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Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
analogguy #2183351 11/16/13 12:24 PM
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Congratulations!!

I'll bet the piano sounds great, and there is no doubt you got a fantastic deal on it. $800 for a decent baby grand of any make, (much less a quality german make) is almost unheard of.

Post pictures when you can!!

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Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
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For now, and Until Wednesday when I receive the Schiedmayer and can post pictures (if I can figure out how to do that), here is a link to a PDF of the ad where I found the piano. It has a description and picture.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-vNTMXH3MEbc2JpNDVaWFhJLXc/edit?usp=sharing

Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
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Congratulations, Analogguy, sounds like you did well!

Now post photos! laugh

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Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
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Here are first pictures after taking delivery of the Schiedmayer today. It weathered the 120 mile, 34 degree, trip well. It is now acclimating to its new environment. It sounds nice; not nice like the Estonia, but much nicer than anything else I listened to at the under $3-4k range. It has warmth and soul. Tuning and regulation will come first. Then we'll see what the RPT suggests as the next step. Bet it has something to do with strings ;-)

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The image upload feature on this forum doesn't actually work. There's a sticky thread about the hoops you have to jump through to get images up here.

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Thanks. I'll try to upload it to Google Cloud tomorrow and provide a link.

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Ok, second try, here. I've uploaded a few pictures to Google Docs presentation. Click link below; slides should begin playing.

Here are first pictures after taking delivery of the Schiedmayer today. It weathered the 120 mile, 34 degree, trip well. It is now acclimating to its new environment. It sounds nice; not nice like the Estonia, but much nicer than anything else I listened to at the under $3-4k range. It has warmth and soul. Tuning and regulation will come first. Then we'll see what the RPT suggests as the next step. Bet it has something to do with strings ;-)

Day 2: so far, playing the Schiedmayer is a bit like driving an old car - it certainlky isn't tight and new but I'm liking it very much so far. Am able to disregard a few quibbles so far.

https://docs.google.com/presentatio...art=true&loop=false&delayms=3000

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I just saw this thread today. I am so glad you stuck with a grand, and delighted to hear that you got it for such a good price.

One of the better uses for a room, is as a grand piano container, I think.


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Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
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Congratulations, Analogguy! Those ivory key tops are flawless!

It does look to me like the pin block was doped, but see what the tech thinks.

Glad you're happy with it, and thanks for the pics!



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Re: Which Vertical to replace my Grand?
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Originally Posted by OperaTenor
It does look to me like the pin block was doped, but see what the tech thinks.

I think what you see in the photo is just plain dust that a dust cloth could not get to around the pins and under the strings... I don't think it is evidence of pinblock doping, but I could be worng.

Using some low-pressure compressed air in that area would likely get rid of that hard to get to dust around the tuning pins.

That is a very nice piano, even if the pin block tightener was used. smile

Congratulations again!!

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Very nice, I hope you all get a lot of enjoyment from it.


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It does look to me like the pin block was doped, but see what the tech thinks.

I think what you see in the photo is just plain dust that a dust cloth could not get to around the pins and under the strings... I don't think it is evidence of pinblock doping, but I could be worng.

Using some low-pressure compressed air in that area would likely get rid of that hard to get to dust around the tuning pins.

That is a very nice piano, even if the pin block tightener was used. smile

Congratulations again!!

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Mmm, no. Those are liquid marks, not dust. I've cleaned a lot of filthy pianos in my life.



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What a nice piano, congratulations. I hope it sounds great and that the initial tuning and any regulation makes it the top performer it should be.
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Originally Posted by OperaTenor
Mmm, no. Those are liquid marks, not dust. I've cleaned a lot of filthy pianos in my life.

You may be right, and, like I said, I may be worng. smile

It's just that I see a similar shadowy residue on the back of the piano around the end loops at the rear hitch pins. Given the age of the piano, it may well be pin tightener residue; which is not a bad thing if it adds life to the pin block.

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