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#2043934 - 03/06/13 01:21 PM Took the plunge!
concertina Offline
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Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Canada
We finally made up our minds and bought an RX-2 from a private seller. We took delivery yesterday morning and I spent the rest of the day trying to keep our kids from fighting over who got to play it. We have all hardwood floors and a vaulted ceiling, but the sound is not overpowering like I thought it might be. It's painfully obvious that it hasn't been tuned in quite a while, but when we finally get that done we have high hopes for it!

Anyway, thanks for all the advice from posters here, it was really helpful.

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#2043938 - 03/06/13 01:36 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
Steve Cohen Offline
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Congrats!

I'm confident you'll find the RX quite satisfying.
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#2043939 - 03/06/13 01:36 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
Steven Y. A. Offline
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Registered: 01/14/13
Posts: 291
Loc: Toronto
Congratulations! RX2 is a great piano. post some pictures..
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#2043941 - 03/06/13 01:37 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
LadyChen Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 521
Loc: Canada
Pictures, or it didn't happen! wink

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#2043944 - 03/06/13 01:40 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8543
Loc: Georgia, USA
Wow, congratulations!

A fantastic instrument! Enjoy!

Rick
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#2044008 - 03/06/13 03:38 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: LadyChen]
PattyP Offline
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Registered: 02/07/04
Posts: 612
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: LadyChen
Pictures, or it didn't happen! wink

Ditto. grin


Congratulations!
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#2044122 - 03/06/13 08:10 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
concertina Offline
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Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Canada
Sorry, I don't have a place online to host my photos. Thanks Steve, I really hope we're satisfied with it for the long term. It's really out of tune at the moment, it actually needs a pitch raise, and the action needs regulating. My technician thinks it will be fine when it's done but it does sound a little rough right now. We'll have to put up with it for the next couple of weeks while it settles in, but hopefully once the work is done it will be great!

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#2044595 - 03/07/13 04:04 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
miscrms Offline
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Registered: 12/29/12
Posts: 187
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
You can post pics in the PW Photo Gallery, and then link them into the thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/forums/42/1/Photo%20Gallery.html

No more excuses, lets see the pics wink

Rob
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#2044690 - 03/07/13 06:36 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
jrcallan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 364
Loc: Pennsylvania
Best of luck!

How can the economy be in the doldrums? The piano transactions on the PW forum alone must be like the 4th largest GDP in the world!

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#2044691 - 03/07/13 06:37 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
concertina Offline
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Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Canada
[img]http://www.pianoworld.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/galleries/2044689.html#Post2044689[/img]

Not sure how to embed the photos into the post, sorry!


Edited by concertina (03/07/13 06:38 PM)

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#2044700 - 03/07/13 06:47 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
peterws Offline
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Registered: 07/21/12
Posts: 3647
Loc: Northern England.
I think it`s great when ya get a new piano. Whatever it is, you get to love it; it`s a man thing rather like yer car or m/b. . . .happy memories will be yours forever. I`ve had a few (pianos, cars, m/bs) I love my latest. It`s a digital . . . sorry! (not really; we`re in the same business. Making music . . .)
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#2044703 - 03/07/13 06:50 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7438
Loc: Rochester MN
Congratulations Concertina!

It's beautiful and you will have many years of enjoyment.

(I hope you like "man things" - LOL)
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#2044754 - 03/07/13 08:17 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
concertina Offline
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Registered: 07/11/11
Posts: 43
Loc: Canada
Hmm, in my family the pianos are "girl things", but my husband and I are both enjoying it. I don't think I love my car in the same way at all! And in my world, m/b means master bedroom. Not sure what it is for people who like "man things".

Also good to think we're stimulating the economy! But we've been planning to get a piano for a long time, we just finally are in a position where we have the space. But if you look at the photos you might be able to tell that we hardly have any furniture besides the piano! So it's all about priorities.

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#2044759 - 03/07/13 08:25 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
Minnesota Marty Offline

Platinum Supporter until October 5 2014


Registered: 05/15/12
Posts: 7438
Loc: Rochester MN
I think the idea of decorating around the piano is the proper one!

(You'll need to ask peterws about his concept of "man things.)
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#2044761 - 03/07/13 08:26 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
ahhsmurf Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 48
Loc: Banned
Thanks Steve, I really hope we're satisfied with it for the long term.

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#2044788 - 03/07/13 09:23 PM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
Norbert Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
Posts: 14138
Loc: Surrey, B.C.
Great choice!

Enjoy!

Norbert smile
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#2044850 - 03/08/13 12:35 AM Re: Took the plunge! [Re: concertina]
rlinkt Offline
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Registered: 07/08/12
Posts: 315
Loc: CA
Congratulations! RX-2 is a lovely sounding piano!

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