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#2087921 - 05/24/13 11:26 AM Talk me out of buying this...
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An ad from a local seller for a Hamilton Baby Grand. Looks like a good deal:

http://columbus.craigslist.org/msg/3825225780.html
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#2087936 - 05/24/13 11:57 AM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Heck, it may not be a great piano, but for $500 you can't go far wrong. It looks nice, too.
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#2087937 - 05/24/13 11:58 AM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Go play it and see what you think.
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#2087941 - 05/24/13 12:01 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Hamiltons were the next step down from Baldwin's own labeled pianos, but it is a very big step. You might find a true sostenuto pedal in it, rather than a bass sustain like in the cheaper models.
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#2087944 - 05/24/13 12:03 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Oh yes , from that Pic it looks nice and if it plays good without any big issues, I would love one like that for my other living room laugh
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#2087946 - 05/24/13 12:06 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Good deal? No. Ok deal? Maybe. Get it inspected by a qualified technician.
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#2087955 - 05/24/13 12:13 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Well you did say talk you out of it. Wouldn't you rather have a nice new shiney Corvette or Bentley instead? Maybe something older ? I have a couple nice 1928 Packards? Maybe an adventure instead? Zip-lining over the Grand Canyon at rusty cable & bottomless mineshaft zip-lining co. ?
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#2087960 - 05/24/13 12:16 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: BDB]
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Originally Posted By: BDB
Hamiltons were the next step down from Baldwin's own labeled pianos, but it is a very big step. You might find a true sostenuto pedal in it, rather than a bass sustain like in the cheaper models.

What, companies make grands with bass sustain instead of true sostenuto? Gaaaaaaah! I thought it was just uprights that have to put up with that tantalizingly annoying compromise.
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#2087973 - 05/24/13 12:26 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Loc: Georgia, USA
I too have been tempted on occasion by some really low priced (or free) baby grands. Thing is, even a baby can take up a lot of space; and, if it is not a good musical instrument, why sacrifice the space or go through the motions?

I do think it is worth a look, if you are in the market for a playable baby grand.

Good luck and keep us informed! smile

Rick
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#2088041 - 05/24/13 02:03 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Totally OT - I have never understood why anyone would place a grand with the top opening toward a wall.
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#2088055 - 05/24/13 02:20 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Marty, it gets louder.
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#2088060 - 05/24/13 02:27 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Steven, and this is a good thing? Grands just aren't designed to splatter the full sound against a wall!
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#2088077 - 05/24/13 02:45 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Steven Y. A.]
shaolin95 Offline
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Registered: 10/12/11
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Originally Posted By: Steven Y. A.
Marty, it gets louder.

And messier laugh
You can still get boundary reinforcement for bass with the other side close to a wall. I would hate to get such mess of sounds that way as you can probably tell from my setup. laugh


Edited by shaolin95 (05/24/13 02:47 PM)
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#2088129 - 05/24/13 04:00 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Nash. Piano Rescue]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Originally Posted By: Nash. Piano Rescue
Well you did say talk you out of it. Wouldn't you rather have a nice new shiney Corvette or Bentley instead? Maybe something older ? I have a couple nice 1928 Packards? Maybe an adventure instead? Zip-lining over the Grand Canyon at rusty cable & bottomless mineshaft zip-lining co. ?

If the price is $500 for any of the above, I'll take 'em all!
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#2088140 - 05/24/13 04:19 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
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Registered: 04/26/13
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Loc: Los Angeles, Ca.
Brad,

Are those vases and a hooka pipe on the lid? Maybe check for water spills? If that's a hooka pipes......oh oh, party time!

Kidding, looks like it's valued and for that price, how can you go wrong (except for what everyone said)!

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#2088232 - 05/24/13 06:32 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
Dave B Offline
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Registered: 08/01/11
Posts: 1903
Loc: Philadelphia area
Its a cheap piano! Don't waste your money on it. The bass will sound like someone knocking on your back door during a snow storm and the treble will be loud with no sustain.

Your talking five hundred for the piano. Three hundred to move it. Another hundred or two for tuning and any repairs. Put your thousand toward something that is intended to be more than just a piece of furniture.

I'm assuming your intentions are to make music?

(Brad,I hope that helps)

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#2088302 - 05/24/13 08:43 PM Re: Talk me out of buying this... [Re: Brad Hoehne]
jdw Offline
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Registered: 03/04/11
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Loc: Philadelphia, PA
Buy it!
(I know, that's not what you asked! smile )
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