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#908979 - 02/08/05 02:46 PM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
Axtremus Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6186
jag, I edited by post above, sorry about the mix-up.


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RealPlayer wrote:

When I was looking actively, I reacted to different pianos viscerally, without analyzing ... the attributes of each that I liked or didn't like. I know I SHOULD be able to articulate such things.
Joe, you're a professional concert pianist, the real deal. You know what they say, Joe,

"Those who can, do.
Those who cannot, teach.
Those who can't even teach...
... write long posts on Piano Forum."[/b] \:D


Let's try another call for more reviews. Anyone else who would like to contribute their review?

It is understood that the subject matter is highly subjective and that we will not necessarily agree with each other on everything. You can always start with just one or two entries, then come back to edit/update and add more entries as you go.

I ask only that:
  • (1) there be no "sales-spin," no "marketing-speak,"
  • (2) we stick to the musical aspects of the pianos, and
  • (3) your review must be based on your own first-hand experiences with the pianos you write about.

I look forward to reading your entries.
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#908980 - 02/08/05 05:50 PM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
RachFan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 1341
Loc: Maine, U.S.
Ax and Jag,

Great posts! I really enjoyed reading your findings. Jag, in your other travels have you tried yet a Baldwin SF10 (7')? If so, any impressions? Thanks.

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#908981 - 02/08/05 09:22 PM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
jag Offline
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Registered: 03/20/04
Posts: 5
Loc: Los Angeles
RachFan,

I've played only two Baldwin SF10's. Both were in pretty bad shape and I didn't feel it fair to include them in my post. I was impressed with a couple SF10's that I heard others play. These pianos had a full, attractive and quite distinctive sound, noticeably different from the Steinway sound. They seemed to be a little brighter than most of the Steinway B's I've played with a somewhat shorter sustain. The impression of shorter sustain I think came from a more rapid initial decay of the tones in the upper tenor and treble that then sustained at a lower level. This decay characteristic gave the pianos a greater clarity and slightly reduced singing quality when compared with the Steinway B's. However, it is hard to make an accurate evaluation/comparison since the acoustic environments were so different and I was not playing the pianos myself.

jag

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#908982 - 02/12/05 08:15 AM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
Axtremus Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6186
*bump*

Hard to believe we're not getting more review entries beside jag's.

I've seen request for "small piano" oriented reviews.

I've seen request for SF-10 review from a Baldwin owner.

I've received request for Seiler 208 review from a Seiler owner.

I've seen request for review that more closely correlates specific musical passages to specific pianos' responses.

And we haven't even touched the upright pianos.

Well, don't just ask, and don't be shy.
Write your own[/b], and help build up the database. \:\)
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#908983 - 02/12/05 04:28 PM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
Norbert Offline
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Registered: 07/03/01
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Loc: Surrey, B.C.
I must say that the spice of the dice was to read about so many pianos from *non-owners*.

Especially when they were side-by-side.

norbert
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#908984 - 02/12/05 04:30 PM Re: Let's Talk Pianos... Lots of Pianos...
RachFan Offline
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Registered: 02/02/03
Posts: 1341
Loc: Maine, U.S.
Ax and Jag,

Thanks again for your penetrating insights in comparing so may pianos, including the Baldwin SF-10. It's a treat to read them all!

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