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#1983560 - 11/06/12 08:12 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Grand Piano Haus]
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Well, I for one am glad they chose to get away from the bright thin sound and cut back a bit of volume..

many people don't need or want the extra volume of harder hammers and hard hammers make it impossible to get a truly singing tone..

If you listen to any recording of pianos made before the world wars they used a softer and finer felt..
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An Article on the unusual makeup of original Pleyel hammers, during Chopin's lifetime:

http://acortot.blogspot.it/2012/07/pleyel-hammers-in-chopin-era-i-martelli.html

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#1984065 - 11/08/12 08:55 AM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Norbert]
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Originally Posted By: Norbert
I never understand what's meant by "German felt"
Anything that is touched by a German or has somehow impacted a German's feelings. smile

Anyway, nice to read the discussion on the new series. smile
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#1984230 - 11/08/12 03:26 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Axtremus]
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I've heard of Australian wool, American wool, and Cashmere wool, but I'm quite surprised to learn of German wool felt? I didn't think the Germans are so famous for wool, and just as surprised there is such a thing as Japanese wool felt. Is this just a case of marketing gone overboard?

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#2101494 - 06/12/13 02:07 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Grand Piano Haus]
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still new to this so I apologize if I am doing this wrong. I have a new question for everyone.

Boston GP-156 Performance Edition vs. Perzima T-161.

your thoughts?
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#2101505 - 06/12/13 02:24 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Grand Piano Haus]
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My thought is that you should discover the "New Topic" button.
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#2101509 - 06/12/13 02:30 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Grand Piano Haus]
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Are you on the staff of Steinway Hall - DFW?

Should you be trolling for comparisons to a Steinway product?

On the face of it, this doesn't look good at all.
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#2101530 - 06/12/13 03:07 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Originally Posted By: 4evrBeginR
I've heard of Australian wool, American wool, and Cashmere wool, but I'm quite surprised to learn of German wool felt? I didn't think the Germans are so famous for wool, and just as surprised there is such a thing as Japanese wool felt. Is this just a case of marketing gone overboard?


Here's a German company that manufactures felt
http://www.filzfabrik-wurzen.de/de/51/company/history
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#2101539 - 06/12/13 03:21 PM Re: Introducing the new YAMAHA ??? coming later this year!!! [Re: Grand Piano Haus]
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"German felt" is used by many in the business who do not wish to incur the expense of genuine Renner of Abel hammers.

Very simple.

Norbert
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