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#917544 - 12/02/04 03:24 PM I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
OK. Right now, this "Fun Stuff" board is not among the list of most frequently visited sites at PW. We only have a measly 218 posts. Embarrassing.

But the bar isn't all that high. The Piano Teacher's Forum has only 1229 posts since it has existed. Ha!

I say we try to overtake those piano teachers, and then we can appeal to Frank for star billing. But I can't do it alone. I need some windbags to help! ;\)
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#917545 - 12/02/04 03:37 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
piqué Offline
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ok, cindy, here i am! i've even brought my bedroll and my pjs. if it all works out, the movers will be bringing my living room furniture and the grotrian over next week.
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#917546 - 12/02/04 03:47 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
ycul Offline
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Registered: 04/23/04
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Loc: U.K.
Okey dokey! Count me in!
And you can have the coffee quote too Cindy. ;\)
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#917547 - 12/03/04 07:03 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Jeffrey Offline
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Registered: 04/18/04
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Loc: New York
Here's another post. Is the count why this board isn't up there with the "big" ones?? Has this been here all along?

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#917548 - 12/03/04 07:06 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Cindysphinx Offline


Registered: 02/14/03
Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
Thanks for the post!

Seriously, I have no idea why this board didn't make the cut. I like to imagine that we have influence, though. (Don't spoil my illusion of power. \:\) )
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#917549 - 12/03/04 07:10 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
markb Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
Posts: 2593
Loc: Maryland
What's a grotrian? I suppose this is something I should know, but humor me.
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#917550 - 12/03/04 07:15 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Cindysphinx Offline


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Posts: 6416
Loc: Washington D.C. Metro
It's Pique's piano. Grotians are wonderful and way to expensive for my bank account.
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#917551 - 12/03/04 07:22 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
markb Offline
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Registered: 10/29/04
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Grotians, Steinways, Yamahas...sheesh. In my world, there are two types of pianos--"black" and "other." I, for example, have an "other." This classification system works very well for my simple mind.
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#917552 - 12/03/04 07:23 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
markb Offline
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And my system also does away with grand, console, studio, etc. Very efficient.
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#917553 - 12/03/04 07:24 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Axtremus Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
Posts: 6186
Yes, this board has been around for a long time. No, Frank hand-picked which boards get lumped in the "Popular Forums" group.

When we started the Piano World CD Project, the first series of "project outline" posts appeared on this board, then Frank decided to open up a separte dedicated Forum for the CD project and moved them there. May be because it got too serious to belong in the "just for the fun of it" forum?

Perhaps those who complain that there's too much uncivility in the Coffee Room can use this Forum as a psuedo Coffee Room with a different civility standard... is that what's going on here?

Or may be this forum has been empty because we are so lacking in the capability to do things "just for the fun of it ?"
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#917554 - 12/03/04 07:41 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Cindysphinx Offline


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is that what's going on here?
Shhhhhhh! Yes, but don't tell anyone in Coffee Room.

Axtremus, can I offer you a hug? \:\)
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#917555 - 12/03/04 07:44 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
apple* Offline


Registered: 01/01/03
Posts: 19862
Loc: Kansas
 Quote:
Originally posted by Jeffrey:
Here's another post. Is the count why this board isn't up there with the "big" ones?? Has this been here all along? [/b]
It's just a matter of numbers .. the piano teachers forum has only 1229 posts.. this place is not far behind.
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#917556 - 12/04/04 08:12 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
seebechstein Offline
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Loc: houston
 Quote:
Originally posted by Cindysphinx:
 Quote:
is that what's going on here?
Shhhhhhh! Yes, but don't tell anyone in Coffee Room.
[/b]
Y'all have posted too much in the Coffee Room already to be keeping the "Tea Room" a secret. I hope the name "Just for the fun of it" stays and it's not renamed "Tea Room." That way, for newbies like me we'll understand that this forum is not meant for heavy duty philosophical or political discussion but rather just fun stuff like that big killer whale pen!s that Frank posted .

Hey, and tell me again why Frank is allowed to post full frontal nud!ty and everyone else is criticized? ;\)

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#917557 - 12/04/04 08:17 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Mozart1969 Offline
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Owners prerogative!
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#917558 - 12/04/04 02:23 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
RealPlayer Offline
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 2353
Loc: NYC
 Quote:
Originally posted by seebechstein:
Hey, and tell me again why Frank is allowed to post full frontal nud!ty and everyone else is criticized? ;\) [/b]
I think it's technically full ventral nudity. ;\)
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#917559 - 12/04/04 03:58 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
jodi Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
 Quote:
Originally posted by RealPlayer:
I think it's technically full ventral nudity. ;\) [/b]
:D \:D \:D

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#917560 - 12/04/04 09:08 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
Posts: 2913
Loc: idaho
It's even hard to FIND this board - way at the bottom!!! Hey guys - the storm missed me! Yay - no snowplowing or shoveling tomorrow!
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#917561 - 12/04/04 11:15 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
piqué Offline
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Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 5484
hey, teachum, i had a visit from "our" tech yesterday. he asked about you!!!
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#917562 - 12/05/04 10:03 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
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Loc: idaho
 Quote:
Originally posted by piqu:
hey, teachum, i had a visit from "our" tech yesterday. he asked about you!!! [/b]
What did he "ask" Pique? Hopefully, not "is she some nut case?" He's coming on the 23rd for my Estonia's first tuning. I'm really looking foward to it. It's finally starting to go out of tune in a few places and get a tiny bit twangy on some notes.
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#917563 - 12/05/04 01:35 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
piqué Offline
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Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 5484
well, not "ask" really. he just mentioned that you had mentioned me to him. i'm sure that i'm the one he thinks is the nut case, anyway.

he made a huge difference in my piano's performance and i am loving it. he's a very talented mechanic. glad you've got him, too. \:\)
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#917564 - 12/05/04 01:52 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
teachum Offline
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Registered: 05/19/04
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Loc: idaho
That's so good to hear, Pique. Alex has told me the "words" to tell him and the setting to tune it to. As I mentioned, there wasn't much he could do with my old K&C spinet, so I didn't expect much. I'm really looking forward to having him tune my Estonia. I will be out of school so I can be there. Wouldn't have it any other way, as my hubbie is like yours, - too many guns gone off close to his ears. \:D
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#917565 - 12/05/04 04:39 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
piqué Offline
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Posts: 5484
just curious, what "words" did alex tell you to tell him?
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#917566 - 12/05/04 05:39 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
teachum Offline
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Loc: idaho
He said I wanted a strong attack and strong tonal development. He also told me to ask him to tune it to A442.
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#917567 - 12/11/04 07:38 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
classicalgirl Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 171
Loc: Illinois
Teachum, pardon my ignorance, but I would like to know why anyone would want to tune a piano to something other than A440?
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#917568 - 12/11/04 10:17 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
piqué Offline
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Registered: 06/15/01
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alex may want to chime in here and say why he made this recommendation, but among the reasons i have heard is that

1. the new strings are going to go out of tune faster, so set the pitch higher to begin with, to compensate

2. it's good to put a new soundboard under greater tension

3. setting the pitch higher can make the tone more brilliant, if that is your personal taste.

would love to know what techs here think of these rationales that i have heard.
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#917569 - 12/13/04 09:15 AM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
bassman Offline
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Posts: 43
Loc: Hershey, PA
If you're looking for something fun, this is cool.

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#917570 - 05/23/05 03:46 PM Re: I'm Bustin' Outta This Joint! Who's With Me?
Kincaid Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
Posts: 476
Loc: Portland, Oregon
 Quote:
Originally posted by classicalgirl:
Teachum, pardon my ignorance, but I would like to know why anyone would want to tune a piano to something other than A440? [/b]
Perhaps the words were more exactly, "tune it to A440 too". Better get this clarified. :p
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