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#2318336 - Yesterday at 10:32 PM Smelly MP11 (or MP7)?
rungabic Offline
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Registered: 04/25/14
Posts: 4
I just received my MP11, and I was overwhelmed by a toxic smell (somewhat similar to mothballs) the moment I opened the box. The smell is certainly less overpowering now that it's out in the open, on a stand, but it's clearly detectable. I can't really tell though whether it's coming from the black paint, the wood end caps, the keys, or something internal.

Did anyone have anything similar with their new MP11 or MP7? I would have assumed I would have read about it here before, if so...

Thanks.

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#2318457 - Today at 06:29 AM Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
Abby Pianoman Offline
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Registered: 07/07/14
Posts: 88
Loc: Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
This is a product that has traveled halfway across the world covered in plastic sheets, foam, anti-impact foam supports and whatnot. And yes, has wood panels, wooden keys, synthetic ivory, metal, paint, and all sorts of components.

Tightly sealed in a box for months,and probably subjected to all kinds of temperatures (again, for months !! ) as it slowly wound it's way to it's new proud owner. In this case, You.

It WILL have a particular smell, that will dissapear after a few days out of the box.

Think of the smell that floats to the nostrils when you first step into a brand new car.

Regards.

Pianoman.

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#2318479 - Today at 07:50 AM Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 380
Loc: Hernando, MS
Hahah....
I love that analogy Abby Pianoman. Pretty soon they'll be making candles with "new piano smell" smile
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#2318485 - Today at 08:11 AM Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: Abby Pianoman]
lolatu Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 420
Loc: UK
Originally Posted By: Abby Pianoman
This is a product that has traveled halfway across the world covered in plastic sheets, foam, anti-impact foam supports and whatnot. And yes, has wood panels, wooden keys, synthetic ivory, metal, paint, and all sorts of components.

Tightly sealed in a box for months,and probably subjected to all kinds of temperatures (again, for months !! ) as it slowly wound it's way to it's new proud owner. In this case, You.

That, or a small rodent has crawled underneath the keyboard and died...
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#2318492 - Today at 08:26 AM Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
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Registered: 04/06/07
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Loc: Boynton Beach, FL
Give it a few days in a well-ventillated area and see if it doesn't improve. I'm pretty sure it's just as Abby says.
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#2318497 - Today at 08:33 AM Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
Kevin Keys Online   content
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Registered: 02/02/14
Posts: 31
Loc: Ohio
Yeah my MP7 smelled when I first got it.

The smell was so strong it filled the whole music room and I could even smell it in the hall.

It went away in about a week.

I didnt mind it though, it kind of reminded me of "new car smell"
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#2318516 - 6 minutes 49 seconds ago Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
David Farley Online   content
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Registered: 10/27/13
Posts: 266
Loc: Illinois
I got the same reek from my CP4. Probably everything that gets shipped from Asia and might potentially spend some jolly times at sea in a shipping container gets packed like that.

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#2318520 - 1 minute 54 seconds ago Re: Smelly MP11 (or MP7)? [Re: rungabic]
lolatu Offline
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Registered: 11/01/13
Posts: 420
Loc: UK
My CA95 has a strong woody smell to it that comes from the keys. It was a year old when I got it, so I don't think it really goes away - you just get used to it, and after a few days can't smell it any more. I'm sure some people like this but really I would prefer a piano that is smell-neutral.
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