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#2083339 - 05/15/13 10:12 PM Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid
Allan W. Offline
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Registered: 10/03/12
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Loc: Michigan
I've made a few posts here over the last month asking for some upright buying advice. I ended up buying a Yamaha UX 52" 1980 from a private seller on Craigslist from Chicago which is 4 hours away - $3700 over Paypal and delivery was $700. I hired a tech to check it out and he said it was in great condition -- so I bought it without playing it. Well I'd need to get rid of it in 4 years when I graduate so I figure it'd be OK.

It hadn't been tuned in 2 years, but the tech said it was in surprisingly good tune for that long. He said he did a quick tune-up. Playing it right after delivery, it seems to be in tune luckily. It sounds pretty good to me but some of the bass notes are a little flubby.

It literally just arrived an hour ago at 9 pm and I quickly set up my microphone and got one take in before 10 pm smile



Pictures of all the hammers here: http://imgur.com/a/IDXMI
They seem to be in decent condition for such an old piano. I think I'll wait a few weeks before getting a tech to tune and do some basic regulation/voicing.

Of course, after I agree to buy the piano, some Kawai K-3 only 2 years old shows up Chicago CL for $4600 -.- but oh well!






Edited by Allan W. (05/15/13 10:55 PM)

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#2083344 - 05/15/13 10:22 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
shaolin95 Offline
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Registered: 10/12/11
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Looks beautiful!
I can imagine the excitement. I will be refreshing to watch that video.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy!
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#2083345 - 05/15/13 10:22 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
RickG1 Offline
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Loc: TX
Congrats!! I can tell you are really excited.
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#2083372 - 05/15/13 10:55 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
Allan W. Offline
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Loc: Michigan
Video posted! I regret not shaving today though :P

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#2083376 - 05/15/13 11:00 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
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Congratulations on the piano and nice playing!

BTW-Stubble is in right now.
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#2083387 - 05/15/13 11:13 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
shaolin95 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Allan W.
Video posted! I regret not shaving today though :P

You should have gone with the arms only angle like I did because of that very same reason laugh
Great playing and it sounds fantastic!


Edited by shaolin95 (05/15/13 11:14 PM)
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#2084424 - 05/17/13 08:45 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
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Registered: 05/04/13
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Great Job and a very nice piano. I think you will not regret getting the Yamaha.
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#2084432 - 05/17/13 09:01 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
Robert 45 Online   content
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Registered: 08/18/06
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A very nice piano with a sweet sound. Congratulations both on your accomplished playing and your choice of piano.

Robert.

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#2084440 - 05/17/13 09:19 PM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
Rickster Offline
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Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 9694
Loc: Georgia, USA
Congratulations!

Looks good, sounds great, and great playing!

Your CL gamble seems to have paid off... smile

Rick
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#2084500 - 05/18/13 12:48 AM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
Jacky Offline
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Registered: 09/23/06
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Loc: CA
Allan,

Great playing there. I LOVE Zohar's arrangement but he/she no longer active online. I can't play any of his arrangement yet but definitely has plan to start.

Congratulations on your new love and ENJOY!
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#2084576 - 05/18/13 05:12 AM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
Pat22 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/13
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Congrats, sounds fantastic!
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#2084658 - 05/18/13 10:19 AM Re: Just got my Yamaha UX 52" 1980 delivered! pics+vid [Re: Allan W.]
j&j Offline
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Registered: 10/24/09
Posts: 445
Loc: Southwest
Congratulations! I think you did well and play very well. Shaving can always wait.

Enjoy you new baby!
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