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5.7m grand #2680696
10/08/17 11:30 PM
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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2680706
10/09/17 01:08 AM
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Must be challenging to move it around corners - or carry it up a flight of stairs. grin


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: Carey] #2680708
10/09/17 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Carey
Must be challenging to move it around corners - or carry it up a flight of stairs. grin



Carey:

I'm not sure about stairs, but I think the power steering should help move it around corners with considerable ease!

Cheers!


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: BruceD] #2680870
10/09/17 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by Carey
Must be challenging to move it around corners - or carry it up a flight of stairs. grin
I'm not sure about stairs, but I think the power steering should help move it around corners with considerable ease!

Thank God for power steering. I remember learning to drive on cars without it !! Not so sure how it would work on a piano dolly!! grin


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2680916
10/09/17 07:48 PM
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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681042
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So I assume it's straight strung? Are there any recordings? Is this a no compromise design in terms of string length? The article provides no commentary, just the story.

Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681046
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This does pop up here from time to time. There's an even bigger one in Poland....


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681050
10/10/17 10:43 AM
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I love this kid. I have loved the idea since I first heard of it a few years back. I applaud his independent thought and youthful abandon to jump in in the first place. I would love to hear this thing live sometime, but I am prepared to be underwhelmed if I ever do.

Bigger is good. Better is gooder. wink

Cheers,


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: Steve Chandler] #2681075
10/10/17 11:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Steve Chandler
So I assume it's straight strung? Are there any recordings? Is this a no compromise design in terms of string length? The article provides no commentary, just the story.



Here is the YouTube video that's embedded in the article.

Paul.

Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681178
10/10/17 06:24 PM
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The remarkable thing about this 5.7 metre piano is that Adrian Mann started the project when he was a 16 year old school boy. It was built in a farm shed in rural New Zealand. He had to be inventive and use his initiative to create this piano using materials like No. 8 fencing wire to make hitch pins. He is now a piano tuner/technician with his own business in Dunedin. He certainly had an extraordinary apprenticeship. People here call it Kiwi ingenuity.

Kind regards,
Robert.

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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681230
10/10/17 11:50 PM
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This is the first I have heard of this piano, I cannot begin to wonder how much work went into it. I will do my research in it!


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Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681270
10/11/17 08:56 AM
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Looking at the key levers in the follow-on youtube offerings, I see they are at least 70cm long and 5-7cm deep with aluminium reinforcements at the bottom and top of the lever. With all that mass the moment of inertia (second moment to be accurate) must be pretty substantial so playing anything with fast repeats must surely be somewhat limited.

I suspect I'll have to buy my ticket to Dunedin to find out (last there March 2013 for the cricket ...)


The English may not like music much, but they love the sound it makes ... Beecham
Re: 5.7m grand [Re: David Farley] #2681523
10/12/17 11:57 AM
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I did some math, and realized that if carbon fiber was used for the key shanks then you could have all the benefits of a long key while still having a very light action.


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