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#2105089 - 06/19/13 09:59 PM Things that make you go hmmm
Jbyron Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 526
Loc: USA
You don't sell a string cover for 12 months and then all of a sudden you sell 6 in one month without trying

You don't have any appointments in a certain area for three years and then you have five in a week, only to revert back to never going there again

You don't see a single Yamaha piano for three months and then you have three a week for the next two months. Happens with Steinways too

You start driving to your second appointment of the day only to realize its one block away from the first one blush

You have four different people with the same last name in two days

I know there are more...



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#2105099 - 06/19/13 10:11 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
Mwm Offline
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We have a highly evolved ability to recognize patterns. They may appear to be non random at a small scale, but over a very large sample of your work, it would be essentially random. We only notice patterns, not randomness.

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#2105120 - 06/19/13 10:45 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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There have been several times that I've tuned two of the same brand and style of pianos in the same day...
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#2105123 - 06/19/13 10:47 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: That Guy]
OperaTenor Offline
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Originally Posted By: That Guy
There have been several times that I've tuned two of the same brand and style of pianos in the same day...


I do that every Thursday...

laugh
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#2105124 - 06/19/13 10:49 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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Yes, but, does the bar down the street have the same pianos on your Thursday schedule?
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#2105135 - 06/19/13 11:07 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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Nuck nuck...Wise guy eh? Woo woo woo!
(That's my Three Stooges impression in print.)
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#2105138 - 06/19/13 11:10 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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What I've learned from being in the tuning/servicing business for awhile is this. Always be prepared to take advantage of the slightest opportunity!
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#2105166 - 06/20/13 12:59 AM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Mwm]
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Originally Posted By: Mwm
We have a highly evolved ability to recognize patterns. They may appear to be non random at a small scale, but over a very large sample of your work, it would be essentially random. We only notice patterns, not randomness.
Great, that will redeem my last tuning grin
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#2105264 - 06/20/13 09:39 AM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Glue Collar Worker]
Mwm Offline
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Originally Posted By: Glue Collar Worker
Originally Posted By: Mwm
We have a highly evolved ability to recognize patterns. They may appear to be non random at a small scale, but over a very large sample of your work, it would be essentially random. We only notice patterns, not randomness.
Great, that will redeem my last tuning grin

I've noticed a pattern in my own tunings - They're not that good.

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#2105295 - 06/20/13 11:03 AM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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Registered: 04/16/07
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I do notice there are certain geographical areas I tune in regularly even though the clients don't seem to know each other. Other areas I never seem to go to.

My theory is this: An in-tune piano creates a quantum nexus that reverberates through the collective unconscious in the geographical area where a piano has been tuned. This wave moves through the collective unconscious outward from the piano, in a logarithmic pattern, augmented and transduced by the Delta waves produced by the player's brain. Other pianos within a 2-3 mile radius respond to this quantum stimulation and collect it, much like a Dish Network collector. The brains of these pianos' owners are drawn towards the piano on a sub-conscious level.

I've been working on my "Neural Delta Nexus Temperament III" which, when perfected, will usher in a new epoch of human enlightenment across the planet. Be prepared, it will happen spontaneously, like "the Rapture" described in Thessalonians.
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#2105357 - 06/20/13 01:19 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: rysowers]
bkw58 Offline

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Registered: 03/14/09
Posts: 1949
Loc: Conway, AR USA
Originally Posted By: rysowers
I do notice there are certain geographical areas I tune in regularly even though the clients don't seem to know each other. Other areas I never seem to go to.

My theory is this: An in-tune piano creates a quantum nexus that reverberates through the collective unconscious in the geographical area where a piano has been tuned. This wave moves through the collective unconscious outward from the piano, in a logarithmic pattern, augmented and transduced by the Delta waves produced by the player's brain. Other pianos within a 2-3 mile radius respond to this quantum stimulation and collect it, much like a Dish Network collector. The brains of these pianos' owners are drawn towards the piano on a sub-conscious level.

I've been working on my "Neural Delta Nexus Temperament III" which, when perfected, will usher in a new epoch of human enlightenment across the planet. Be prepared, it will happen spontaneously, like "the Rapture" described in Thessalonians.


Hmmm. whome There may be room for fringe science in piano technology after all. With a bit of conspiracy woven into this, it might even make a good episode on "Fringe."


Edited by bkw58 (06/20/13 01:21 PM)
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#2105368 - 06/20/13 02:00 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
Zeno Wood Offline
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Registered: 11/20/07
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Loc: Brooklyn, NY
Ryan,
There must be some sort of practical application to this. Can you rig up a quantum nexus detector and drive around town with it? Maybe you can calibrate it to sense where there is a critical mass of pianos needing tuning - that is, not just neglected pianos, but pianos that are regularly used and out of tune? Then you could concentrate your advertising in that area. Or, you could just reverse the polarity on your device to prompt the piano owners to give you a call.
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#2105408 - 06/20/13 03:46 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
Minnesota Marty Offline

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Loc: Rochester MN
Ryan,

Does your "Neural Delta Nexus Temperament III" include random unisons to perfectly align with Chaos theory?
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#2105419 - 06/20/13 04:08 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Minnesota Marty]
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1296
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
Originally Posted By: Minnesota Marty
Ryan,

Does your "Neural Delta Nexus Temperament III" include random unisons to perfectly align with Chaos theory?


And if so, do you find the alignment is best in a square grand, player piano with cracked plate, or a Whitney spinet?
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#2106014 - 06/21/13 11:46 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
Gary Fowler Offline
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Registered: 05/27/13
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Have you ever called a customer to let them know that it has been some time since your last visit, and would they like to schedule a tuning appointment? More times then I can possibly count, they say "I was just thinking about calling you! Thank you so much for calling."
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#2106016 - 06/21/13 11:59 PM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Jbyron]
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 526
Loc: USA

One time I showed up at the address where I had been tuning a Steinway D the last few years. A lady answered the door and I didn't recognize her but said I was there to tune the Steinway again. She said we do have a Steinway but I think you need the house two doors down, we traded homes with Mr. Edwards, your client. He lives where we did. We have a Steinway B, let's schedule a tuning for next week. That was weird, but I had two good clients right next door to each other after that.
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#2106018 - 06/22/13 12:00 AM Re: Things that make you go hmmm [Re: Gary Fowler]
Jbyron Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
Posts: 526
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Gary Fowler
Have you ever called a customer to let them know that it has been some time since your last visit, and would they like to schedule a tuning appointment? More times then I can possibly count, they say "I was just thinking about calling you! Thank you so much for calling."


I have heard them say that too but I assumed they were just trying to be nice, which is okay by me.
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