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#72984 - 04/10/06 12:12 PM Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
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Loc: Singapore
As promised...here are the photos of my piano delivery up 24 floors to my flat!

My bedroom..waiting for the arrival of the piano


Piano at the void deck, legs removed..notice the burl walnut fallboard


Underbelly


Before going up the staircase


At the staircase turning


Grimacing! Tough work!


Taking a break on the 12th floor


In my room...finally!
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#72985 - 04/10/06 12:22 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 09/19/05
Posts: 564
Loc: Michigan
wzkit, the fallboard looks gorgeous. It is a little dark but I lightened it up on Photoshop to see it. For some reason I thought you were only getting the cheekblocks in walnut. Very beautiful. Did you order the hygrometer as well? or is this a "seasoned for the destination" option? \:\)

Can't wait to see pictures of it setup.

Regards Gene
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#72986 - 04/10/06 12:25 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
John Citron Offline
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Registered: 07/15/05
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Loc: Haverhill, Massachusetts
Wzkit,

Those are really great pictures. The worker, in the last picture, on the right looks like he's ready to pass out!

John
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#72987 - 04/10/06 12:30 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 08/10/05
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There's NO WAY I would be able to watch them carry that piano up and around 24 sharp turns. Has your blood pressure and pulse rate returned to normal yet?

Great pics...
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#72988 - 04/10/06 12:30 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
More pics...

Silly pose while playing


Burl Walnut fallboard 1


Burl Walnut fallboard 2
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#72989 - 04/10/06 12:39 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 05/19/04
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Loc: idaho
Great pictures. Beautiful piano. I love the burled walnut.
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#72990 - 04/10/06 12:40 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
palley Offline
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Registered: 01/12/05
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Loc: Binghamton, New York
Wow! It's a beauty! Congrats.

24 Floors in sandals??!
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#72991 - 04/10/06 12:41 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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He (or she) is a real beauty!
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#72992 - 04/10/06 12:43 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
 Quote:
Originally posted by ejsauter:
wzkit, the fallboard looks gorgeous. It is a little dark but I lightened it up on Photoshop to see it. For some reason I thought you were only getting the cheekblocks in walnut. Very beautiful. Did you order the hygrometer as well? or is this a "seasoned for the destination" option? \:\)

Can't wait to see pictures of it setup.

Regards Gene [/b]
Yes, both cheekblocks had walnut inlays (somewhat like the walnut inlay on the music desk). The hygrometer was ordered. Just love that fallboard! Check out my new pics!
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#72993 - 04/10/06 12:44 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 12/02/05
Posts: 190
Loc: Oregon
What a gorgeous piano. Congratulation!! And what wonderful pictures. Happy

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#72994 - 04/10/06 12:46 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
 Quote:
Originally posted by John Citron:
Wzkit,

Those are really great pictures. The worker, in the last picture, on the right looks like he's ready to pass out!

John [/b]
I would too, if I were him! I was kidding with them, saying that carrying the piano up 24 stories was just like a combat engineer's job in the Army (especially during bridging operations). He said, "No, this is worse! You can just throw the bridge around, but you can't throw this piano around!" \:D . Those days in the army...
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#72995 - 04/10/06 12:50 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Loc: New York
Wow, beautiful piano. Congratulations. I really like the fallboard.

Like Monica, I could not watch it going up the stairs!

Derick
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#72996 - 04/10/06 12:52 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
katie_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 1838
Loc: Canada
My it's so[/b] beautiful ...
That's exactly[/b] the finish I wanted for my Delta.
I'm hoping Norbert will bequeath to me an Omega in this finish when he retires \:D ;\)

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#72997 - 04/10/06 12:54 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
 Quote:
Originally posted by Derick II:
Wow, beautiful piano. Congratulations. I really like the fallboard.

Like Monica, I could not watch it going up the stairs!

Derick [/b]
Indeed..I gave up watching after the 12th floor, and decided it would be better for me to just wait for them back on the 24th floor. That way, they wouldn't be disturbed by my incessant clicking, and I would not be die of a heart attack in the process!
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#72998 - 04/10/06 12:55 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 10/31/05
Posts: 2618
Loc: Geneva, Switzerland
What a stunning piano!

- Michael B.
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#72999 - 04/10/06 01:00 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 04/11/05
Posts: 3490
Loc: US
Wow, just gorgeous!! love that fallboard. Am I seeing correctly or are some of those guys working barefoot ?? and some in sandals?

yikes! glad it made it with no mishaps.


Sophia

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#73000 - 04/10/06 01:00 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
tenuki Offline
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Registered: 04/06/06
Posts: 669
Loc: Seattle, Wa
wow!
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#73001 - 04/10/06 01:08 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 12/12/05
Posts: 2896
Loc: Florida
24 floors, 48 turns...in sandals and bare feet. WOW! Hey, I want to play your piano next time I am in Singapore. \:D

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#73002 - 04/10/06 01:16 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
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Loc: Singapore
\:D . Yes...24 floors, 48 turns in sandals and bare feet...no mean feat! I think those guys deserved every dollar they earned!
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#73003 - 04/10/06 01:18 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 05/02/03
Posts: 3251
Loc: Midwest U.S.
 Quote:
Originally posted by Wzkit:
...up 24 floors to my flat![/b]
Here in the U.S., most movers charge extra for each step. I think the estimate on my last move was $10 each step. At 24 flights that could get into some serious money!

(Were your elevators too small to accommodate that piano standing upright on the front end?)

Congratulations!

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#73004 - 04/10/06 01:21 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
AnnaMatthew Offline
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Registered: 07/13/04
Posts: 470
my my....it is indeed a beautiful piano. I agree with monica, there is no way i could watch them carry it up without getting a high blood pressure/ heart attack ready to happen. How much did you pay them to get it up to your place? I was lucky enough to have the piano fit into the lift.
Thanks for sharing!

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#73005 - 04/10/06 01:22 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Registered: 05/24/05
Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
Thank you Chickgrand! The elevator was indeed too small..which resulted in me forking an extra S$3.4K (approx US$2.2K) to haul the thing up. Movers here charge by the floor, usually between S$150-200 per floor, which isn't all that difference from US costs, except that its denominated in the local currency (US$1 = S$1.6)
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#73006 - 04/10/06 01:33 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Wzkit:
[QB]


At the staircase turning


Grimacing! Tough work!


that deserves some eeks





congratulations again
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#73007 - 04/10/06 01:38 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Chris H. Offline
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Registered: 10/14/05
Posts: 2919
Loc: UK.
Did you say $2200 How many weeks did it take them and how many lives were lost? ;\)

Lovely piano and you must be one dedicated pianist. Your neighbours must also be very understanding.
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#73008 - 04/10/06 01:46 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
Wzkit Offline
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Posts: 1005
Loc: Singapore
It took them all of 2 hours, from the first to the 24th floor. Amazing guys.

I won't call myself a dedicated pianist...just a very passionate amateur!

And to avoid disturbing my neighbours, I had acoustic panelling on my walls, velvet curtains and a 1 inch thick rug. The piano sounds just nice now as a result - nice and warm, not too loud. Even the roaring bass, which I had encountered in the factory, has been tamed, and is much more subtle now, though no doubt waiting to reveal itself once the hammers are more worn in!
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#73009 - 04/10/06 01:56 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Chris H.:
Did you say $2200 [/b]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2200!!!!!!!
Yes already know that it costs about 150-200 per level but i was thinking maybe there might be a dicount for more levels......

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#73010 - 04/10/06 02:15 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 724
Loc: New York City
You don't have an elevator in your building?

They can "keyboard" a piano to slide it in to an elevator. But I understand this information is a bit late. ;^)

Congratulations. Look beautiful! Can't wait for the invitation to your piano party...
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#73011 - 04/10/06 02:16 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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Posts: 3170
Loc: Wisconsin
Wow!

That is the most steps I have ever seen a piano go up or down!

Was a crane too expensive? Not feasible due to small windows?

That is one honey of a piano

Love the fallboard and the hygrometer.

Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
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#73012 - 04/10/06 03:07 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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That's a beautiful beast. I hope to try one like it when next I pop into Harl Pianos!
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#73013 - 04/10/06 03:11 PM Re: Photos of my Delta's delivery!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by skeletony:
 Quote:
Originally posted by Chris H.:
Did you say $2200 [/b]
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2200!!!!!!!
Yes already know that it costs about 150-200 per level but i was thinking maybe there might be a dicount for more levels...... [/b]
Skeletony, I did think of you and the pics you posted of your piano delivery on the AB forum. I presume you live near to the ground floor or have a larger elevator?
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