New piano smell

Posted by: itsfreakingmeout

New piano smell - 06/17/10 11:36 AM

Why is it that I always see pianos that are plugged into the wall when they aren't equipped with a player system? (and they're not digital either)What is the plug for?
Posted by: Rod Verhnjak

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 12:04 PM

Piano Life Saver by Dampp-ChaserĀ©
Posted by: BDB

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 12:44 PM

It powers the lo-jack system for pianos. When your piano is stolen by burglars, it sends a message to your computer to tell where it is. That way the thieves always know where the piano is, because they took your computer, too.
Posted by: Jbyron

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 12:53 PM

It's a climate control system inside the piano. It should be kept plugged in at all times.
Posted by: Horowitzian

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 01:09 PM

So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????
Posted by: SeilerFan

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 01:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.
Posted by: Steve Cohen

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: SeilerFan
Originally Posted By: Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.


It doesn't???
Posted by: alexb

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 02:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Rod Verhnjak


Yep, and if the OP got one for his Essex 123E, then chances are it wouldn't already be out of tune 1 week after delivery!
Posted by: doremi

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 02:46 PM

The purpose of the fragrancer is to resuscitate exhausted piano tuners.
Posted by: 4evrBeginR

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 07:03 PM

When I was a kid our first Yamaha upright had a plug too (40 years ago). It was just connect to a 60-Watt light bulb inside the piano.
Posted by: pianobroker

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 03:19 AM

Mice don't like to munch and build nests in the dark. There is nothing like being caught in a mousetrap in the dark. Be considerate,upgrade to a 100 watt bulb. grin
Posted by: PianistOne111

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 03:40 PM

Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.
Posted by: 4evrBeginR

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 04:47 PM

Actually, I did that. One day, when I was 6 or 7 years-old, I removed the bottom panel from the piano, unscrewed the light bulb from socket, and stuck my finger into it. It was shocking! My first experience with electricity.
Posted by: Jbyron

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 05:10 PM

Now that's what I call a piano with an attitude!
I'm glad you survived the attack and are alive to tell about it!
Posted by: H_piano

Re: New piano smell - 06/28/10 02:38 AM

Originally Posted By: PianistOne111
Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.


ahha that made me laugh!