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#2030848 - 02/10/13 11:41 PM Need Chicago Technician
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Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 86
So, I am on the verge of purchasing a new Estonia L190 but would like a technician to look it over first, out of an abundance of caution. Problem is, the piano is in Chicago (Cordigans), but I live in St. Louis, so I don't know who to call. I want a really good technician, with no conflict of interest and preferably one who has experience with Estonias. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

After reading about some others' bad experiences with overtones, I thought I should get a professional opinion. I thought the piano sounded great but I'm just an amateur player.

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#2031001 - 02/11/13 09:14 AM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
Numerian Offline
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Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 1071
Try David Graham of Sycamore, IL. He is very highly regarded and fair-minded. I can get you his phone number if necessary, if you send me a PM.

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#2031185 - 02/11/13 02:17 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
RX2Bunny Offline
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Registered: 07/22/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Chicago
hi hotcat, I like my tech. His name is Julian. I can get you his # and contact. By the way, did you get my PM? i am curious at the price that Cordigans gave you as I'm hoping to be in the market sometime in 2014-2015. so knowing what they listed and offered now would be very helpful as a reference. thanks!

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#2031292 - 02/11/13 04:31 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
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Loc: Lowell MA
Steve Pearson.

Very Good. Happy to supply his #.
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#2031434 - 02/11/13 07:06 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: Larry Buck]
beethoven986 Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Larry Buck
Steve Pearson.

Very Good. Happy to supply his #.


I believe Mr. Pearson lives in Germany now.
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#2031504 - 02/11/13 10:26 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: beethoven986]
Larry Buck Offline
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Loc: Lowell MA
Originally Posted By: beethoven986
Originally Posted By: Larry Buck
Steve Pearson.

Very Good. Happy to supply his #.


I believe Mr. Pearson lives in Germany now.


No, he is back.

That, I am sure of.
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#2031511 - 02/11/13 10:34 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
Entheo Offline
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Registered: 01/12/04
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Loc: chicago, il
james (jim) hudson; tho i doubt he'll have time.
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#2031563 - 02/12/13 12:08 AM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: Larry Buck]
beethoven986 Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Originally Posted By: Larry Buck
Originally Posted By: beethoven986
Originally Posted By: Larry Buck
Steve Pearson.

Very Good. Happy to supply his #.


I believe Mr. Pearson lives in Germany now.


No, he is back.

That, I am sure of.


Interesting. Guess I'm out of the loop on this one!
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#2031804 - 02/12/13 12:16 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: beethoven986]
RX2Bunny Offline
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Registered: 07/22/12
Posts: 112
Loc: Chicago
Steve is now living in Santa Fe.

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#2032125 - 02/12/13 09:14 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
hotcat Offline
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Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 86
Thanks all--so helpful! I have Alan Zajicek going to look at the Estonia on Thursday morning. I hope it goes OK!

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#2032130 - 02/12/13 09:21 PM Re: Need Chicago Technician [Re: hotcat]
BoseEric Offline
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Ben Gack
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