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#311334 - 02/23/07 08:06 AM Full perimeter plates
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Are these an advantage?

If yes, what are the real or theoretical(if it hasn't been tested)advantages of using these kind of plates?

Which manufacturers besides Mason Hamlin use them?

I bought a Mason BB because I loved the sound and touch but I am curious about what members think about these kind of plates.

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#311335 - 02/23/07 08:32 AM Re: Full perimeter plates
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Larry Fine's book indicates that "full perimeter plates" are more or less a marketing gimick. Beyond that I have no idea.

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#311336 - 02/23/07 05:45 PM Re: Full perimeter plates
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Yamaha uses them on their vertical pianos.

Pearl River uses one on their 4'7" grand. Go figure!
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#311337 - 02/23/07 08:00 PM Re: Full perimeter plates
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All new M&H pianos use a full perimeter plate now, whereas before, it was just the BB that had it. Must be something to it? I wonder if Dell can chime in here and explain the pros/cons of a full perimeter plate. \:\)

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#311338 - 02/23/07 09:20 PM Re: Full perimeter plates
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Originally posted by pianoloverus:
Are these an advantage?

If yes, what are the real or theoretical(if it hasn't been tested)advantages of using these kind of plates?

Which manufacturers besides Mason Hamlin use them?[/b]
My old Knight upright had one. As far as I could tell its main function was to cause complaints about the weight from anyone who had to move it.

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#311339 - 02/25/07 09:46 AM Re: Full perimeter plates
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I was hoping to hear from some techs or Mason Hamlin dealers on this topic.

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#311340 - 02/25/07 02:09 PM Re: Full perimeter plates
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You can search for this topic. It has been discussed before.
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