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#1200067 - 05/15/09 08:05 PM Transporting a clavinova or a stage-piano.
pieper Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 129
Loc: Netherlands
Hi All,

I'm considering to buy a digital piano but my current situation is kind of uncertain. I'm living in Holland but I may be moving to England this year or the next.

I'd prefer to buy the Yamaha CLP340, a true home-instrument, quite heavy and large (around 70 kg - 156 lbs) but the p155, a stagepiano (18.6 kg - 41 lbs) would be the more practical alternative.

So my question is if anyone has any experience moving his/her instrument overseas. Is there a reliable and affordable service that would move an instrument like the CLP340 (per boat/channel-tunnel/plane), and who has any experience transporting a stage-piano per plane?

Any other input is more than welcome as well - anyone having good or bad experiences moving their instrument around, suggestions or anything.

Thanks a lot in advance.

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#1200140 - 05/15/09 10:26 PM Re: Transporting a clavinova or a stage-piano. [Re: pieper]
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
if it's a P155, then you can even take it with you on plane. i don't have experience on that, but my teacher took his P90 this way when he went oversea. with CLP340 however, you just have to find a shipping service to do that, and furthermore you have to take it apart and pack it all in a box before you can ship it.

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#1200221 - 05/16/09 01:52 AM Re: Transporting a clavinova or a stage-piano. [Re: signa]
Horwinkle Offline
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Registered: 09/22/08
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If you take your keyboard on a flight, please send it as checked baggage. Use a suitable, durable container.

If you bring it on board and stow it in the overhead rack, I will drop my brick-filled backpack on top of it and crush it to pieces. smile

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#1200305 - 05/16/09 07:54 AM Re: Transporting a clavinova or a stage-piano. [Re: Horwinkle]
pieper Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 129
Loc: Netherlands
Originally Posted By: signa
if it's a P155, then you can even take it with you on plane. i don't have experience on that, but my teacher took his P90 this way when he went oversea. ...


Thanks! Just the info I was hoping for (first or almost first hand experience).

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#1200307 - 05/16/09 07:59 AM Re: Transporting a clavinova or a stage-piano. [Re: Horwinkle]
pieper Offline
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Registered: 05/09/09
Posts: 129
Loc: Netherlands
Originally Posted By: Horwinkle
... If you bring it on board and stow it in the overhead rack, I will drop my brick-filled backpack on top of it and crush it to pieces. smile


I think we'll both be charged extra for bringing too heavy hand luggage..

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