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#619625 - 07/21/03 12:33 PM another Stanwoodizing question
richard_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 192
Loc: philadelphia
Hi Techs,
I know this method has been sliced & diced in other threads, and I can easily imagine considering it on a clunker piano that has noticeably uneven action or on a piano that feels like an old typewriter.

But how about a piano that already plays like a dream (my newish 225 Boesendorfer, for example)? I have no complaints whatsoever with it. But I'm intrigued that it could end up sounding & feeling even more astonishing than it is already.

So here are a few questions:
1. If it ain't broke, should I fix it?
2. Could it get worse?
3. Would you, as a tech, like to work on a previously Stanwoodized pinao?
4. How critical is the training /experience of the tech who does it? In other words, is this an art or a science?

Any sage advice?
Richard
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#619626 - 07/21/03 12:46 PM Re: another Stanwoodizing question
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 3769
Loc: Hamilton Twp, NJ
Hi Richard,it's both an art and a science.Your piano was done right the first time around in the factory,it does no \:\) t need it.The benefits of Stanwoodizing your piano would be minimal.How is she by the way?
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#619627 - 07/21/03 02:19 PM Re: another Stanwoodizing question
richard_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 192
Loc: philadelphia
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Originally posted by curry:
Hi Richard,it's both an art and a science.Your piano was done right the first time around in the factory,it does no \:\) t need it.The benefits of Stanwoodizing your piano would be minimal.How is she by the way? [/b]
She's a delight! All the problems I had with hammer abuse (lacquer) were fixed by a superb job of voicing her. Out of curiosity I stopped at Cunningham's a couple of weeks ago to put my hands on an Imperial they have in the showroom. It's an impressive beast, especially in the lower register. My 225 almost looks like a baby grand next to that instrument, but to tell you the truth, I like my mine better. It has a sweeter (more singing?) tone. That's my absolutely objective opinion ;\) .

Nevertheless, my curiosity got piqued by discussions of the Stanwood technique and some reviews I read by performers (e.g. Keith Jarrett).
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#619628 - 08/05/03 09:15 PM Re: another Stanwoodizing question
Rich Galassini Online   content
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 9406
Loc: Philadelphia/South Jersey
Richard,

There are several techs. in the Philly area that would Stanwoodize your baby, but as curry already mentioned, it would be an academic exercise. The tech. would have fun and get paid, but I don't think you would have an improved piano.

Consider it in 20 some years, though.
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Phila, Pa.
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#619629 - 08/07/03 10:22 PM Re: another Stanwoodizing question
richard_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 192
Loc: philadelphia
Thanks, gents.
I'll take your sage advice and enjoy my good fortune at finding such a fine instrument for the next 20 years. By then there will undoubtedly be something radically better, like a self-regulating, self-voicing mechanism that the next-generation tech will install seamlessly into antiques like my Boesie. :p
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