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#1458187 - 06/17/10 10:36 AM New piano smell  
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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?

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#1458204 - 06/17/10 11:04 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: itsfreakingmeout]  
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#1458224 - 06/17/10 11:44 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: Rod Verhnjak]  
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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.


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#1458231 - 06/17/10 11:53 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: itsfreakingmeout]  
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It's a climate control system inside the piano. It should be kept plugged in at all times.


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#1458242 - 06/17/10 12:09 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Jbyron]  
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So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


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#1458245 - 06/17/10 12:22 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Horowitzian]  
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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.

#1458274 - 06/17/10 01:03 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: SeilerFan]  
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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???


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#1458295 - 06/17/10 01:32 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: Rod Verhnjak]  
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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!

#1458298 - 06/17/10 01:46 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: alexb]  
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The purpose of the fragrancer is to resuscitate exhausted piano tuners.


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#1458441 - 06/17/10 06:03 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: alexb]  
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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.


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#1458644 - 06/18/10 02:19 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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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

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#1458929 - 06/18/10 02:40 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: pianobroker]  
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Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.


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#1458966 - 06/18/10 03:47 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: PianistOne111]  
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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.


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#1458974 - 06/18/10 04:10 PM Re: New piano smell [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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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!


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#1464165 - 06/28/10 01:38 AM Re: New piano smell [Re: PianistOne111]  
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Originally Posted by PianistOne111
Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.


ahha that made me laugh!


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