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#1125168 - 02/06/04 01:42 PM Re: Myth of the best piano
Axtremus Offline
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Registered: 08/29/03
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Originally posted by richard:
This reminds me of Tolstoy's observation in Anna Karenina that all good marriages are the same[/b], but each failed marriage is unique.
1. No, they are not. ;\)

2. Behind that statement is an assumption that there is a universal mould of an ideal marriage -- far from the truth, IMHO.

3. It also assumes that "marriage" is desired and "failed marriage" is "bad." It does not allow that "separation" from even a "good marriage" might lead to even "better" lives for the individuals involved. Polygamy, serial-monogamy, and other living arrangements are not even considered.

It's just a statement with lots of hidden assumptions and unarticulated value judgements. It reeks influence of centuries of Western Judeo-Christian thinking and it "sounds good" only to those also influenced by the same thinking (which, admittedly, might be 90%+ of modern civilized societies). (E.g., rephrase that statement to "all good polygamous relationships are the same ..." and see how well that goes.)

Now apply the above to pianos. ;\)

(Should probably bring this to the Coffee Room depending on where the responses go. ;\) )
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#1125169 - 02/06/04 06:02 PM Re: Myth of the best piano
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Registered: 01/17/03
Posts: 192
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Whoa, Nelly! That's between you & Leo - & the best venue is[/b] the Coffee Room, or Russian Tea Room.

I'm talking pianos here.

#1171649 - 03/30/09 08:51 PM Re: Myth of the best piano [Re: Norbert]
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Wow so many people in agreement.....Yay... Every person in individual person like piano. I like a clear treble a fundementally some what thin bass and a light touch. I don't like an over powering piano unless on a stage. My ears which are shaped differently than yours likes tone and comfort of the sound. My finger with my one of a kind print on each tip move quick and controled over a well balanced smooth light touch.

You may hate compeletly what I like and you are compelety entitled to be an individual to do so..rock on....

The best piano for you is a piano that does what you ask it to do. Generally those are the higher grand brands. I live in an apartment with two others. I have a Baldwin Acrosonic Console from 1952. It plays well, evenly, Stays in tune well, not over powering- it does everything I need.

We hear differently, see different, touch different, look different just as the people in the factories of the piano makers. Some pianos are meant to be cheap pieces of furniture to fill that big open space in the corner. Some were build with pride to make music for generations.

Simply- to each his or her own.

#1171699 - 03/30/09 09:52 PM Re: Myth of the best piano [Re: Josef]
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Registered: 09/11/06
Posts: 3919
Loc: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Where did you dig this out??
This thread has been dormant for over five years.
I suggest you start your own thread, instead of replying to people who possibly have not been around PW for years...
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#1172125 - 03/31/09 03:39 PM Re: Myth of the best piano [Re: Supply]
Josef Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
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Oh I'm soooo Sorry. May the grand mighty piano gods forgive me.

#1173813 - 04/03/09 12:45 PM Re: Myth of the best piano [Re: richard_dup1]
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Registered: 01/13/09
Posts: 24
Loc: Midwest USA
Is this like asking what is the best candy bar? Let's first ask who is eating it and what taste are they looking for? Sorry to keep picking at the scab of this aged post.

Edited by Yamaha06 (04/03/09 12:46 PM)

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