Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 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!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This Search is powered by Google
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
70 registered (Ahmedn1, 36251, bennevis, agraffe, Amosdoll, 17 invisible), 1794 Guests and 7 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
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 & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* 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
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#304898 - 02/07/05 01:56 PM Re: Not to start anything, but...
Keith D Kerman Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 3662
Loc: Gaithersburg, MD (Washington D...
Congrats, LJC

I am a big fan of the Hamburg D. FWIW, we recently rebuilt a Hamburg D from the 60's for one of the top recording studios in the country, and it turned out beautifully.

I am sure you will have many happy years with this great instrument.
_________________________
Keith D Kerman
PianoCraft
Rebuilding & Sales of vintage and pre-owned Steinway and Mason & Hamlin
New Steingraeber, Estonia, Baldwin
www.pianocraft.net
check out www.sitkadoc.com
www.twitter.com/pianocraft www.youtube.com/user/pianocraftchannel/videos

keith@pianocraft.net 888-840-5460

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#304899 - 02/12/05 05:39 PM Re: Not to start anything, but...
Friend of Pianos Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/07/04
Posts: 6
Loc: North East
To Fully Answer your question, here's the deal:

1. Watts tours with a Hamburg D that is maintained by Mary Schwinderman. She is a former Steinway Concert & Artist technician. This piano is owned & maintained by Mary Shwinderman and is rented to Watts.

2. The NY model D on the stage that you heard is owned by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

3. My father in law has been a member of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for 40 years.

I heard Watts perform on this Hamburg Steinway at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center a few months ago. I would agree that it sounded a bit bright and brassy.

I wouldn't group all Hamburg Steinways with the piano you heard Watts play. That piano's tone is not typical of Hamburg Steinways.

Top
#304900 - 02/12/05 08:31 PM Re: Not to start anything, but...
Keith D Kerman Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/12/03
Posts: 3662
Loc: Gaithersburg, MD (Washington D...
FOP,

I know Mary's piano quite well. It actually has 2 actions with very differently voiced hammer sets. IMO, the sound on this piano with the brighter set of hammers is very typical of a Hamburg Steinway D.
_________________________
Keith D Kerman
PianoCraft
Rebuilding & Sales of vintage and pre-owned Steinway and Mason & Hamlin
New Steingraeber, Estonia, Baldwin
www.pianocraft.net
check out www.sitkadoc.com
www.twitter.com/pianocraft www.youtube.com/user/pianocraftchannel/videos

keith@pianocraft.net 888-840-5460

Top
#304901 - 02/12/05 10:50 PM Re: Not to start anything, but...
irving Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/14/03
Posts: 705
Loc: Irvington, NY
 Quote:
Originally posted by Chris W1:

RE: Irvings M&H Vs S&S test.[/b]

I thought this was over, or on hold. The thing I remember about those two, especially the Mason BB, was the level of prep. Its hammers were the most pear shapped I had ever seen and the tone blosoomed like no other BB I've tried before, or since.

Chris [/b]
Chris,

You must have missed these threads about the contest that ran a few months ago:

"Scientific study finds that pianists prefer Mason & Hamlin over Steinway"

"Mason & Hamlin vs. Steinway: the final word"[/b]

The ratings and impressions of the 280 pianists who participated in the contest are posted on our web site.

We don't plan to do a study like this again any time soon, but there will be an unusual opportunity to compare some very interesting pianos in our store next month. Stay tuned. I'm planning to make an announcement early in the week - as soon as all of the elements are in place.
_________________________
Irving
Faust Harrison Pianos
We sell new Bechsteins, Yamahas, Mason & Hamlins, Brodmanns and W. Hoffmanns, and rebuilt vintage Steinways. All rebuilding is done in our own factory. www.faustharrisonpianos.com

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#304902 - 02/13/05 11:41 AM Re: Not to start anything, but...
Larry Buck Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2455
Loc: Lowell MA
The Steinway A3 would be too much competition for the B

Steinway sales of "B's" would go down.
_________________________
"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
Mark Twain

E. J. Buck & Sons
Lowell MA 01852
978 458 8688
www.ejbuckpiano.com
http://www.facebook.com/EJBuckPerformances

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
A. Geyer Pianos
A. Geyer Pianos
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Yamaha FC3A half damper midi range
by bboris77
02/26/17 12:11 AM
Bach Sinfonias
by earlofmar
02/25/17 10:56 PM
Looking for a smaller grand
by P3T3R
02/25/17 09:00 PM
Which method did you use to learn piano?
by bennevis
02/25/17 08:22 PM
Anyone aware of this? GEWA piano?.....
by EssBrace
02/25/17 05:55 PM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
86,800 Registered Members
44 Forums
178,720 Topics
2,601,907 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

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 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission