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#1981089 - 10/31/12 07:57 PM Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and...
Loren D Offline
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...WOW. This thing was gorgeous. Probably my favorite upright that I ever played. It'd been a while since I tuned an Astin, and I don't remember them being anything out of the ordinary, but this thing had a sound like velvet. Just a real deep, rich sound. As you can see, it left an impression. smile
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#1981525 - 11/01/12 09:00 PM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
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I haven't seen too many Astin Weight pianos, but the ones I've seen have a very nice tone. I tuned a 50" upright which had a very rich sound and then I came across a console model for sale and bought it for my granddaughters. They've enjoyed it.
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#1981528 - 11/01/12 09:12 PM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
Loren D Offline
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They really do have a distinctive tone.
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#1981642 - 11/02/12 07:42 AM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
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I guess it is the extra large sound board and the extra tall bridge that is required for the soundboard to be separate and extend up behind the pinblock, rather than being glued to it.

Have always wanted to see one. I do not think enough attention is given to the low frequency response of soundboards. I think that is what Del is doing with "loose footing" the bass, if that is what it can be called. And then there is that Kawaii gizmo with the electronically augmented bass that I read about.
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#1981950 - 11/02/12 07:40 PM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
Loren D Offline
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Jeff, enhanced low frequency is definitely the way to describe the tone. Very deep.
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#1983319 - 11/06/12 06:34 AM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
Craig Hair Offline
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Registered: 06/03/11
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Loc: Holyoke, MA
Here are some Astin-Weight brochures, for those who have never seen one.
Courtesy of the Putt Crowl Archive.

https://picasaweb.google.com/105412259108667869462/AstinWeughtBrochure?authkey=Gv1sRgCODHtcLjtMejAQ
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#1983468 - 11/06/12 03:07 PM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Craig Hair]
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Yes, but are they still in business ?

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#1984546 - 11/09/12 08:56 AM Re: Tuned an Astin-Weight upright today and... [Re: Loren D]
malkin Offline
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Registered: 04/18/09
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Loc: *sigh* Salt Lake City
I think not.
Their shop is gone anyway.

But look: here's one for sale in Provo!
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=22878664&cat=&lpid=&search=piano%20astin


Edited by malkin (11/09/12 12:26 PM)
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