Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
87 registered (alerique, CarlosCC, 821, 36251, Brometeo, 24 invisible), 1238 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#1875902 - 04/08/12 11:16 PM Re: 5 foot versus 6 foot grand [Re: Brent H]
PassingBy Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/24/10
Posts: 1676
Originally Posted By: Brent H
I think of it like a ukulele compared to a guitar. The uke is definitely easier to carry and cheaper to buy but even if a ukulele is plenty loud enough for you, it can't be made to sound like a piano.

Some people expect a small grand piano to sound just like a big grand piano except with the volume turned down. If so we'd all just buy 3-foot grand pianos for every room in the house!

But a ukelele is almost completely different from a guitar. Different strings, differnet design, although the shape and ways of functioning are similar. And it can't really be made to sound too much like a guitar either, as far is i've heard.

Top
(ad 800) Hailun Pianos
Hailun Pianos
#1876375 - 04/09/12 06:29 PM Re: 5 foot versus 6 foot grand [Re: piano_shark]
Chopinlover49 Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/17/11
Posts: 643
Maybe I missed it in the posts, but are you comparing 2 pianos that are the same make and model and age except for size? If so, get the bigger piano unless there really is something wrong with it in your mind. Bigger is almost always better sound-wise and touch-wise in similar models. Now, if you are talking about the top-of-the-line model 5' and the promotional-grade 6', that is a different situation. Or if you are comparing 2 different companies, the smaller grand could be a premium model and the larger one a less-ideal model. Apples and oranges, right? It might help all of the posters if you were specific about maker, models, age, etc. You said you were looking at Korean pianos? I know some of Young Chang's pianos are built in Korea, but their lower models are built in China. Not sure about Samick. Probably similar situation. Wages in Korea have gone up a lot in recent years so the premium pianos are still built in Korea, but not the entry-levels.

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad 125) Sweetwater $5700 Giveaway
Sweetwater Giveaway
(ad) Yamaha CP Stage Pianos
Yamaha CP Stage Pianos - Learn More
(ad) Summer Keys
Summer Keys, a Music Adventure in Lubec, Maine
(ads) PD - WNG - MH
Wessell Nickel & Gross
Ad (the Piano Store)
the Piano Store - Restored Steinway Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Kurz Forte String Resonance Demo
by Dave Weiser
02/14/16 08:15 AM
Polyester repair question.
by sescott
02/14/16 05:56 AM
Cold hands? Rub wrists!
by Cinnamonbear
02/13/16 11:02 PM
PROBLEMS WITH NEW PIANOS...
by Norbert
02/13/16 08:19 PM
Practice
by ee375
02/13/16 07:30 PM
Forum Stats
82,584 Registered Members
44 Forums
170,491 Topics
2,495,194 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission