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#293442 - 02/29/04 02:10 AM YAMAHA YU3 or PETROF P125 M1
Sunny Days Offline
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Registered: 02/29/04
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Could anyone tell me what to choose between a used YAMAHA YU3 or a new PETROF P125 M1 (126 cm.)?

I am totally new for this but would like to get one for my kid to start learning.

The YU3 (5.5 million series number) is now probably 8 years old (reconditioned by the dealer). PETROF is said to be made in Czechkoslovakia with some German parts inside.

PETROF's price is slightly higher than a used YU3 in my town.

Many thanks.

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#293443 - 02/29/04 09:14 AM Re: YAMAHA YU3 or PETROF P125 M1
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Registered: 09/22/03
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What a coincidence. I just happened to play a used U3 and a brand new P125 side by side yesterday. \:D

I would describe the U3 as being consistent, not too bright a tone as other smaller Yamaha uprights.

My preference is with the Petrof 125 - nice mellow and romantic-sounding tone. It's my favourite upright from the Petrof range.

Just my preference.

#293444 - 03/11/04 12:34 AM Re: YAMAHA YU3 or PETROF P125 M1
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Registered: 06/18/03
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Loc: California
I was also very happy with my Petrof (116 not 125) versus the Yamaha U3 I considered.

#293445 - 06/24/07 07:54 PM Re: YAMAHA YU3 or PETROF P125 M1
hoagy hoagy Offline
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Registered: 06/24/07
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Loc: London
That's weird did the same thing as well...
i prefered the petrof...
bassyer low end and a better tone overall i thought...
a bit lighter action as well...
andrew tutton

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