Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#2107002 - 06/23/13 11:38 PM I'm renting a brand new Young Chang Y175!
Allan W. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/03/12
Posts: 376
Loc: Michigan
There's a tech in my area renting out pianos and he has a few brand new Young Changs he bought directly from the company for the purposes of rentals. This is the 5' 9" model and is fresh out of the crate (which I know isn't necessarily good) into his workshop. We spent a few hours together going over it and making sure everything played well.

He said most people don't notice issues with the pianos right out of the box (after tuning and basic regulation), but he made sure to spend some time with me to make the action much smoother. This involved lubricating the pin centers (the keys were a little stiff for playing pp or softer). Some dampers for the outer string were leaking a little bit in the middle section. I believe these should be standard things to prep for pianos fresh out of the box. I think even dealers might not bother with too much prep work for an inexpensive piano, but I think a little bit of attention can make any new piano feel great (the sound is a little harder to fix).

We played around with the hammer starting point and I noticed that bringing the hammers closer to the strings slightly dulled the sound a bit too much, but didn't notice much action lightening. So the default setup was decent, just required more lubrication to smoothen it.

It does sound pretty great. There are some voicing issues but I'll have to play it for a while to break it in first. It sounds much better than a Y157 which was side by side. Not just for bass, but the sound was overall more "full". I know this is the lowest end model Young Chang. But I've been to every piano shop in the area and played a ton of grands and this probably has the best sound-to-dollars ratio for new pianos. I believe all of the new models have the Fandrich design in them which has improved the sound compared to older Young Changs.

The action was stamped "G157".. which was their older series and the 5' 2" model. I guess it's similar to Yamaha pianos with actions stamped with a smaller model.

Rental works out pretty well for me because I don't need to worry about selling the piano once I move in a few years. The rate was $110/month with $400 insurance and some moving costs. I think it's reasonable, considering my local piano store is renting out 45" uprights for $75/month.

I've decided to jump straight into learning La Campanella so I'll be giving the piano quite a workout.

It's not in my home yet but it's coming later this week. Here's some pictures of it at his workshop though.

Picture album: http://imgur.com/a/FhsST




Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#2107094 - 06/24/13 07:34 AM Re: I'm renting a brand new Young Chang Y175! [Re: Allan W.]
wouter79 Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 3555
Congrats, looks good!
_________________________

Top
#2107188 - 06/24/13 12:46 PM Re: I'm renting a brand new Young Chang Y175! [Re: Allan W.]
shaolin95 Offline
Full Member

Registered: 10/12/11
Posts: 476
Welcome to the Club! I got the Y185. I am not sure if that one has the Fandrich design yet. Last time I checked only the Y150 was out with it but that was a few months ago.
In any case, looks like you got some nice prep done. I had mine checked by 3 techs and the last one is a Steinway tech that did amazing things to it so it can really sound nice like you said, the price performance ratio is very high. smile
_________________________
*Young Chang Y185 6'-1"

*Baldwin Hamilton Studio '67 (gone)

*Young Chang Y150 (Del F design) (gone)

Top
#2107197 - 06/24/13 01:03 PM Re: I'm renting a brand new Young Chang Y175! [Re: Allan W.]
Rickster Offline


Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 8569
Loc: Georgia, USA
Congratulations!

I'll bet it sounds as good as it looks. I can see where there would be certain benefits to renting/leasing a new piano as opposed to buying... no huge depreciation for one.

Rick
_________________________
Piano enthusiast and amateur musician: "Treat others the way you would like to be treated". Yamaha C7. YouTube Channel

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
8 Live Ragtime Piano Players on the Cape!
-------------------
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Seiler Pianos
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Which are the best forums for piano technicians and DIYers?
by Withindale
10/25/14 03:17 AM
Prelude
by noobpianist90
10/25/14 01:55 AM
Red Striped Screws and Fancy Nuts
by chernobieff
10/24/14 11:57 PM
Communication outside of lessons
by Arghhh
10/24/14 10:23 PM
What is this piece?
by JoelW
10/24/14 09:54 PM
Who's Online
72 registered (Banshee, BB Player, András Lieber, AZNpiano, 17 invisible), 1077 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
76645 Members
42 Forums
158486 Topics
2327453 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission