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#1969861 - 10/07/12 01:26 PM I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP  
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Hi, I go to NYU and we are doing research to get a feel for the customer perspective in the piano market. Any questions you can answer will provide a tremendous amount of help, no need to reply to all of them! Surveys are fun! have a great, stressfree day:) thanks so much!


● Have you heard of Petrof? How?
○ Yes or No
● What do you know about the Petrof brand?
● Compare Petrof to a car brand. Why are the two similar?
○ (e.g. Bentley, Mercedes, Audi, or Toyota)
● Rank the following attributes from most important to least important when purchasing a new piano: brand legacy/prestige, price, performance grade, durability, and service.
● What do you consider the best piano brand? Why?
○ Petrof, Steinway & Sons, Yamaha, Bluthner, Bosendorfer, Bechstein, Fazioli, Schimmel, Other
● For what reason would you buy a highest quality piano?
○ For a school/university, concert use, instructive use, home/causual use, decorative
● Is purchasing a piano from a brand with a long legacy important to you? Why?
○ Yes or No
● Is purchasing a piano from a brand that does not use cheap foreign labor important to you? Why?
○ Yes or No
● Would you consult a piano dealer when purchasing a high-investment piano?
○ Yes or No
● When purchasing a new piano, is it important for you to buy from a brand that is well-known? (e.g. Steinway & Sons, Yamaha)
○ Yes or No
● How would you find more information when looking to purchase a piano?
○ The internet, a Dealer, specific company, word-of-mouth
● Would you prefer to buy from piano brands with a wide range of products and price levels or one with a few established products?
○ Yes or No
● What’s a reasonable price for a highest quality grand piano, in your opinion?
○ $10,000-$29,999; $30,000-59,999; $60,000-$99,999; $100,000-$150,000+
● How important is it for brands to be able to customize individual, highest-quality pianos in accordance with the buyer’s needs?
○ 1. Very important, 2. important, 3. somewhat important, 4. not important
● If purchasing a piano, would you be interested in a vertical or grand piano?
○ Vertical or Grand
● What kinds of service do you expect from highest quality piano manufacturers? (check all that apply)
○ Frequent Tune-ups, long-lasting warranties, consulting on preservation, quick and free delivery,
● Would you prefer for your piano to be handmade or factory-made using computerization?
○ Handmade or Factory-made
● What part of the world do you think the best pianos come from: North America, Asia, Eastern/Central Europe, or Western Europe?

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#1969874 - 10/07/12 01:49 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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This is the technicians' forum. If you want the response of piano players, you might be further ahead posting this survey to the general piano forum.

Good luck! smile


Joe Gumbosky
Piano Tuning & Repair
www.morethanpianos.com
(semi-retired)
#1970007 - 10/07/12 07:15 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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I don't have anything to contribute to the survey, but I would like to emphatically assert that I AM a piano player! I mostly play just one note a lot, but to me that IS playing. In the beginning of a typical song I play lots of two note intervals, then I stretch it out to octaves and some bigger intervals and stuff, and then I finish with a lot of my signature one note chromatic musical statements.

People even pay me to play like that!


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
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#1970316 - 10/08/12 12:20 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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Psilvss, Thanks for letting me know that surveys are fun. Who would have thunk that?

If you want opinions on the Petrof, just ask in the "Piano Forum".

If your doing a serious survey, contact the moderators.


"Imagine it in all its primatic colorings, its counterpart in our souls - our souls that are great pianos whose strings, of honey and of steel, the divisions of the rainbow set twanging, loosing on the air great novels of adventure!" - William Carlos Williams
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#1970336 - 10/08/12 01:19 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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A Petrof piano I often played at York University in Toronto bore a prominent label with a reassuring statement something like "Specially built for US and Canada climate conditions." Reading that, I used to wonder how much of the Earth has climate conditions that won't be found somewhere in the US or Canada.

I thought the piano was so-so.

#1971265 - 10/10/12 10:12 AM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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I both serviced (for a local piano dealer) and played new Petrof grands and uprights for a number of years. When prepped properly, I found Petrof to be the best produced in Eastern Europe, but not quite on the same level as its better cousins produced in Western Europe. A decent piano overall.


Bob W.
Piano Technician (Retired since 2006)
Conway, Arkansas
www.pianotechno.blogspot.com
#1971563 - 10/10/12 08:45 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: David Jenson]  
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Originally Posted by David Jenson
I don't have anything to contribute to the survey, but I would like to emphatically assert that I AM a piano player! I mostly play just one note a lot, but to me that IS playing. In the beginning of a typical song I play lots of two note intervals, then I stretch it out to octaves and some bigger intervals and stuff, and then I finish with a lot of my signature one note chromatic musical statements.

People even pay me to play like that!


laugh
Funniest post I have seen in a while!! Hats off to you for transcribing the tuning process so humorously!

#1971761 - 10/11/12 09:46 AM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: David Jenson]  
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Originally Posted by David Jenson
I don't have anything to contribute to the survey, but I would like to emphatically assert that I AM a piano player! I mostly play just one note a lot, but to me that IS playing. In the beginning of a typical song I play lots of two note intervals, then I stretch it out to octaves and some bigger intervals and stuff, and then I finish with a lot of my signature one note chromatic musical statements.

People even pay me to play like that!


It sounds like you and a couple of my piano tuner friends have been playing pieces by the same composer! What a coincidence! Do you have the sheet music for that?


Lee
#1971892 - 10/11/12 02:34 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: leemax]  
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Originally Posted by leemax

It sounds like you and a couple of my piano tuner friends have been playing pieces by the same composer! What a coincidence!Do you have the sheet music for that?


Easy to find anywhere. It is titled The Sound of Money.


Dan Silverwood
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"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."
#1971933 - 10/11/12 04:10 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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The pins are alive - with the Sound of Money

The plink on the strings - is the sound of coins

My heart will be blessed, with the sound of money,

and my waaaal-let, at its best.


Marty in Minnesota

It's much easier to bash a Steinway than it is to play one.
#1971986 - 10/11/12 05:45 PM Re: I need the opinion of Piano players ASAP [Re: psilvsss]  
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And we play by ear, no sheet music needed. Darn - we're talented!!!


David L. Jenson
Tuning - Repairs - Refurbishing
Jenson's Piano Service
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