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#1699319 - 06/21/11 12:34 PM Recent thread on piano volume
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The recent thread on piano volume got me thinking. A piano soundboard is like a diaphragm of a loudspeaker, sound is produced in almost equal quanitity from both the top and the bottom. Of course the top might have just a little extra because the strings are up there, etc. I love the experiments that were tried, lid up, mid stick, closed, fly lid closed with and without bottom baffles. If you want and need much less volume from your piano you must deal with both sides of the sound board, top and bottome. The top is easy because ultimately you can completely close the lid, but the bottom is a little more elusive. A rug underneith the piano will absorb some of the sound that would normally be reflected off the hard floor, but it won't dampen the actual sound coming off the bottom of the piano. Edwards has some great products to actually dampen the sound coming off of the bottom of the sound board, but there are other ways to accomplish the same thing, although it's hard to beat the simplicity and elegance of a professionally made baffle system. My brother had an old Twin Reverb guitar amplifier that was an "open back" design. Believe me, the sound coming out of the back of his amp was nearly as loud as that coming out of the front. BTW - this is my 502nd post on Pianoworld - I am an official member of the 500 post club!!!!! yippie
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#1699525 - 06/21/11 07:12 PM Re: Recent thread on piano volume [Re: Pianolance]
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Good comments and advice about the volume of a real piano, Pianolance! thumb

Personally, I like my piano loud. Maybe that is why I can’t hear well. laugh

Of course, I hear my loud piano just fine. And, I too loved the big electric guitar amplifiers when I was younger… another reason I can’t hear well. laugh

Congratulations on making it to the 500 post club!

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