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
67 registered (ajeales, 821, agraffe, augustm, alerique, 10 invisible), 888 Guests and 12 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
Topic Options
#1979954 - 10/29/12 04:41 AM Like a good looking girl friend? (Maintenance?)
justpin Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/25/12
Posts: 504
Loc: Holmes Chapel
I ride a motorbike I know it needs an oil change every 4K, greasing every 1k and new bits and pieces every so often.

But what about pianos?

I sometimes play a Bechstein model A grandpiano, its one of those 7ft ones. Over time this has made my digital piano feel a bit, you know inferior.

When playing the DP alone and never touching a real piano it seemed ok. But the super light touch of the Bechstein and the richness of the sounds coming from it 3hearts

But now I'm wanting to get an acoustic piano.

There are a LOT of old pianos 20-30 years old, or even older which I can get for almost free.

Problem is a lot of them haven't been tuned in 3-5 years. Some of them have dead keys from snapped strings.



So generally what sort of costs am I looking at to keep a acoustic piano?

Regular tuning costs if there is nothing broken.

Even string replacements, apparently BASS strings cost more. I don't want to get something I can't maintain. I had a 1990s Ducati which was ALWAYS in the workshop and I simply couldn't maintain it and keep it on the road.


Thanks

Top
(ad 568) PTG Journal Online
PTG Journal Online
#1980046 - 10/29/12 11:10 AM Re: Like a good looking girl friend? (Maintenance?) [Re: justpin]
Silverwood Pianos Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/10/08
Posts: 4263
Loc: Vancouver B. C. Canada

There is no such thing as a free piano; they always cost something whether it be tuning, repairing or some other type of maintenance.

Depending upon your rate of play and how meticulous you are about maintenance will determine the annual cost involved in maintaining an acoustic instrument along with the standard rates for maintenance in your area.

Most likely around 200£ annually.
_________________________
Dan Silverwood
www.silverwoodpianos.com
http://silverwoodpianos.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/SilverwoodPianosDotCom
"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

Top
#1980049 - 10/29/12 11:20 AM Re: Like a good looking girl friend? (Maintenance?) [Re: justpin]
Dave B Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 2424
Loc: Philadelphia area
I doubt it will be as much as a Ducati. Talk to techs in your area. Have them help you pick your piano. Nearly every piano I service has a digital keyboard near by.
_________________________
"Imagine it in all its primatic colorings, its counterpart in our souls - our souls that are great pianos whose strings, of honey and of steel, the divisions of the rainbow set twanging, loosing on the air great novels of adventure!" - William Carlos Williams

Top
#1980267 - 10/29/12 08:44 PM Re: Like a good looking girl friend? (Maintenance?) [Re: Dave B]
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2528
Loc: Maine
Originally Posted By: Dave B
I doubt it will be as much as a Ducati. Talk to techs in your area. Have them help you pick your piano. Nearly every piano I service has a digital keyboard near by.
And it's usually standing on end collecting dust.
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top
#1980325 - 10/29/12 10:26 PM Re: Like a good looking girl friend? (Maintenance?) [Re: David Jenson]
Bob Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 4089
Originally Posted By: David Jenson
Originally Posted By: Dave B
I doubt it will be as much as a Ducati. Talk to techs in your area. Have them help you pick your piano. Nearly every piano I service has a digital keyboard near by.
And it's usually standing on end collecting dust.


Thats exactly where my DP is, standing on end, in it's case, next to my Steinway......ha ha....
_________________________
www.PianoTunerOrlando.com






Top

Moderator:  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 $4700 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
Learning your chords
by johan d
02/10/16 01:31 AM
Seeking advice on a compact digital piano
by joshjackson
02/09/16 11:19 PM
Piano Competitions Need to use new Concerti - J. Biegel
by Piano World
02/09/16 05:29 PM
2016 Chicago International Duo Piano Competition
by Piano World
02/09/16 04:48 PM
International Piano Competition - CA - March/April 2017
by Piano World
02/09/16 04:40 PM
Forum Stats
82,529 Registered Members
44 Forums
170,377 Topics
2,493,775 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