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Re: Our Estonia L190 'Hidden Beauty' #20420
01/02/09 10:40 AM
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Wonderful! Congrats on your new piano! smile

BTW, did the movers make a mistake? I thought the piano should be sent to Malaysia! laugh laugh

I really envy you having that piano. It must really sounds warm and nice. Anyway, may you enjoy the piano for many many years to come!

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Re: Our Estonia L190 'Hidden Beauty' #20421
01/02/09 11:31 AM
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Rick Baldassin did the kind of prep that dealers should do . At Keith Kerman's shop, PianoCraft, it would be considered routine.
Should do? Does everyone agree?

The kind of preparation described here and earlier - http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/topic/1/24759.html#000005 - takes a lot of time.

I won't tell any secrets if I tell you what wadslee communicated to me in a PM that the whole procedure takes:

* pre delivery: 11 hrs + another 6 to 10 hrs
* in home: an extra 3 - 4 hours

So in total 20 - 24 hrs prep work!?

Wadslee may indeed feel happy Rick Baldassin was prepared to do such a tremendous job but should we make that a realistic expectation for every potential buyer?

schwammerl.

Re: Our Estonia L190 'Hidden Beauty' #20422
01/02/09 12:24 PM
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Steve Chandler,

The piano sounds amazing. The action has definately been refined. It's hard to put aural impressions into words. It's also hard since the perceived improvement is a cumulative effect of numerous small tweaks. (I wish I could just invite you over to play it smile ) The best way I can describe it is to say that the improvement is comparable to the difference in refinement between a Kawai RX and the Shigeru--the touch is perfectly even, the control at mp and below are much improved, the the bass is richer, etc.

I think it's important to state that Estonia pianos already come with a high level of in-factory refinements. I certainly don't want to convey to prospective Estonia buyers that the instrument is somewhat lacking or that it needs extensive prep work to make it worthwhile. That is not true at all. I guess, the point that I'm trying to make is that a quality dealer/technician can make a world of difference in the success of the instrument.


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Re: Our Estonia L190 'Hidden Beauty' #20423
01/02/09 12:34 PM
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Wadslee

I am glad you clarified things by writing your last paragraph.

Otherwise, a reasonable person might begin to ask when reading this dissertation:

"If the dealer has to perform all those tasks, what in the world do they do at the factory??"


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Re: Our Estonia L190 'Hidden Beauty' #20424
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Just beautiful.

Enjoy your 190.

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