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#1982415 - 11/03/12 10:42 PM Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County  
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Can someone recommend a really good piano technician in either LA or Orange County? Thanks!

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#1982596 - 11/04/12 01:26 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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#1982605 - 11/04/12 01:54 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Entheo]  
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Originally Posted by Entheo


+ 10


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Check out the Science Channel's "How Its Made" featuring our piano restoration:
http://www.cunninghampiano.com/how-its-made/
#1982701 - 11/04/12 05:39 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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There are many great techs in SoCal. David is one I too enthusiastically recommend but there may be one closer to where you actually need him or her. And that is...?

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#1982712 - 11/04/12 06:05 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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Lisa Weller
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www.wellerpianoservice.com
She's a swell person and a wonderful tech


Cathy Harl - former piano dealer and tech.
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#1982769 - 11/04/12 09:09 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: BoseEric]  
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I'm in Long Beach, near the water. But if there's a super one I'd certainly pay him/her for the drive!

#1982810 - 11/05/12 12:07 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Entheo]  
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Originally Posted by Entheo


His website seems kinda snooty.


Gary
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#1982816 - 11/05/12 12:39 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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Just one man's experience:

Lisa Weller never returned either of my two phone calls to her about 8 months ago.

I'm a simple guy with a modest piano. I talked to David Anderson and his spiel, even if he is a PHENOMENAL tech, was a bit like something you might get from an over enthusiastic Guitar Center salesman. That and his wanting double what most guys were asking for an assessment visit was a deal killer.

I'm still looking for a tuner/tech. I'm happy with my tuner but his compass of mechanical work is limited and I'm needing/wanting some regulation done.

Anyone have any experience with Don Walker?

Kurt


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#1982830 - 11/05/12 01:40 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: KurtZ]  
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#1982832 - 11/05/12 01:48 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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If you're in Long Beach, ask Kathy Smith or Bruce Stevens. Can't go wrong with either one, although I don't think Kathy is taking any more clients, and Bruce will probably refer you to his son.


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#1982916 - 11/05/12 09:52 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Dave Ferris]  
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Last edited by Plowboy; 01/15/13 04:59 PM.

Gary
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#1982982 - 11/05/12 12:15 PM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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Very helpful, thanks all!

#1983259 - 11/06/12 12:58 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Mark VC]  
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Thanks Dave; those are very helpful to me. Actually it was Pierre Julia who gave me Don Walker's number. I was turned down by Anne Hayden last year. She was very gracious about it. I'm on the westside. I'll add Richard Davenport to my call list.

Kurt


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#1983317 - 11/06/12 07:27 AM Re: Tech recommendation: LA or Orange County [Re: Catlady]  
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Originally Posted by Catlady
Lisa Weller
pianocat88@aol.com
www.wellerpianoservice.com
She's a swell person and a wonderful tech


Oh yeah - Lisa gets a +10, too. Although I know she just moved, but i am pretty sure it is in the same service area.


Rich Galassini
Cunningham Piano Co.
Phila, Pa.
(215) 991-0834 direct line
rich@cunninghampiano.com
Check out the Science Channel's "How Its Made" featuring our piano restoration:
http://www.cunninghampiano.com/how-its-made/

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