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

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
91 registered (accordeur, angga888, antony, Beacon Chris, beet31425, 21 invisible), 1213 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
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
*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
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1971373 - 10/10/12 02:54 PM C6 update
jawhitti Offline
Full Member

Registered: 08/01/12
Posts: 235
Some of you may recall I bought a C6 around a month ago. Last week a yamaha tech (Tom Kaplan) came out and made adjustment to the action. The piano sounds quite nice to me right now when played una corda but still too bright when played normally. I've said as much to Tom and he is coming back out at the end of the month to focus on the hammers - presumably some light filing /shaping through the middle octaves along with voicing.

The piano is still louder than I would like. I went to a lesson yesterday and my instructor told me I sounded "hesitant" playing a Bach Invention and I told him I had been trying to practice very quietly at home. His studio has a G3 that is VERY quiet - I've been meaning to ask him what makes it so quiet.

Otherwise the piano has been a pleasure. After less than a week of playing it I went back to my Roland RD-500 (which I played exclusively for over ten years) and it sounded awful. Didn't take long to get used to the richness of the real deal.

I still need to find a way to record it and then perhaps I will post a piece or two. Be warned however that I am not a very good player, at least not yet.


Edited by jawhitti (10/10/12 03:52 PM)

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1971391 - 10/10/12 03:40 PM Re: C6 update [Re: jawhitti]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8585
Loc: Georgia, USA
Originally Posted By: jawhitti
I still need to find a way to record it and then perhaps I will post a piece or two. Be warned however that I am not a very good player, at least not yet.

You are probably better than you think... smile

Sometimes I think I can play pretty well until I hear someone else play who really knows how... smile

We will look forward to hearing your recording and the progress on your piano voicing.

Rick
_________________________
Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

Top
#1971494 - 10/10/12 07:02 PM Re: C6 update [Re: jawhitti]
BoseEric Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/08/06
Posts: 731
Loc: Fairfield County, CT
Again, you simply can not get a better technician with as much high end Yamaha experience than Tom Kaplan. He will proceed slowly and carefully, as he should. It may take a couple of visits but it will be done right and I predict you will be very happy with the result.

Trust him.
_________________________
RPT. In the business: Feurich pianos, Neupert harpsichords, Hidrau benches, piano technician

Top
#1971722 - 10/11/12 08:36 AM Re: C6 update [Re: jawhitti]
Glenn Grafton Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/28/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Souderton PA
Originally Posted By: jawhitti
Last week a yamaha tech (Tom Kaplan) came out and made adjustment to the action. The piano sounds quite nice to me right now when played una corda but still too bright when played normally.


It sounds like you prefer a mellower sound and need Tom to do some hammer voicing, not just adjusting the action.

In my experience it would be important that you be there and be able to give him feedback during the voicing so he can find out what sound you're looking for.

Do that and you should enjoy your new piano.
_________________________
Glenn Grafton
Grafton Piano & Organ Co.
Souderton PA
877-GRAFTON (877-472-3866)
Remove "nospam" in email address.
glenn@nospamgraftonpiano.com

Grafton Piano Home Page

Top
#1971741 - 10/11/12 09:54 AM Re: C6 update [Re: jawhitti]
Entheo Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/12/04
Posts: 1120
Loc: chicago, il
have you made any adjustments to your room's acoustics? did you ask your tech about that? as i recall from your photo the room was very 'live'
_________________________
diary of an amateur pianist

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
- > Gift Ideas for Music Lovers < -
From PianoSupplies.com a division of Piano World.
-------------------
The December Free Piano Newsletter
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(ad) Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
Yamaha CP Music Rest Promo
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad) Piano Music Sale - Dover Publications
Piano Music Sale
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A new clip of Don Pullen in action
by rintincop
12/17/14 11:03 PM
Learn a Song in 7 minutes: Carol of the Bells
by Hugh Sung
12/17/14 10:11 PM
December 2014 Holiday Piano Bar
by piano_primo_1
12/17/14 06:14 PM
The Language of Taste - Pianos, Wine ... and Birds
by PNO40
12/17/14 05:16 PM
Good Practice Amp for Roland FP7F?
by TheloniousPunk
12/17/14 04:24 PM
Forum Stats
77333 Members
42 Forums
159946 Topics
2348949 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

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 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission