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#921847 - 05/03/07 08:06 PM Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
Terrytunes Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 1249
Loc: Tewksbury MA
What a grand time meeting PW members who were able to stop by Larry Buck’s shop after the M&H tour. I’ve attended the tour a couple of times and can understand needing to call it the end of the day after having been a part of a very lengthy and intense tour. But for those of you who were able to make the trek to Lowell, thank you for stopping by and joining the gathering. It was certainly a pleasure meeting each of you.

All the usual crowd who joined the gathering; JazzManToo, Axtremus, Lilylady, Beelady, John Citron, thank you for your assistance with food and setup. As always, each visit is a memorable one.

A huge thank you to Larry Buck for the invitation to gather at his shop and for the lovely Petrof III on display for our musical enjoyment.

As always, a very special thank you to Frank Baxter for creating our online gathering spot . With each passing year my piano friends multiply and the gatherings keep getting betterer and betterer!!

Larry Buck’s Piano Shop in the Old Mill Building

Reliv4all’s son Matthew

Monster M&H


Shop Talk

Piano Pile Up

PS Jeanne, A441 (aka Jeremy & the CC group), Eric, Bernard, KathyK.... gatherings just aren't the same without all of you in the picture!! :3hearts:

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#921848 - 05/03/07 08:26 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
reliv4all Offline
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Registered: 04/24/06
Posts: 70
Loc: New England
Larry, thank you so much for having my son and I over.

It was nice to finally meet Larry, TerryTunes, Axtremus, Lilylady, Beelady, JazzManToo, IrishMak, etc. (sorry, I forgot the other forum names but I remember your faces!)

I was also going to post a group photo from my camera but for some reason they came out blurred. Thanks for posting the group pic, Terry.

#921849 - 05/03/07 10:29 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
JazzManToo Offline
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Registered: 04/25/04
Posts: 104
Loc: Somerville, Massachusetts
Thanks to everyone responsible and special thanks to Larry and Terry (does Steve do all the heavy lifting?) It's such good fun to talk about pianos, listen to folks play pianos, and learn a bunch of tech stuff from Larry. I should note how impressed I was with Larry's work on the Kranich & Bach grand. I remember him posting the before pictures, and it was a pleasure to see the results of his labor. It is a very beautiful piano and sounds great.
Love that #11!

#921850 - 05/03/07 10:41 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
Larry Buck Offline
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Registered: 10/27/04
Posts: 2447
Loc: Lowell MA
Thank You everyone, It is always so nice to meet the folks from Piano World.

Thanks to Terrytunes, Stevetunes, Bee Lady, Lily Lady, and the numerous other folks who put out a very nice meal.

It was nice to hear everyone play, we are blessed with talented piano players.

A couple of shots ..

Frank ripping it op on the keys.

Another group shot ....

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
Mark Twain

E. J. Buck & Sons
Lowell MA 01852
978 458 8688

#921851 - 05/03/07 11:51 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
lilylady Offline
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Registered: 03/17/05
Posts: 4983
Loc: boston north
Names that I can remember from Larry's pic above.

Beelady and son, Axtremus, reliv4all, MonsterM&H and wife

Terrytunes (husband taking the pics)
fourthgenerationpianotech and wife
Tony and wife (fingerlakes, NY)
Mathew, son of reliv4all
IrishMak and her husband to her right in back
woodfab in back
Frank Baxter, PW
moi, Lilylady
Larry Buck
John Citron

Not in this pic, but others, next to the piano, Jim

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."

#921852 - 05/04/07 04:26 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
tonyf Offline
Full Member

Registered: 04/28/05
Posts: 226
Loc: upstate, NY
Sheryl and I had a fantastic time at Larry's especially being able to meet may of the forum members in person and getting to know them better. A special thank you to all that contributed to the feast and vino. This was our first PIANO Party and everyone made us feela part of the group. It really was not that difficult to understand the New England Dialect and we had a great time meeting everyone.

#921853 - 05/08/07 11:14 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
Terrytunes Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 1249
Loc: Tewksbury MA

Would anyone like to claim ownership of one neat little insulated bag which was left behind at Larry's shop???

PM me an address and I'll drop it in the mail. ;\)

#921854 - 05/11/07 01:31 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
Les Koltvedt Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/05
Posts: 3198
Loc: Canton, MI
Deb and I want to thank EVERYONE for a GREAT TIME. A special thanks to Larry, Frank, TerryTunes, Irishmak and Lilylady. We enjoyed it so much. You all went out of your way to make us feel welcome... \:\) It was really nice to finally put a face with a name and hear everyone play. The food was great, we made some wine disappear, made some music and NEW FRIENDS...

btw...you EAST COAST GIRLS have a really neat thing going
Les Koltvedt
LK Piano
Servicing the S. Eastern Michigan Area
PTG Associate

#921855 - 05/11/07 02:31 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
IrishMak Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 01/20/06
Posts: 1614
Loc: New Hampshire, USA
"Well, the east coast girls are hip" \:D

1889 Mason & Hamlin screwstringer upright
Kawai MP-4 digital

When life hands you lemons, throw them back and add some of your own. Stupid life.

#921856 - 05/11/07 02:57 PM Re: Gathering at Larry Buck's Piano Shop - Lowell, MA - Review/Pics
Monica K. Offline

Platinum Supporter until Dec 31 2012

Registered: 08/10/05
Posts: 18033
Loc: Lexington, Kentucky
What great pics! Thanks for posting them. Sorry I couldn't be there [vows to make it one day.]
Mason & Hamlin A -- 91997
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