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#1158506 - 03/06/09 01:31 PM Re: brodmann [Re: Norbert]
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Deflecting the issue of your blatent adverting of Brodmann by attackng me is a tactic worthy of Terry Wilson.

Also, inviting other dealers to promote their lines in violation of forum rules is a poor way to try to justify your transgressions.
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#1158517 - 03/06/09 01:57 PM Re: brodmann [Re: Steve Cohen]
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Why go back to Brodmann, the line you apparently once wanted but couldn't get?

In fact as a "industry consultant for Bechstein" I always wondered why you don't even carry Bechstein in your store.

It is very unfortunate that instead of making some valid contributions here you simply see the need to insult those owners of pianos who have seen fit to write about their shopping experience here.

You claim I'm hyping things, yet completely ignore that much of it it customer based stuff.

Including some of our areas most respected teachers, students, pianists and churches.

Too bad that things like that create envy and strife in the industry for those who may feel endangered or even threatened by the competitive edge happy customers can create in the market.

For most it's good stuff to read about - it's based on real life experience, the stuff Larry Fine is often basing his evaluations on.

Rest assured, always happy to read some of your own.

Congratulations in advance!


Edited by Norbert (03/06/09 02:09 PM)
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#1158544 - 03/06/09 03:07 PM Re: brodmann [Re: Norbert]
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#1159717 - 03/08/09 09:12 PM Re: brodmann [Re: Jeff Bauer]
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Hi again and I thank you for your replies so far. However, those replies do digress to some degree from my original points: so may I refer you to my actual questions:

Would any Brodmann dealers or Brodmann owners like to comment on their experiences when comparing Brodmann and, say, Yamaha, in terms of reliability, tuning stability and quality of action/touch response? (I appreciate there is a considerable price difference) Also, from a dealer's viewpoint, are there any problems with continuity of supply?

Any opinions, positive or negative, on these manufacturers' and their models would be very much appreciated.

Likewise, if I can be of any help in supplying feedback from UK customers regarding new Yamaha and Steinway pianos, I would be delighted to help.
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#1159836 - 03/09/09 01:07 AM Re: brodmann [Re: ChrisVenables]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisVenables

Would any Brodmann dealers or Brodmann owners like to comment on their experiences when comparing Brodmann and, say, Yamaha, in terms of reliability, tuning stability and quality of action/touch response?

I've had my BU 125 (Now called a PE 125 I believe) for about 13 months and it's behaving very well; still sounding gorgeous and has stayed in tune very well - better than I expected for a brand new piano settling into a new home. A slight "click" developed when depressing the sustain peddle (it was VERY quiet, only audible when playing pp and WITH the practice pedal) and went away again a week later.

I don't have much to compare it to, but since I'd rate my experience with the piano as just about flawless, I can't imagine another brand of piano could have pleased me more. Which isn't to say I don't believe there are better pianos - but for someone at my level of proficiency (moderate, shall we say!) , with my budget, it seems to have worked out well. The piano I can most easily compare it to is my teacher's, which is a Boston grand, and of course it has a fuller sound and a touch capable of more subtlety, but it was I guess between four and five times the price.

The reason I picked the Brodmann over the other pianos on my shortlist (a Bechstein, a Danemann, and a U3, all about the same price) was mostly the peace of mind I associated with owning something brand new. Tuners and technicians seemed to be responding well to the brand, and I found myself thinking "the Bechstein sounds great, but how much longer will a 90 year old pin-block last?" ; "the U3 has a great action but how much life is left in the strings?" etc...

A year and a bit down the line and I've learned quite a bit more about pianos, but I'm deliriously happy with my choice still, though I do eye up the 187cm grand whenever I pass my dealer's place!

Edited by djtoast (03/09/09 01:07 AM)
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#1201709 - 05/18/09 07:36 PM Re: brodmann [Re: melissap]
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I know your posting was quite a while ago but I'm curious what did you end up buying and are you happy? I'm in the market for that similiarly elusive 10-15,000 under 6ft grand and have been considering Broadmann. So I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.

thank you. steve

#1201760 - 05/18/09 08:56 PM Re: brodmann [Re: juststeve]
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the person who started this thread last posted three years ago so may not be back to respond...

there's a more recent thread here:


which digresses in the middle but is more recent and involves someone choosing between a brodmann 187, a kawai RX2 and a boston 178 - might be worth a look.
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