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#1993676 - 12/02/12 02:05 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: ezpiano.org]
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Sure, then for competition, you call the technician before so the piano is tuned, and you take out the protection before the show !

The cloth may more lower the strenght of a few hich pitched partials in the head of the pianist than in real..
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#1993704 - 12/02/12 02:58 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: Olek]
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Originally Posted By: Kamin
Silly way ,many people are thinking that way,as if they need to see the inside of the piano when it is closed,or the tuning pins to play better.
It's only silly if one is not interested in the aesthetics of the pianos's appearance. Many people play with the lid down and hinge folded back or with the lid raised. And I'd guess many think the plate and strings visible under those circumstances are far more beautiful than if they're covered with a string cover. I'd guess this is the primary reason those with expensive pianos don't get string covers.

I don't think anyone thinks they have to see the insides of a piano when it's closed or the tuning pins to play better.

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#1993711 - 12/02/12 03:12 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I'd guess this is the primary reason those with expensive pianos don't get string covers.


Oh, really? I'd love to see the survey confirming this.
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#1993877 - 12/02/12 09:18 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I'd guess this is the primary reason those with expensive pianos don't get string covers.


Oh, really? I'd love to see the survey confirming this.
Why would you think I based my statement on a survey? Quite silly.


Edited by pianoloverus (12/02/12 09:18 PM)

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#1993890 - 12/02/12 09:49 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: pianoloverus]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I'd guess this is the primary reason those with expensive pianos don't get string covers.


Oh, really? I'd love to see the survey confirming this.
Why would you think I based my statement on a survey? Quite silly.


What makes you think that owners with expensive pianos don't purchase string covers? In other words, prove it!
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#1993902 - 12/02/12 10:23 PM Re: Questions about grand piano string cover [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted By: pianoloverus
I'd guess this is the primary reason those with expensive pianos don't get string covers.


Oh, really? I'd love to see the survey confirming this.
Why would you think I based my statement on a survey? Quite silly.


What makes you think that owners with expensive pianos don't purchase string covers? In other words, prove it!
Silly again. Why would I have to prove anything? I just gave an opinion and clearly stated it as such. This isn't a court case. And besides, I didn't even say that those with expensive pianos don't get string covers. I said that the main reason they don't get string covers was appearance.

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