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#2144444 - 09/05/13 03:25 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Awesome Diana!! Lovely piano!!

I've heard that one should wait a few days (weeks?) after delivery before the first tuning, to allow enough time for the piano to settle in its new environment. Not sure if it's true or not!!


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#2144449 - 09/05/13 03:50 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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They told me it might need tuning after I turn up the heating... we'll see!
It should be home in a week or two...


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#2144454 - 09/05/13 04:26 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Did I mention that I'm over the moon? Awww... feeling so emotional right now. I think I'll spend a whole day just staring at all the tiny parts inside the piano blush


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#2144460 - 09/05/13 05:01 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Originally Posted by sinophilia
They told me it might need tuning after I turn up the heating... we'll see!
It should be home in a week or two...


That's probably because of the humidity. You know how dry it can get in deep cold.

Personally.... I'd probably get one of those damp chasers. Rather grudgingly.

Definitely humidifier and dehumidifier for extreme changes in humidity. I already have these and don't even have an acoustic. I use my humidifiers much in winter. My dehumidifier is my portable air conditioner...will work as a dehumidifier only. Haven't used it for that yet. Works great for air conditioning.
Have a Honeywell electronic temp humidity gauge. Also remote sensors. Can see how it is outside in comparison. Other rooms. It seems to work good.

EDIT: Congrats again. That is a really nice upright.

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#2144468 - 09/05/13 05:29 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Thanks! I'm quite the weather maniac, so I also have a few temp/humidity sensors around the house. Verona has pretty extreme weather, quite cold in winter and hot and humid in summer - that's why I don't stay there all year long. It's a shame I won't be able to drag the piano to the country every year grin A dehumidifier for the summer months will be useful, when the poor piano will be there all alone at over 30 °C.


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#2144473 - 09/05/13 06:41 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: peekay]  
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Yay!!!

Can you please please please re-record your recent Piano Bar submission? I bet it would really sparkle on the acoustic!

Originally Posted by peekay
Awesome Diana!! Lovely piano!!

I've heard that one should wait a few days (weeks?) after delivery before the first tuning, to allow enough time for the piano to settle in its new environment. Not sure if it's true or not!!

Definitely true. Opinions will vary on timing but definitely weeks/months, not days. Around here, similar weather I think, the general practice is to have it done in spring and fall.


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#2144475 - 09/05/13 06:45 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: aTallGuyNH]  
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Originally Posted by aTallGuyNH
Can you please please please re-record your recent Piano Bar submission? I bet it would really sparkle on the acoustic!


That's the first thing I played (badly) on that piano! I will certainly record it again as soon as I get used to it and I buy a recording device.

Oh, and the "sparkle" is exactly what is missing on the DP recording. No matter how much I tried to add later in GarageBand!

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#2144498 - 09/05/13 08:46 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Wooohooo Diana, what a beauty! thumb

There's not much better than sitting down your own newly acquired acoustic piano and getting to know each other. How long do you have to wait?


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#2144499 - 09/05/13 08:48 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Congrats, Diana! I hope all goes well. I bet you can't wait for it to arrive! I would request that the tuner come after 2-3 weeks if you can manage that. It will make the tuning much more worthwhile. Also, I would look into getting the Dammp-Chaser installed. With extreme weather it will help stabilize the piano much more accurately than in-room humidifiers can.

Yamahas are great pianos and I know you will improve as a pianist by playing on this. Can't wait to see pics and hear you play it laugh


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#2144510 - 09/05/13 09:10 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: JimF]  
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Originally Posted by JimF
How long do you have to wait?


The piano mover should call me by Monday to arrange the delivery... not long they said! But I'll be away for a few days at the end of next week, so it might have to wait.


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#2144511 - 09/05/13 09:15 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: Morodiene]  
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
Yamahas are great pianos and I know you will improve as a pianist by playing on this. Can't wait to see pics and hear you play it laugh


I really need to get serious about this now! Maybe even get a teacher wink


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#2144693 - 09/05/13 03:56 PM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Yay, I'm so happy for you! It looks lovely. I love my slightly beat up upright, so I suspect you'll love yours.


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It is beautiful! Congratulations!!!


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#2145674 - 09/07/13 10:10 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [Re: sinophilia]  
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Very lovely Diana, you'll no doubt fall in love with piano all over again. It looks a lot like mine which is U1 in straight grain mahogany...very warm. You'll adjust quite soon to the different touch and tone. I don't have an online photo place or I would post a picture. I guess I could upload it to the PW "gallery" and link one. Hmmmm? At any rate congrats on your new piano. Tell us how that trip up the stairs goes too. grin


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Ragdoll... I'm not sure what the gallery is, but you can upload here: http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html

When you upload, you'll get an error msg that says the page couldn't be found. You can ignore that though... your file does upload, and you'll get an email very shortly with the URL. Other than the confusing error page, it works very well and only takes a minute.


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Ragdoll... I'm not sure what the gallery is, but you can upload here: http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/fileuploader2.html


aTallGuyNH The Gallery is a sub-forum under "Fun Stuff" here. I will have to take a better picture as the ones I have are awful...bad lighting, bad angles, piles of music everywhere and cell phone pictures anyways hahaha. I'll get one or two up soon though. Thanks for the 411


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Thanks! I'm trying to be patient, since I doubt it will be home before the 18th...


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So we can expect a nice video recording on the 19th, right???!! laugh


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#2148021 - 09/11/13 03:37 AM Re: Should I buy a reconditioned Yamaha upright? [BOUGHT!] [Re: sinophilia]  
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The piano will be here tomorrow! Ooooh I have to move the furniture in my living room! shocked


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Originally Posted by sinophilia
The piano will be here tomorrow! Ooooh I have to move the furniture in my living room! shocked


....
The piano store is looking for me...
I wait each day for delivery till three...
Oh Lord! Won't ya buy me a reconditioned yamaha upright... smile


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Originally Posted by sinophilia
The piano will be here tomorrow! Ooooh I have to move the furniture in my living room! shocked


Would you play us a song on your new piano? smile


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Originally Posted by 4evrBeginR

Would you play us a song on your new piano? smile


You're eager to hear it!

So am I wink


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Hi sinophilia, I hope you got your new piano!!!

I got mine delivered yesterday! I was really excited! Then I start playing it, and it sounded horrible! Oh, no! Everything I played was muddy, muted... dead, really, no life to the sound!

I double checked the serial number to make sure they delivered the right piano. I thought I made a major mistake in buying this piano (I didn't have the piano inspected.) I was already very tired so I went to bed.

Then this morning, I moved the piano a few inches to change the acoustics, and just like that, it sounded great!! I couldn't believe the difference! Big sigh of relief, let me tell you!

Anyway, I hope you're enjoying your new piano, without any drama like mine!!


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Hi peekay! Luckily my piano sounds quite good in its new house. The room is not too small and not too big, with a high ceiling. The bass gets deeper and nicer if I open the lid, but then the volume is a bit too much. It leans against an internal bearing wall, we will certainly get some insulating panels to put behind it.

The only "problem" is that the technician who brought it regulated the practice pedal in such a way that the piano almost doesn't make any sound at all when it's pressed. But it looked like an easy thing to adjust. He discouraged me from using it anyway...

I won't touch my piano for a week now - a little vacation smile Enjoy yours!


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