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#2034311 - 02/16/13 04:37 PM Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics)  
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Essex EUP-123S - So loud compared to my yamaha C109

I love her sooo much


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#2034338 - 02/16/13 05:27 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congrats!

Piano whisperer telling me the 123 upright is actually the best of the whole bunch!

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#2034392 - 02/16/13 06:51 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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It is lovely - Congratulations!

You have made a fine choice with the Essex.

Enjoy - Enjoy - Enjoy


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#2034455 - 02/16/13 08:59 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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#2034463 - 02/16/13 09:12 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congrats ! I just played one today. Delicate sounding and beautiful piano. Congrats !


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#2034468 - 02/16/13 09:18 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congratulations on your new piano! I love the cabinet style.

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#2034521 - 02/17/13 12:07 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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It's beautiful!

#2034544 - 02/17/13 01:55 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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The only downside is I don't have a practice pedal, so I can't play after 9pm really as I live in an apartment! Working on getting a practice rail and level so I can have that benefit soon though!


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#2034633 - 02/17/13 09:22 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congratulations on your new piano. It looks very nice. I really like that music desk style too. They are nice sounding pianos.

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#2034636 - 02/17/13 09:30 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congrats and thanks for the pics!


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#2034641 - 02/17/13 09:51 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Can you use your DP for practicing after 9? Or did you sell that?

Also, what did you pay for the Essex? Was it new or used? It looks gorgeous!


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#2034701 - 02/17/13 12:10 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Morodiene]  
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Can you use your DP for practicing after 9? Or did you sell that?

Also, what did you pay for the Essex? Was it new or used? It looks gorgeous!


thanks for the comments guys!

and with the digital I could use it any time of the day or night - with this piano I will stop around 9-10ish because I don't want to push it. I bought it brand new for $5788 +tax at Tom Lee - It was advertised for $6499 +tax but after negotiating I got it for the price I wanted.


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#2034763 - 02/17/13 02:17 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Originally Posted by ju5t1n-h
The only downside is I don't have a practice pedal,


If you had opted to get the Pearl River version of this piano

http://www.pearlriverusa.com/uprights.html

...you would have saved money and had your practice pedal! (See the 122S.)

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#2034775 - 02/17/13 02:29 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Thrill Science]  
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Originally Posted by Thrill Science
If you had opted to get the Pearl River version of this piano,
you wouldn't have a piano which sounds like, or feels like, the Essex.

Also, your music would constantly be ending up on the floor.

(Sorry Thrill)


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#2034791 - 02/17/13 03:15 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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The pearl river up sounds quiet different to Essex. More applies to Boston vs Kawai-completely different- almost opposite sounding piano.

Same applies to ritmuller.


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#2034795 - 02/17/13 03:27 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
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Also, your music would constantly be ending up on the floor.

(Sorry Thrill)


You're right about the music on the floor!

But I'm wondering, ju5t1n-h, if the ability to play past 9:00 was important to you, why didn't you select an upright with a "practice pedal" or a piano like the Yamaha Silent Series that's a real piano with a digital overlay for headphone practicing? (And/or what was wrong with the Yamaha upright you replaced?)

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#2034912 - 02/17/13 07:34 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Originally Posted by Thrill Science
If you had opted to get the Pearl River version of this piano,
you wouldn't have a piano which sounds like, or feels like, the Essex.

Also, your music would constantly be ending up on the floor.

(Sorry Thrill)


Yes, the Essex sounds and feel nothing like a Pearl River, and it is also different from a Ritmüller. My Essex EUP123 has a practice pedal. The EUP123S lacks the practice pedal because it is targeted for schools, so the middle pedal does bass sustain.

Other differences between EUP123E and EUP123S is that the E has brass wheels instead of rubber ones. The top of the E has a hinge that lets you open half the lid. The E has the practice pedal whereas the S has bass sustain. The E has a fold down piece of wood for music. It is hung by three small pieces of brass hinge using tiny little screws. The S has a music desk that could handle a pile of books.



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#2034945 - 02/17/13 08:38 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Congrats on the new Essex!! It is lovely!


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#2035006 - 02/17/13 10:44 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Thrill Science]  
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Originally Posted by Thrill Science
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Also, your music would constantly be ending up on the floor.

(Sorry Thrill)


You're right about the music on the floor!

But I'm wondering, ju5t1n-h, if the ability to play past 9:00 was important to you, why didn't you select an upright with a "practice pedal" or a piano like the Yamaha Silent Series that's a real piano with a digital overlay for headphone practicing? (And/or what was wrong with the Yamaha upright you replaced?)



playing past 9pm isn't actually a problem - I actually work overnights so after 9 I get ready changed and head off to work. I generally play 5pm to 9pm. There was nothing wrong with the Yamaha, although the keys were very short and it sounded clunky and just no where near the standard of this piano. I'd describe it as going from driving a Toyota Corolla to a Mercedes C Class. Although its not the S Class AMG (steinway) its still a Mercedes compared to the really small C109 Yamaha.

Also the S does have a stand inside the top so I can open the piano to make it even louder - although its not necessary in a small apartment to make it louder!


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#2035030 - 02/17/13 11:51 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Originally Posted by ju5t1n-h
I can open the piano to make it even louder - although its not necessary in a small apartment to make it louder!


If your EUP123 is anything like mine, I would think you would need to make it quieter. It's loud even with all the lids closed. The soundboard is a bit too efficient. laugh

Since you put the piano in the corner of the room, it will be very loud.


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#2035041 - 02/18/13 12:15 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: 4evrBeginR]  
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I can open the piano to make it even louder - although its not necessary in a small apartment to make it louder!


If your EUP123 is anything like mine, I would think you would need to make it quieter. It's loud even with all the lids closed. The soundboard is a bit too efficient. laugh

Since you put the piano in the corner of the room, it will be very loud.


Yes!! you are right! compared to the yamaha I had, this piano sounds sooooo loud! Suppose thats due to the 48 1/2 inch soundbox!


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#2035791 - 02/19/13 12:04 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Beautiful, congrats and enjoy.

#2036019 - 02/19/13 06:44 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: Thrill Science]  
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Originally Posted by Thrill Science
Originally Posted by ju5t1n-h
The only downside is I don't have a practice pedal,


If you had opted to get the Pearl River version of this piano

http://www.pearlriverusa.com/uprights.html

...you would have saved money and had your practice pedal! (See the 122S.)


And he would have a laminated soundboard rather than a tapered solid board. Among other things.


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#2114616 - 07/08/13 11:37 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Beautiful!

I know this is an older thread from this year but I wanted to inquire about this piano and came across this thread; I didn't want to start a new thread on the subject.

We've looked at a few pianos over the years and now we're looking at this exact model, the Essex 123S, from Tom Lee music. I've seen some positive reviews and Essex originally wasn't a brand we were considering.

They have a showroom piano that is new, it's only been on the floor for two weeks. It sounds nice but probably needed some adjustment in the lower end. The advantage here is that the piano has already had one tuning and gets another in our home. But the dealer said the pianos we're well setup out of the box with an initial in home tuning, and that the choice was ours. I normally don't like purchasing items that have been demoed, but in this case I'm wondering if we should or do people buy them right from the warehouse? If a setup is being done in your home after it's delivered and then again awhile later, does it matter?

I should also point out we don't have much of an ear for piano. This is for our son who started conservatory last year. To our ears, the Essex sounded nice though, a warm sound, which we preferred over the other pianos they had in a similar size. I brought my friend that plays and in that range it was his choice.

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#2114620 - 07/08/13 11:48 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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I played an Essex Grand recently and I liked the sound. Kind of a warmer sound compared to my piano before voicing. Bass was not that awesome though but was not too bad either. When it comes to instruments like this, I for sure want to try the one I am buying because you will find some instruments that are better to your ears than others even though they are supposed to be the same.
Just like when I was buying a violin. I tested several even from the same model and all had their own particular sound.
I am guessing your son will be testing the piano since that is the main person that must like it of course.

Good luck there! smile


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#2114622 - 07/08/13 11:52 AM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: shaolin95]  
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Originally Posted by shaolin95
I played an Essex Grand recently and I liked the sound. Kind of a warmer sound compared to my piano before voicing. Bass was not that awesome though but was not too bad either. When it comes to instruments like this, I for sure want to try the one I am buying because you will find some instruments that are better to your ears than others even though they are supposed to be the same.
Just like when I was buying a violin. I tested several even from the same model and all had their own particular sound.
I am guessing your son will be testing the piano since that is the main person that must like it of course.

Good luck there! smile


That makes sense. I wish we could compare it to another piano of the same model, they only have one of each model on the floor which makes it hard.

#2114628 - 07/08/13 12:04 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Very pretty piano, Justin! Thanks for the pictures.

By the way, you really should move her out of that corner if she is too loud.

Enjoy! thumb

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#2114872 - 07/08/13 08:27 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Cool looking piano, also that Fender guitar next to it.

#2115189 - 07/09/13 02:28 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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thanks guys - I love it... thats the only thing I can say. I love the sound, the look and the feel.. It is the most expensive thing that i've ever bought, but so worth it. I was too not looking for an essex, but when I sat down and played it, love at first sound, sounds corny, but it was!


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#2115195 - 07/09/13 03:02 PM Re: Finally, she's here. My new piano :) (pics) [Re: ju5t1n-h]  
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Originally Posted by ju5t1n-h
thanks guys - I love it... thats the only thing I can say. I love the sound, the look and the feel.. It is the most expensive thing that i've ever bought, but so worth it. I was too not looking for an essex, but when I sat down and played it, love at first sound, sounds corny, but it was!



Was it a floor model you picked up? Or did they ship you one from the warehouse? And was it from Tom Lee?

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