1039700 - 08/31/06 09:05 PM Re: New grand comes home!
Frank_W Offline
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Loc: United States
Hahaha!!! Awesome, man... I hope you and your beautiful animals all enjoy that handsome piano. \:\)
Compassion, Love, Strength, Peace, Dignity, Balance, Order

#1039701 - 08/31/06 09:10 PM Re: New grand comes home!
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
it's fantastic! congratulations!

#1039702 - 08/31/06 09:30 PM Re: New grand comes home!
Bernard Offline
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Registered: 07/06/01
Posts: 3857
Loc: North Groton, NH
SRsystem, Congratulations! I love your furry friends... the cat is stunningly beautiful and the pooch is cute as a button. (I hope you put the rug somewhere else for them to enjoy. ;\) )
"Hunger for growth will come to you in the form of a problem." -- unknown

#1039703 - 08/31/06 09:33 PM Re: New grand comes home!
rocky Offline
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Registered: 03/12/05
Posts: 1456
Loc: Louisville, KY
Congrats.....looks beautiful!
When I reach the place I'm going, I will surely know my way.

#1039704 - 08/31/06 09:48 PM Re: New grand comes home!
IrishMak Offline
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Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
Oh, it's beautiful!! And so are the mammals!! LOL Enjoy!

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#1039705 - 08/31/06 10:01 PM Re: New grand comes home!
C.P. Offline
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Registered: 07/15/06
Posts: 130
Oh, I completely forgot to mention the pets! I agree with Bernard--I hope you transported the rug somewhere fun for them!

#1039706 - 08/31/06 10:15 PM Re: New grand comes home!
ChickGrand Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 3269
Loc: Midwest U.S.
Nice piano and nice room (congratulations!), but that is one *gorgeous* cat. The markings are truly wonderful. Love the name, too. \:\)

#1039707 - 08/31/06 10:29 PM Re: New grand comes home!
Monica K. Offline

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Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18116
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
Congratulations, SRSystem, on your beautiful piano! I think the best part is your statement that it sounds even better in your home than it did when you tried it out. I am so relieved that it worked out well for you.

p.s. My daughter's name is Athena, too! I'll have to show her the picture of her namesake.
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/pianomonica

#1039708 - 08/31/06 10:37 PM Re: New grand comes home!
SRsystem Offline
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Registered: 08/24/06
Posts: 22
Glad you made it Monica, your comments helped give me the confidence I needed to ignore opinion and trust my own judgment in this purchase. BTB Athena is an amazing name for a person ;\)

#1039709 - 09/01/06 09:11 AM Re: New grand comes home!
Seaside_Lee Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
Posts: 2167
Loc: Blackpool, UK
Hi SRSytem \:D

The piano looks wonderful...what does she/he sound like? you just have to record something

sheesh! that's me depressed again....bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!! \:\(

I want one wanna, wanna...WANNA

seriously though, I hope you get years and years of enjoyment out of your new baby \:D


Lee \:\)
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