Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Ad
Let Your Piano Sing
Let Your Piano Sing
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
59 registered (Beakybird, Beemer, ando, AndyP, AZNpiano, 12 invisible), 1488 Guests and 6 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#182127 - 05/17/07 09:24 PM Kimball LANGER ACTION vs Charles Walter
MrsG Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/01/07
Posts: 22
Is a 1993 Kimball with Langer Action is in any way comparable to a Charles Walter? Please don't laugh at me. I mean if it has the same guts of a CW, wouldn't it be a pretty good piano?

Top
(ad 800) Pearl River
Pearl River the world's best selling piano
#182128 - 05/17/07 10:21 PM Re: Kimball LANGER ACTION vs Charles Walter
FogVilleLad Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/02/05
Posts: 4683
Loc: San Francisco
Tone, touch, appearance - then price.

At the moment there's no way to know about the most important aspect.

Top
#182129 - 05/18/07 01:08 AM Re: Kimball LANGER ACTION vs Charles Walter
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 06/07/03
Posts: 24318
Loc: Oakland
Charles Walter originally used Pratt-Read actions, and then switched to Langer (Schwander) actions, which was at that time owned by Jasper Corporation, the parent company of Kimball. Kimball used both those actions. When Kimball stopped making pianos, they sold the action company to Walter, according to what I have heard.

Kimball improved their line quite a bit before they gave up pianos. A late Kimball studio can be a pretty nice piano.
_________________________
Semipro Tech

Top
#182130 - 05/18/07 02:12 AM Re: Kimball LANGER ACTION vs Charles Walter
Rod Verhnjak Offline
3000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/09/06
Posts: 3708
Loc: Vancouver B.C. Canada
The Walters did own Langer after Kimball.
They have sold the company not so long ago.

Walters now come with a Renner action they also offer a alternative action to the Renner called the Walter action.
A Walter with the alternative action retails approximately $800.00 less.
_________________________
Verhnjak Pianos
Specializing in the Restoration, Refinishing & Maintenance
of Fine Heirloom Pianos

www.pianoman.ca
Verhnjak Pianos Facebook


Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#182131 - 05/18/07 09:53 AM Re: Kimball LANGER ACTION vs Charles Walter
MrsG Offline
Full Member

Registered: 05/01/07
Posts: 22
FogVilleLad-- good advice. I put those three words Touch Tone Appearance into my head this morning as I had the opportunity to go back and try it out again.

Touch-- Did not enjoy. It was like my fingers were working a Yamaha DX7 or other electric keyboard.

Tone-- only the upper notes sang out. The rest of the piano seemed kind of dead.

Appearance-- this is a fine POS. OOps I mean PSO. Haha. But, the appearance and price are probably what had me going back again.

Thanks very much for your input. This piano is definitely for someone else... so I'm still Looking!

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World 
(ad)
Piano Lamps - Piano Lights
Piano Lamp by cocoweb - free shipping
New in Piano World's online store PianoSupplies.com , beautiful piano lamps from cocoweb. Free shipping! (continental U.S.).
(ad)
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
Defining National Piano Schools - Perceptions
(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Solo Concert at Mezzrow in NYC 11/16
by Dfrankjazz
Today at 01:35 AM
New baldwin pianos
by Reaper bond
Yesterday at 10:12 PM
How heavy are the keys on the Roland FP-30?
by halfaura
Yesterday at 08:29 PM
Best Sheet Music Resources and How to Print
by greensam
Yesterday at 06:50 PM
Help me!
by willo
Yesterday at 05:03 PM
What's Hot!!
Some New Piano World STATS

-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Forum Stats
85,816 Registered Members
44 Forums
176,876 Topics
2,577,292 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission