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#1805992 - 12/14/11 11:51 AM my new piano is on its way...
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after a 2+ year search to replace my beloved M&H Model A with a larger piano i finally found the one. it's an immaculate 2005 Yamaha C7, previously owned by a composer in LA and maintained by david anderson. she's a big, rich sounding instrument as evidenced by this sound file of her:

http://www.box.com/s/0lia1ms5c3ri0l735409

she's on the truck but it will be a few weeks before she arrives at her new home. here are some pixs:









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#1806003 - 12/14/11 11:59 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Monica K. Offline

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Congratulations, Entheo! I bet those "few weeks" will drag. What are you going to do with your M&H?
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#1806006 - 12/14/11 12:04 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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thanks monica. i'm selling my M&H; there's an ad here on Piano World. i've loved that piano and will be sorry to see it go, but it was time to 'go big'.
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#1806062 - 12/14/11 01:27 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Robert 45 Offline
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Entheo, you have found a beauty! Your chosen piano has remarkable clarity and power and what a beautifully tuned piano! Your expressive, musical playing is a joy to hear.

All the best for its safe delivery and happy playing ahead.
Robert.


Edited by Robert 45 (12/14/11 01:34 PM)

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#1806071 - 12/14/11 01:38 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Roger Ransom Offline
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You can't beat that beautiful 7' sound. I have a 7' Yamaha I bought in 1967 and it's still the best piano I've ever played.

Incredibly reliable too.

You'll love it, good luck.

Incidentally, the link sounds wonderful. Is that you playing and what is the piece, I love it.
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#1806082 - 12/14/11 01:51 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Entheo Offline
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thanks robert and roger. i wish i could take credit for the recording, but it's the previous owner (a composer & pianist) improvising on the piano to demonstrate its range.
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#1806107 - 12/14/11 02:21 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Congratulations! Sounds like your persistence has paid off with an excellent find. I am sure there will be many hours of exploration ahead as you two get acquainted.
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#1806118 - 12/14/11 02:52 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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I know it's agony waiting for the new piano to arrive. And I know you're going to enjoy it.
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#1806139 - 12/14/11 03:32 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Brent H Offline
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Our first piano has sort of taken 2-3 weeks to arrive. I picked it out at a local dealer and put down a deposit but had them hold it until closer to Christmas since it is our family's special "treat". Tomorrow is the big day!

My mom and my sister's family are coming over on Christmas Eve to welcome the new grand into the family...and to eat a whole bunch of food too...
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#1806140 - 12/14/11 03:34 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Brent H Offline
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That seems like a very powerful and versatile instrument. If you can't get it done with that piano it can't be done.

Our first piano has sort of taken 2-3 weeks to arrive. I picked it out at a local dealer and put down a deposit but had them hold it until closer to Christmas since it is our family's special "treat". Tomorrow is the big day!

My mom and my sister's family are coming over on Christmas Eve to welcome the new grand into the family...and to eat a whole bunch of food too...
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#1806145 - 12/14/11 03:45 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
terminaldegree Offline
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Congrats- at that size, I'm sure it will sound nice, and a good C7 in good condition can be a versatile instrument!
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#1806212 - 12/14/11 05:23 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Congratulations - the Yamaha C7 is a formidable instrument!

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#1820418 - 01/07/12 04:50 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Entheo Offline
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she's arrived and ready to go. man, what a beautiful instrument...

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#1820428 - 01/07/12 05:04 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
schwammerl Offline
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Registered: 04/16/06
Posts: 2012
Loc: Belgium
Entheo,

Really beuatiful sounding and looking instrument!

Quote:
and maintained by david anderson


For me this shows again how important a high qualified technician is.

I hope you will have it maintened by an as competent tech so you can enjoy it for many years to come, but I am your you will.

schwammerl.

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#1820437 - 01/07/12 05:14 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Rotom Offline
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Great piano you've got there! Looks great, and must sound great tio, congratulations!!! laugh

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#1820438 - 01/07/12 05:15 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Entheo Offline
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thanks schwammerl! yes i'll have her serviced by jim hudson, who does the pianos for the chicago symphony orchestra and the ravinia festival. she'll be in good hands
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#1820442 - 01/07/12 05:26 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Norbert Offline
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Congratulations - nice find!

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#1820461 - 01/07/12 05:48 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Congratulations, it sounds and looks wonderful! Tell us more about your search please!
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#1820514 - 01/07/12 07:18 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Wow, congratulations!!

It looks a little familiar... okay, a lot familiar! laugh

I like the wood-grain inner rim. My C7 has the satin ebony inner rim.

Wishing you all the best!!

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#1820554 - 01/07/12 09:21 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Looks like you are going to have a great New Year!
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#1820561 - 01/07/12 09:43 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Cool. I'm sure you'll enjoy!
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#1820606 - 01/07/12 11:52 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: MrMagic]
Entheo Offline
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Originally Posted By: MrMagic
Congratulations, it sounds and looks wonderful! Tell us more about your search please!


it's been a long journey mr. magic. i'm frankly shocked to end up with a yamaha; i've not been partial to their sound but then i played a new yamaha xa and was blown away. only two pianos prior to this C7 (other than my M&H model A, which sold on consignment almost immediately) plucked my heartstrings -- a used steinway at steinway hall (but no room for negotiation and overpriced IMHO) and the yamaha xa. and then this C7 comes up on ebay from a composer in LA who has two of them and is selling the older of the two (an '05); the demo sound file is amazing (link provided earlier in this thread), the price is right, so i hop a plane from chicago to LA and audition it, et voila -- she's now in my house as we begin our beautiful friendship, to paraphrase rick from casablanca.
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#1820625 - 01/08/12 01:08 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
MrMagic Offline
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Very cool, thank you.

This indeed is one of the nicest sounding Yamahas I've heard, as I have (should I say 'had'?) the same opinion about Yamaha sound.
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#1821746 - 01/09/12 06:55 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Zinfan Offline
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That piano sounds lovely! Adding a C7 to list of pianos to try out when I get a chance to head to Los Angles or S.F. again. I played a couple of smaller Yamaha's and didn't care for the tone that much but loved that sound demo.

Oh and congratulations on getting such a fine piano.


Edited by Zinfan (01/09/12 06:55 PM)

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#1821822 - 01/09/12 09:34 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Add me to the list of people who don't like the sound of pretty well all the Yamaha's I have tried.
(Although to be honest I've never tried a C7)
However your sound file was pretty damn impressive.
Nice growl.
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#1821836 - 01/09/12 10:00 PM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Sparky McBiff]
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Sounds like a wonderful piano. Congrats.

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#1822062 - 01/10/12 09:27 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
Entheo Offline
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i've come to find out that the C7 is an overwhelming choice for recording studios, and i'm now happily discovering why. the clarity and dynamic range across the keyboard are quite literally breathtaking.
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#1822073 - 01/10/12 09:47 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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She's a beaut, Entheo. smile I gotta ask: What's that round thing on the floor at the right hand side of the photo? Some kind of fancy colored lights?
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#1822081 - 01/10/12 09:55 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Entheo]
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Absolutely beautiful!!!

I am glad Monica asked her question. I wondered about it too. I imagined it to be some fancy "climate control" device!
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#1822086 - 01/10/12 10:09 AM Re: my new piano is on its way... [Re: Monica K.]
Entheo Offline
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
She's a beaut, Entheo. smile I gotta ask: What's that round thing on the floor at the right hand side of the photo? Some kind of fancy colored lights?


that's my star trek transporter specifically for pianos. much easier to move pianos with that thing.

but seriously -- it's a round power strip. i use it to plug in my Zoom Q3 when i'm recording smile
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