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#1331823 - 12/22/09 08:20 PM Twas three days before Christmas...
Eric Gloo Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
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Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
Twas three days before Christmas and all through the land

The pianos were tuned by ear and by hand.

The tuner was home. He was shouting with glee,

"NO PIANOS 'TIL NEXT YEAR! WHOOP, WHOOP and YIPPEE!!!!"
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Eric Gloo
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Richfield Springs, New York

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#1331828 - 12/22/09 08:23 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Eric Gloo]
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Loc: Oakland
Nothing New Year's Eve? No partying with the amateurs?
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#1331830 - 12/22/09 08:26 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: BDB]
Eric Gloo Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
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Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
Nope! I'm done! My ears need a rest.
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Richfield Springs, New York

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#1331884 - 12/22/09 09:56 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Eric Gloo]
Bob Offline
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Tuned 14 today. Still not done yet!
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#1331896 - 12/22/09 10:09 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Bob]
victor kam Offline
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Registered: 12/17/02
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Loc: Malaysia
Bob, you tuned 14 pianos that day????? I cannot imagine that many a day.
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NY Steinway D 423118 (rebuilt by Roy Peters, OH)
Yamaha UX 2499771; Casio PX-3 keyboard

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#1331907 - 12/22/09 10:21 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: victor kam]
Eric Gloo Offline
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Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
14 pianos in one day. Is that kind of like running a marathon? You get half-way through, want to quit, you throw up, and then get your second wind.
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#1332004 - 12/23/09 01:03 AM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Eric Gloo]
Sam Casey Offline
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Registered: 02/05/05
Posts: 1135
Loc: SW Missouri
I have one to deliver and tune a MH for a church Xmas eve 4PM. Then that's it till 2010.


Edited by Sam Casey (12/23/09 01:03 AM)

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#1332057 - 12/23/09 03:32 AM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Sam Casey]
victor kam Offline
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Registered: 12/17/02
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Loc: Malaysia
Which is the busiest month for tuners in America?
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NY Steinway D 423118 (rebuilt by Roy Peters, OH)
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#1332077 - 12/23/09 05:08 AM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: victor kam]
Gregor Offline
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Registered: 10/31/08
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Loc: Münster, Germany
Here in Germany my busiest months are from October to March. December is not so much more than e.g. October or March. It has to do with the heating period. But one thing differs in December: all customers have christmas as deadline. Eve those who call on 22th of December.

Gregor
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#1332132 - 12/23/09 08:31 AM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Gregor]
Jerry Groot RPT Offline
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Registered: 11/07/07
Posts: 6828
Loc: Grand Rapids Michigan
My busiest months are August through December and then again March and April. The rest of the time, I am averaging less tunings, still do a lot though, (happy for both sides) and during the summer months, they are mostly filled with some tunings but, a ton of action work. I stop all action work in August again. No time for it.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
www.grootpiano.com

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#1332556 - 12/23/09 05:42 PM Re: Twas three days before Christmas... [Re: Jerry Groot RPT]
Bob Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
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Loc: Florida
It's not hard to do 14. 45 min per piano average over about 11 hours. One practice room after another. No driving.
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