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#1458187 - 06/17/10 11:36 AM New piano smell
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Why is it that I always see pianos that are plugged into the wall when they aren't equipped with a player system? (and they're not digital either)What is the plug for?


Edited by itsfreakingmeout (06/17/10 11:36 AM)
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#1458204 - 06/17/10 12:04 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
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#1458224 - 06/17/10 12:44 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
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It powers the lo-jack system for pianos. When your piano is stolen by burglars, it sends a message to your computer to tell where it is. That way the thieves always know where the piano is, because they took your computer, too.
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#1458231 - 06/17/10 12:53 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: itsfreakingmeout]
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It's a climate control system inside the piano. It should be kept plugged in at all times.
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#1458242 - 06/17/10 01:09 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Jbyron]
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So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????
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#1458245 - 06/17/10 01:22 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Horowitzian]
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Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.

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#1458274 - 06/17/10 02:03 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: SeilerFan]
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Originally Posted By: SeilerFan
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.


It doesn't???
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#1458295 - 06/17/10 02:32 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
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Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak


Yep, and if the OP got one for his Essex 123E, then chances are it wouldn't already be out of tune 1 week after delivery!

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#1458298 - 06/17/10 02:46 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: alexb]
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The purpose of the fragrancer is to resuscitate exhausted piano tuners.
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#1458441 - 06/17/10 07:03 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: alexb]
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When I was a kid our first Yamaha upright had a plug too (40 years ago). It was just connect to a 60-Watt light bulb inside the piano.
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#1458644 - 06/18/10 03:19 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Mice don't like to munch and build nests in the dark. There is nothing like being caught in a mousetrap in the dark. Be considerate,upgrade to a 100 watt bulb. grin


Edited by pianobroker (06/18/10 03:20 AM)
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#1458929 - 06/18/10 03:40 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: pianobroker]
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Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.
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#1458966 - 06/18/10 04:47 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: PianistOne111]
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Actually, I did that. One day, when I was 6 or 7 years-old, I removed the bottom panel from the piano, unscrewed the light bulb from socket, and stuck my finger into it. It was shocking! My first experience with electricity.
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#1458974 - 06/18/10 05:10 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Now that's what I call a piano with an attitude!
I'm glad you survived the attack and are alive to tell about it!
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#1464165 - 06/28/10 02:38 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: PianistOne111]
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Loc: Australia
Originally Posted By: PianistOne111
Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.


ahha that made me laugh!
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