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#336527 - 01/07/03 05:04 PM So whadya expect...a rubber biscuit?
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With pardons to Jake and Elroy for paraphrasing their line, I thought I'd ask a "whadya expect" question.

Let us suppose the Chinese will dominate the lower to lower middle market for the next ten years. Let us design two pianos for them, with the average home user in mind.

Piano#1 - a vertical - tell me what features you'd like to see in a Chinese vertical, and what you think it could (should) sell for. Be realistic, now. \:\)

Piano#2 - a grand - tell me what features you'd like to see in a Chinese grand, and what you think it could (should) sell for. As above, be realistic.


Remember, average[/b] user, not budding masters! \:\)
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#336528 - 01/07/03 06:49 PM Re: So whadya expect...a rubber biscuit?
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Hi Jolly,

In a vertical, I think improvement on the pedals of most models would be a step up. Maybe I'm just odd, but the contoured pedals are more comfortable to operate. If you were to look at the Krakauer models K-110 and K-120 (on their webpage), you can see the improvements that are already happening. The subtle things make a big difference, look at the casters, pedals, and the innard specs. The traditional console (beautiful flawless cabinet) I played had good tone, so there you go. $1,500.00 to 2,500.00 range.

In a grand, I'm not sure. I do not know much about them and they are well out of my budget. I can say the Nordiska you own looks to be a wave of the future. The specs are really impressive. $5,000.00 - 8,000.00 range.

freddie
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#336529 - 01/08/03 05:35 PM Re: So whadya expect...a rubber biscuit?
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Thanks freddie.

Guys, the reason I bumped this one back up, is that I know that at least two Chinese manufacturers monitor this board.

If there is a feature you'd like to see, a pricepoint you want them to meet, or a problem you'd like to squawk about - here's your chance!
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