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#1294280 - 10/26/09 05:55 PM Ivers & Pond 1947 Spinet?
Pamelabous Offline
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Registered: 10/22/09
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Would love some feedback on this piano. My daughter loves this piano, and we are considering purchasing. Hammers look great and it is the original owner.

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#1294284 - 10/26/09 06:00 PM Re: Ivers & Pond 1947 Spinet? [Re: Pamelabous]
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This make and model was mid to low level when new 62 years ago. I would recommend shopping for much newer used.
Co-Author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Buying A Piano. A "must read" before you shop.
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#1294287 - 10/26/09 06:08 PM Re: Ivers & Pond 1947 Spinet? [Re: Marty Flinn]
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Do not get a spinet. They are difficult to repair if anything goes wrong. I recently made such a repair, and it cost about 5 times as much as it would have been if it had been a larger upright without a drop action.
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#1296042 - 10/29/09 12:47 PM Re: Ivers & Pond 1947 Spinet? [Re: BDB]
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I have nothing bad to say about Ivors and Pond, but spinet pianos in general are not great to learn on. They have a "drop" action which adds a substantial extra linkage to the keys. Spinet's are not the best representation of what a real piano action should be. This can be frustrating to the beginner - even early on. One of the things a beginner learns early on is piano, pianissimo, forte and fortissimo. A spinet lacks severly in dynamic range. What I am saying is that they are not very expressive and expression is a large part of the beauty of music.
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