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 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Ad (Piano Sing)
How to Make Your Piano Sing
Who's Online
97 registered (accordeur, Anita Potter, 36251, anotherscott, ando, 28 invisible), 1429 Guests and 14 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
#1988692 - 11/19/12 08:39 PM Homeless pianos
msks Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/24/08
Posts: 229
Loc: lawrence,KS
I have been getting more and more calls from folks trying to give away pianos. It is hard to tell them the sad news that there is no humane society for unwanted pianos. Is this happening all over?

Top
(ad PTG 757) The Value of PTG Membership
The Value of a PTG Membership
#1988699 - 11/19/12 08:58 PM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: msks]
David Jenson Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/22/06
Posts: 2200
Loc: Maine
Yea, it's picking up a bit. I just suggest Craigs List as I silently think of the road flare treatment and try to get off the phone gracefully. grin
_________________________
David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
-----

Top
#1988806 - 11/20/12 03:45 AM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: msks]
Adypiano Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/02/12
Posts: 48
Loc: Surrey, UK
Pretty much - yes....

However, unless the "road flare ready" piano has been stored outside in the rain, they're a very good source of seasoned wood. I recently made a new desk centre for one of my grands from the mahogany core taken out of the top of an old upright.

And this inspired me to use offcuts, and reclaimed wood to make all sorts of jigs and tools for the workshop, and new piano parts too of course (hammer rail from an old Blüthner recently became a prop stick for another Blüthner!) - the old pianos live on! smile
_________________________
Started work at the Blthner piano re-building workshop in Perivale, UK, in 1989. Self employed since 2000. Learning something new about pianos every day... smile

http://www.hamiltonpianos.com/

Top
#1988920 - 11/20/12 11:30 AM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: msks]
Emmery Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/02/08
Posts: 2481
Loc: Niagara Region, On. Canada
If they are going to get hauled to a landfill its a good oportunity to salvage some parts from them. if yournot too busy, offer them a bit of money to offset the moving costs and then strip the ivories, pedals (if they are nice), nice ornamental parts like plated action nuts ect...
_________________________
Piano Technician
George Brown College /85
Niagara Region

Top
#1989037 - 11/20/12 05:50 PM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: msks]
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Actually, there IS a kind of "humane society for unwanted pianos." There's the Piano Adoption website where someone wishing to give away a piano can list it by state, for others to see and hopefully rehome.

It's not like there's a warehouse somewhere where you can drop one off for adoption, but it is an option.
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
#1989041 - 11/20/12 06:07 PM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: JeanieA]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6160
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
Cool site. Unfortunately under the list of American states they have Free Pianos Canada and Free Pianos UK, but they don't have Free Pianos Australia yet (I don't need one, but I am sure there are Aussie students who do need one). I think it would be nice if Australia joined this project too. smile
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top
#1989082 - 11/20/12 08:17 PM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: ChopinAddict]
JeanieA Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/03/04
Posts: 512
Loc: Reno, Nevada
ChopinAddict, I wonder if you could contact the people who maintain that website and ask them to add Australia?

I notice that Europe isn't represented either, but maybe there's cross-border or delivery problem issues that would make that unfeasable?
_________________________
Collector of sheet music I can't play.

Top
#1989129 - 11/20/12 09:49 PM Re: Homeless pianos [Re: JeanieA]
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/29/09
Posts: 6160
Loc: Land of the never-ending music
OK, I told them that their site has been mentioned here and we thought it would be a good idea to add Australia. I guess they will have to find some free pianos first though... smile
_________________________



Music is my best friend.


Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
Christmas Header
Christmas Lights at Piano World Headquarters in Maine 2014
-------------------
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)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Merry Christmas from Brazil! Feliz Natal!!
by Piano_Brazil
46 minutes 13 seconds ago
Rzewski: De Profundis
by pianoloverus
48 minutes 1 second ago
Guide to skills level
by Gemgem
Today at 08:55 PM
piano with willie
by TonyB
Today at 08:25 PM
Weird notation in the left hand
by LarryShone
Today at 07:43 PM
Forum Stats
77375 Members
42 Forums
160026 Topics
2349981 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