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#701609 - 06/16/05 06:21 AM PF-500 --Moving It
palley Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
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Loc: Binghamton, New York
How hard is it to disassemble the PF-500 in order to transport it to an local event?

Will the whole thing fit in an Accord or would I need a van?

I realize the P250 would be better for this but I don't intend to be doing this often.
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#701610 - 06/16/05 06:47 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
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Registered: 04/25/05
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Loc: Leominster Mass.
Hi Phil,

are you planning on buying the PF500 ? I'm am really happy with mine, I think you will really love it.

anyway, there are four large thumb screws that attach the pf500 to the base/stand. you will need some help of course, getting it off and back on, (there are four off set holes that you need to line up when you reassemble it.

If the seats go down in the accord, (hatchback) you should be able to slide it in, the stand will probably be the most awkard issue to work with. you may have to cover the keyboard with a quilt so the stand won't damage anything..

if it's not hatcback, I'd say, no way, you'll need a mini van, or station wagon.

when I brought mine home from the store, (had to take it out of the box which is about the size of a small refrigerator) the keyboard just barely fit in my sons back seat (pontiac bonneville, which is bigger than my back seat - ford taurus).

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#701611 - 06/16/05 07:25 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
palley Offline
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Loc: Binghamton, New York
kidblast,

It's on my "short list" but I had been holding off waiting for my finances to firm up and waiting for the speculation over new models to be resolved.

But we have a memorial service planned for my mother-in-law in late August. My wife's sister who is a pro player wants to play at the service.

So, rather than rent something, I might move up my purchase plans.

Had been agonizing over the PF500 and the CLPs but know the PF500 is closer to my "budget". (If anything can be close to zero!) ;\)
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#701612 - 06/16/05 07:32 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Loc: San Francisco
palley,

The PF500 was on my short list when I got the Bachmann digtal baby grand for a great price.

The P-200 that I had to sell then fit into my old MB deisel this way: put the board into the car via the front door. Move the seat badk to its rearmost position and turn the board on its side when first putting it into the car. Wouldn't want to do this often, but it did work.

DavidH

PS, My info about soundboards as transducers came from Del Fandrich. He weighed in with another gem on the resonance thread.

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#701613 - 06/16/05 07:35 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
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Palley,

Donk, donk! Don't know why I didn't think of this right off the bat: Around here we just rent a van! $30/day + mileage and no need for contortions! (When I drove up to get the P-200, I didn't know how big those puppies were, or that's exactly what I'd have done.)

DavidH

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#701614 - 06/16/05 07:52 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
kidblast Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
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Loc: Leominster Mass.
Phil -


"Had been agonizing over the PF500 and the CLPs but know the PF500 is closer to my "budget"."

I feel your pain my friend. I first thought the YDP223 or the P120 would be the choice for me, but after having a YDP223 for about a week and a half I knew I wanted what the PF500,..

Best of luck on your purchase, as I said, I've very happy with mine, it's everything I'll ever need in a home piano..

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#701615 - 06/16/05 07:55 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
speedlever Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 136
Loc: NC
>>and waiting for the speculation over new models to be resolved.<<

Heheheh. Me too... and by the time this is resolved, there will be speculation about even newer models! It never ends!

I guess like anything electronic... you just pick a point, hold your nose and jump in. Or.. buy an acoustic. I don't think there's much technology change there. ;-)
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#701616 - 06/16/05 08:16 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
palley Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
Posts: 708
Loc: Binghamton, New York
 Quote:
Originally posted by speedlever:
. Or.. buy an acoustic. I don't think there's much technology change there. ;-) [/b]
Oh I dunno? What say FogVille? An all synthetic acoustic puts all those Estonian wood carvers out of business soon? Heh!
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#701617 - 06/16/05 09:45 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
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Loc: San Francisco
palley,

Actually, I completely agree. If American manufacturers are going to survive, they will have to eliminate much handwork. Premade cases should be the first step.

I've been thinking of raising this very point with Del Fandrich.

DavidH

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#701618 - 06/16/05 09:51 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
speedlever Offline
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Registered: 05/25/05
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Loc: NC
*Thread drift alert*

Hmm. Shows how much *I* know. Out of curiosity, what sort of major improvements have been made to acoustic pianos over time?

I just assumed, and I should know better, that acoustics were pretty much a fixed entity... technology wise.
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#701619 - 06/16/05 11:21 AM Re: PF-500 --Moving It
FogVilleLad Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 4680
Loc: San Francisco
speedy,

Actually you'd be very close to the truth.

The "Del Fandrich" I mentioned above is almost the only person who is offering original ideas. He's become a mentor to many people, is a frequent contributor on the Piano Technicians Guild forum, and is the designer of the Charles Walter 190 and their forthcoming 175.

DavidH

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