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#1946742 - 08/21/12 04:24 PM Moving cost from Souther CA to WA
BBM Offline
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Registered: 04/29/11
Posts: 30
Loc: USA
Does anyone know a moving company that specialize in moving mid-size grand on West coast? I'm trying to get a quote to move a piano from southern CA to Washington. Thank you.
Playing since May 2011
Alfred Adult Book 2;

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#1946756 - 08/21/12 04:47 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
DanLaura Larson Offline
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Registered: 09/01/08
Posts: 695
Loc: Pocatello, Idaho
I would recommend Keyboard Carriage. We've used them twice for long distance moves. They did a great job and are very professional. The only drawback is that they only pick up from and deliver too piano dealers. So you would also have to use local movers for pickup from your residence and delivery to your new place.

Dan and Laura Larson
Fazioli and Ibach grands
Larson Piano Studio

#1946782 - 08/21/12 05:20 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: DanLaura Larson]
BBM Offline
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Registered: 04/29/11
Posts: 30
Loc: USA
Thanks you, do you have Keyboard and Carriage's 800 number? My google search pops up pianocarriage.com, not sure this is the same company
Playing since May 2011
Alfred Adult Book 2;

#1946833 - 08/21/12 07:04 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
Moe Howard Offline
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Registered: 05/18/06
Posts: 124
Loc: Placerville, California
I would recommend Big Al's Moving out of Vancouver, Washington. They moved my Model A down from Washington State, Seattle area, to Northern California, with a brief stay in their climate controlled facility in Vancouver, Wash. until escrow closed on our new house.

They travel all over the western continental US. After dropping off my piano, their crew was off to Kansas. Check 'em out at BigAlsMovers.com, ask for Beth or Vicky.
- Moe

Mason & Hamlin Model A #91743

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#1948159 - 08/23/12 10:55 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
KawaiDon Offline
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Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 1266
Loc: Orange County, CA
I would also recommend Big Al's Moving. Very high quality movers, and moving around the West coast is very difficult with Keyboard Carriage. Plus Big Al's can come to the home and pick up like a local mover.

Don Mannino, MPA
Kawai America

#1948589 - 08/24/12 04:00 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
Rod Verhnjak Offline
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Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 3670
Loc: Vancouver B.C. Canada
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#1948606 - 08/24/12 04:33 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: Rod Verhnjak]
Dave Ferris Offline
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Registered: 03/12/07
Posts: 1761
Loc: Glendale, Ca.
I believe Pierre Julia has someone at his shop. Might wanna give him a call

Also an independent, pro mover, picked my Yamaha S6 at my home and delivered it up to Vancouver Island. Very good price, long time pro, insured and all of that.

His name is Jay Shields and he's out of Lancaster.

2005 NY Steinway D | Yamaha CP4 | CP5

#1948664 - 08/24/12 06:34 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
Bob Snyder Offline
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Registered: 09/30/08
Posts: 183
Loc: West Coast
I can personally recommend Big Al's.
Bob Snyder
Senior District Manager
Steinway & Sons


#1949229 - 08/26/12 05:31 AM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: Bob Snyder]
corax Offline
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Registered: 06/13/07
Posts: 15
Loc: Claremont, CA
Love Big Al's! They moved our piano (and the rest of our stuff too)! No problems and lovely guys...

#1949315 - 08/26/12 11:06 AM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
TunerJeff Offline
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Registered: 06/22/11
Posts: 534
Loc: Oregon Coast
Big Al, ditto.

They are also used by the dealerships. Good folk, well-trained, and reasonably priced.
Jeffrey T. Hickey, RPT
Oregon Coast Piano Services

#1950376 - 08/28/12 12:34 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
BBM Offline
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Registered: 04/29/11
Posts: 30
Loc: USA
Thank you everyone. I called all the companies recommended above, Big Al gave me the best quote.
Playing since May 2011
Alfred Adult Book 2;

#1950390 - 08/28/12 12:55 PM Re: Moving cost from Souther CA to WA [Re: BBM]
rada Offline
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Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 1124
Loc: pagosa springs,co
I have used 'Big Al' too...another thumbs up.



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