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#2137559 - 08/23/13 06:10 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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#2137588 - 08/23/13 08:38 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Whizbang
It's a repost, but I'm proud of her. Mabel after her recent tuneup:



A Fandrich! Now that's a rare piano...

Sam
Why is Mabel naked? laugh
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#2137590 - 08/23/13 08:40 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Jean-Luc]
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My beloved Kawai and my current teacher smile

what's the kitty teacher's name? She/he looks just like my dearly departed cat, Panda. He also loved piano! smile
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#2137591 - 08/23/13 08:41 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
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Nice piano area Sam... how does one insert a photo into a post?


The way I do it is to upload the picture to someplace free that stores photos - I use google photos, or I guess it's called google+ now. I used to use something called photobucket, not sure if that is still around.

Then I right click on the photo and copy the link to it.

When you are in the posting window there is a icon available to enter an image. You paste the link to the photo there.

Then do a preview to see if it actually worked!

Sam


Thanks Sam, I shall try posting pics of my new Hailun.

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#2137606 - 08/23/13 09:00 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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His name is Bidule (I guess it would translate to "Thingy") he also very much love the piano (which shows a lot of courage on his side considering my level) and often lie on the wooden part over the pedals when I play. He has a sister who exceptionally wasn't around for the photo smile
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#2137619 - 08/23/13 09:29 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Ooh I love to see pics... I'll play. Come on, keep it going.



Nice! The dog matches the couch which matches the carpet! What are those things under the piano? Chinese dragons?

Sam


Thanks and they are Foo Dogs.
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#2137668 - 08/23/13 11:09 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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One side of the space:



the other side of the space:



The piano (a Baldwin L, 1954, new hammers, keytops, bushings by me) and the speakers (E-V Patrician 800s) were a real score from a surplus auction at Western KY University where I work.

I got the piano for $500 (about $3000 total invested, including moving, at this point). The Speakers for $70. It was a good day. :-)

Forrest

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#2137676 - 08/23/13 11:20 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Forrest, I can't get over what a bargain you got in your Baldwin L. That kind of price is just unheard of, on average. I suppose, every once in a while, the anomaly deal comes along. (I'm jealous smile )

Beautiful piano and a beautiful home!!

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#2137688 - 08/23/13 11:47 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: woodog]
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Woodog - love that green color on the walls. Now that would go well with my Bechstein and it's green felt!

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#2137691 - 08/23/13 11:51 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Rickster]
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Originally Posted By: Rickster

What I was doing was treating the pin block with a tuning pin tightener, which was actually liquid “superglue” or CA glue. This is a very common method/procedure to add life to the pin block.


This is also how the music stand on my upright was fixed. The lip was held on by #4 brass wood screws into the "end grain" of medium density fiberboard. Between the mdf and the tiny threads there was no grip at all and they pulled out without damaging the surrounding wood. When the dealer's casework man came out, he ran some CA into the same holes and used the next size up wood screw. Two years later and no more problems. My model building brother tells me that this is a common practice for getting screws to hold in balsa flying models as well.

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#2137696 - 08/23/13 11:59 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Here is mine:



It's a Yamaha YDP-181.

I just moved into my new house and I'm not yet certain if the piano will stay at this place or not. I would prefer having it against a wall instead of against the ramp of the mezzanine. smile
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#2137699 - 08/23/13 12:00 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Woodog - love that green color on the walls. Now that would go well with my Bechstein and it's green felt!

Sam


Thank you Sam!!! I'll expect delivery of your Bechstein any day now!!

so generous grin grin grin

.. I just love these forums!

Forrest


Edited by woodog (08/23/13 12:08 PM)
Edit Reason: added grins... imagine, A Bechstein!!
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#2137705 - 08/23/13 12:20 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: Sam S
A Fandrich! Now that's a rare piano...


Yah, there certainly were only a relative handful made, which is a shame, because I think that the piano absolutely achieved its technical goals as I understood them: grand sound (due to design and size) and feel (due to the special action) in an upright form factor.

Overall, I'd say that Mabel's lived up to my standards more than I've been able to live up to hers.

Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Why is Mabel naked? laugh


That salacious technician had not yet completely finished having his way with her. This was post-bushing replacement, regulation, and voicing, but pre-tuning, so I left her dèshabillé. Of course, taking that thought to its extreme, it probably calls into question the moral uprightness of the photographer.
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#2137842 - 08/23/13 04:06 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: woodog]
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Woodog, that's a really beautiful room, very stylishly done.
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#2137864 - 08/23/13 04:54 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Rickster]
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Forrest, I can't get over what a bargain you got in your Baldwin L. That kind of price is just unheard of, on average. I suppose, every once in a while, the anomaly deal comes along. (I'm jealous smile )

Beautiful piano and a beautiful home!!

Rick


Why thank you Rick. It'll be even better when my Bechstein arrives with the matching green felt (j/k Sam!... sorta)

The piano WAS an anomaly. I went to the auction with $3500 budgeted for the speakers, exceedingly rare and hotly sought after, and I was sure I was going to be outbid. The plan, oddly enough, was to buy and rebuild the speakers and then sell them to some crazy audio-fool (and I'm one!) with more money than sense to finance a piano purchase.

The piano, which I was familiar with since it was located in the space where the bookstore (where I work) was to be temporarily located, had spent its entire life in a theater that was converted to a chinese restaurant. I had practiced on it as an undergrad as it was way nicer than the practice room pianos.

Anyway, it was a last minute addition to the auction, and the only advertisement for it was a picture similar to the one below at the auction site, a full two blocks away from the piano, which was in a locked building, so no-one was able to 'try it out'.

I did not know it was going to be auctioned, but after I got the speakers for $70 - I COULD NOT BELIEVE IT - I was willing to go up to $3430 for the piano!

The dampers are the next project, but this piano has turned out to be a very fine instrument.

I have joked that if karma is a zero sum game, then I'm due to be flattened by a dump truck on my bicycle commute home someday. :-0

the pic similar to what folks saw:

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#2137893 - 08/23/13 06:08 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Whizbang]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Why is Mabel naked? laugh


That salacious technician had not yet completely finished having his way with her. This was post-bushing replacement, regulation, and voicing, but pre-tuning, so I left her dèshabillé. Of course, taking that thought to its extreme, it probably calls into question the moral uprightness of the photographer.


Now there's something we haven't discussed on ABF to my knowledge... moral uprightness. No longer a debate between baby grand vs. upright; it's an ethical debate. At least Mabel's picture was taken with her actually being upright, as opposed to Rickster's lovely 'lady' lounging outside for all to see! wink
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#2137912 - 08/23/13 06:47 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Originally Posted By: Whizbang


Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Why is Mabel naked? laugh


That salacious technician had not yet completely finished having his way with her. This was post-bushing replacement, regulation, and voicing, but pre-tuning, so I left her dèshabillé. Of course, taking that thought to its extreme, it probably calls into question the moral uprightness of the photographer.


Now there's something we haven't discussed on ABF to my knowledge... moral uprightness. No longer a debate between baby grand vs. upright; it's an ethical debate. At least Mabel's picture was taken with her actually being upright, as opposed to Rickster's lovely 'lady' lounging outside for all to see! wink


Not naked, but how about vivisected? Here's my Bechstein with no action, strings, pinblock, plate, or even a soundboard - just a case. This was the low point before bringing her back to life:



Sam

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#2137943 - 08/23/13 07:55 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Here's my very small piano studio:



Here's my audience:



UPDATE:
After looking at the above photo, I decided that the room was too empty. Rather than a piano studio, I've changed it to a music room.



I so need some beautiful paintings for those walls, or perhaps so inspiring photos of musicians and composers.




Edited by Tubbie0075 (08/23/13 11:26 PM)

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#2137960 - 08/23/13 08:45 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Tubbie, how is the sound like in a small room like this one? I plan to buy a baby grand in the next few months and my room is not much bigger than yours.
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#2137966 - 08/23/13 09:09 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Pierre,

I was very worried about the sound before I move to this house. I have to say the sound is not ideal, but it is actually not as bad as I initially thought. The sound does get quite loud but the reverb is not so bad.

The removalist suggested that I stuff some cushions or pillows between the ribs underneath the piano. It worked to lower the volume but it makes the sound across the keyboard register very inconsistent. I tried different positions for the cushions and I never get to the perfect balance. So I gave up.

After playing the piano is this room for 5 months, I don't even notice anything wrong with the sound. I am thinking of getting some large paintings to go on the walls so it might reduce the reverb a bit, but I haven't found the money or the perfect paintings for my studio yet ;-)

Edited:
I posted a video a few weeks ago. The Una Coda pedal (soft pedal) was used for most of the video. It's not a good video to judge the volume but it gives you an idea about the reverb effect, which is not so bad.



Edited by Tubbie0075 (08/23/13 09:16 PM)

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#2137988 - 08/23/13 10:23 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: jotur]
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Well, it hasn't changed in 3 years:

Cathy



You have the same gravitational system for sheet music storage that I have!!!
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#2137989 - 08/23/13 10:25 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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Here's a picture of my set up here in WI. I don't have any acoustic pianos up here during the summer, so I have to make do with the FP-7. The synth on the right is my newly acquired Yamaha MOX6 which I'm still learning how to use!


edited: for some reason I can't figure out how to get the actual picture here, so here's a link:


https://app.box.com/s/fgtxwc43ray6yaszh4ak


I miss my FP-7! I traded it in for my Kawai grand. Wish I could have both.

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#2138013 - 08/23/13 11:18 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Thank you so much Tubbie for that great performance and for taking the time to reply with this much information!
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#2138016 - 08/23/13 11:26 PM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: malkin]
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Originally Posted By: malkin
You have the same gravitational system for sheet music storage that I have!!!


Yeah! "Gravitational system for sheet music storage." I can go with that! That's so much more, um, scientific than "the floor is my desk." laugh

Cathy
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#2138040 - 08/24/13 12:27 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Tubbie0075]
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Here's a picture of my set up here in WI. I don't have any acoustic pianos up here during the summer, so I have to make do with the FP-7. The synth on the right is my newly acquired Yamaha MOX6 which I'm still learning how to use!


edited: for some reason I can't figure out how to get the actual picture here, so here's a link:


https://app.box.com/s/fgtxwc43ray6yaszh4ak


I miss my FP-7! I traded it in for my Kawai grand. Wish I could have both.






After playing on this all summer, I'm ready for a grand again!


Edited by Morodiene (08/24/13 12:44 AM)
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#2138042 - 08/24/13 12:39 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Morodiene]
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Must admit to lusting sfter some o` those pieces of wood and metal .. .especially the shiny ones. I want a shiny piano! . . .
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#2138055 - 08/24/13 01:55 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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Not naked, but how about vivisected? Here's my Bechstein with no action, strings, pinblock, plate, or even a soundboard - just a case. This was the low point before bringing her back to life


You beast!
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#2138120 - 08/24/13 06:38 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Sam S]
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My corner of the lounge room

My corner of the lounge room

Pretty sad compared to the beautiful rooms and pianos here

I just can't get a pic to post only link f
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#2138134 - 08/24/13 07:40 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Newman]
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I think I see a cat toy :-) It seems many piano players (or aspiring in my case) love pets (cats or dog)
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#2138181 - 08/24/13 09:48 AM Re: Photos! I'll show you mine if you show me yours! [Re: Newman]
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My corner of the lounge room

My corner of the lounge room

Pretty sad compared to the beautiful rooms and pianos here

I just can't get a pic to post only link f
Hey, I know of people who use the excuse "we have no room for a piano" for not having one and learning to play. I think with as little space as a digital piano takes up, that's not really a good excuse anymore. smile
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