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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Minnesota Marty] #2328272
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty

A dealer linked to his sales site which had all of the canned info about the Fridolin.
Get It. - Got It? - Good!


I must have missed that. Could you provide the link?


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: chernobieff] #2328336
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Originally Posted by chernobieff
New pictures of the Schimmel-Nelson piano factory!
http://antiquepianoemporium.com/schimmel-nelson-2/


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328349
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Would that place in Minnesota be anywhere near you?


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328354
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Philip,

What place in Minnesota?


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328364
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Guessing the one mentioned in the first paragraph of the link you provided

Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328370
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Though Faribault Minnesota exists, the Schimmel Piano Company in that location does not. Thus, a road trip is not even in consideration, even though it's only about an hours drive. It would be much more fun to go to nearby Northfield and enjoy the great musical activities at St. Olaf College.


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Minnesota Marty] #2328396
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Turandot,

A dealer linked to his sales site which had all of the canned info about the Fridolin. .

Originally Posted By: chernobieff
New pictures of the Schimmel-Nelson piano factory!
http://antiquepianoemporium.com/schimmel-nelson-2/
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When you wrote that the link had information about the Fridolin, I assumed you meant the Fridolin piano, not Fridolin the person. It's unusual to refer to a person as the __________

Anyway, you needn't think I was scolding you. I thought (and still think) your question about whether Schimmel had designed the piano was answered to a reasonable degree of certainty on the thread, at least for the time being.

You have a tendency to ask a question and then, when an answer is supplied, retort that you were perfectly aware of that or that you understood all that already, which leads to the question of why the devil you're asking the question in the first place.

"Perfectly aware" is a very high standard. i don't think I've been perfectly aware of anything in my entire life.

On the other hand, the link is interesting in its own right, and it nudged this old turkey over the 30,000 page view threshold. How that can be right is still incomprehensible to me,but like I mentioned, I don't have perfect awareness.



But thanks for the link. In my left-Coast ignorance I had though the only thing in Faribault was a wooleln mill.


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: turandot] #2328462
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I did mean the piano. I went to the site thinking there was more info. There wasn't. I asked the owner of the site if he had further info. Most can understand the process.

Originally Posted by turandot
In my left-Coast ignorance I had though the only thing in Faribault was a wooleln mill.


What is a wooleln mill?


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Minnesota Marty] #2328469
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty


What is a wooleln mill?


Something to do with sorting wheat from chaff. I think Adno and Adrean work there.. wink

Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328489
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I don't know if you two are distinguishing yourselves by picking on a typo, but if it fulfills an inner need, I guess it's harmless. I bought a blanket at the Faribulat Woolen Mill factory store several years ago. It's pretty nice.


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: turandot] #2328527
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Originally Posted by turandot
I don't know if you two are distinguishing yourselves by picking on a typo, but if it fulfills an inner need, I guess it's harmless.


There's really no room for a joke in your world, is there?

Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328591
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Originally Posted by ando
Originally Posted by turandot
I don't know if you two are distinguishing yourselves by picking on a typo, but if it fulfills an inner need, I guess it's harmless.


There's really no room for a joke in your world, is there?


Oh, ando, you don't get it... Turandot's allowed to make jokes; it's just that the rest of us aren't. At least in this thread. Apparently policing this one fulfills an inner need, and he's appointed himself an honorary moderator.

In fact, I was really getting nervous until I read the comment below:

Originally Posted by turandot
Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
I cannot understand why you can't accept the fact that I would like to know more about the instrument.

Okay. I'll assume your interest is legitimate...

By that point, there was probably a SWAT team assembling outside Marty's house! Thanks, Tur, for issuing them the order to stand down. wink

All un-approved joking aside, I really see an obsession with this thread--for example, a quick review of his posts shows that it's almost the only thread he's posted in for nearly a month! And when I say "posted," I mean posted and posted and posted!

The vigilantism would be offensive, if it weren't just so pathetic. All-in-all, I guess it's harmless...

It's clear that Turandot has some sort of "connection" with this topic, and feels compelled to take "ownership" of it. In all seriousness, I have a question for him. I want to put it in his own words, so that there'll be no misunderstanding:

Originally Posted by turandot
Are you trying to say something or just looking for attention?




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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2328656
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I thought this thread was about a new piano brand coming?

I hope we can keep it OT (on topic) and not divert attention to individual PW members.

Rick


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Rickster] #2328659
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Originally Posted by Rickster
I thought this thread was about a new piano brand coming?

I hope we can keep it OT (on topic) and not divert attention to individual PW members.

Rick


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2329302
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Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
Originally Posted by Rickster
I thought this thread was about a new piano brand coming?

I hope we can keep it OT (on topic) and not divert attention to individual PW members.

Rick


+1


I get it... I have no more business "policing" this thread than anyone else does.

I'd delete my post above, but the edit link is gone now.

I apologize to anyone who was offended by my post above.



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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: Steve Cohen] #2331675
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Well as potentially the ONLY person on the Piano World Forum to have played two of the Fridolin Grands, I can say the 185 is a FANTASTIC instrument that really spoke to me. It allowed me to pull every dynamic out of it at first play, and I was very very very impressed. The 157 for its size has an outstanding tonal range and power, and I enjoyed it too. But the 185. WOW. It was the first piano I sat at when I walked in the store this morning. And I didn't get up for a long while. So, I would say that Steve Cohen could amend the thread title to be "A New Piano Brand is Here, and its really good value. And worth checking out." Jay


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Oh and if Anyone cares, the Fallboard on the bottom right corner reads "Selected by Schimmel" And whatever that means, it doesn't matter. The pianos are all VERY nice. Soundboard is stamped "Fridolin" the Plate has "Fridloin" branding. And all that means zero, zilch, nada if the instrument didn't sing. And the 185 Grand did. Muchly. Hugely. An impressive instrument that was priced just under 20K CAD if I recall correctly. Jay


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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: JayGVan] #2331702
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Originally Posted by Jay Roland
Well as potentially the ONLY person on the Piano World Forum to have played two of the Fridolin Grands, I can say the 185 is a FANTASTIC instrument that really spoke to me. It allowed me to pull every dynamic out of it at first play, and I was very very very impressed. The 157 for its size has an outstanding tonal range and power, and I enjoyed it too.

But the 185. WOW. It was the first piano I sat at when I walked in the store this morning. And I didn't get up for a long while.

So, I would say that Steve Cohen could amend the thread title to be "A New Piano Brand is Here, and its really good value. And worth checking out."

Jay

Do you mind if I quote you on that? (I'm not selling the pianos, nor do I make any commission on their sale but, obviously, I do have an interest...)

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Re: A New Piano Brand is Coming [Re: JayGVan] #2331819
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Jay Roland:

"Oh and if Anyone cares, the Fallboard on the bottom right corner reads "Selected by Schimmel"

And whatever that means, it doesn't matter. The pianos are all VERY nice. Soundboard is stamped "Fridolin" the Plate has "Fridloin" branding."




"Selected by Schimmel" seems to me to be a fair description of a piano that a European maker chooses to fill a niche in its product line that it is ill-equipped to furnish from its own factory production at equal cost. The fact that the piano was chosen from a large number of alternatives is a compliment to Hyundai, Young Chang, and of course to Del, who suggested a while back that it just might be possible that Schimmel chose the piano on its merits.

Kudos to Del as well for remaining silent until all the ignorance and posturing on this thread ran its course.

Jay, Thanks for the review.


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