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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723354
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It is so hard to not play it (kids are sleeping). Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.
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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723360
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All minor issues most likely and easily fixed. Congrats!

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723364
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Originally Posted by Carey
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I once moved my vertical piano away from the wall and was surprised at how much better is sounded. Of course, the ability to put a vertical up against a wall is why most people buy them.

And they are pretty much designed for that purpose - otherwise the rear of the piano would have a nicer looking backside than exposed wood support beams and the soundboard.


Too true, but one has to wonder. The pianos sound exponentially better when in the center of a room. If you think of the room between the soundboard and the floor and I grand, and move it away from the wall that far you will like the sound I am sure. I take the front panels off as well and it sounds amazing. (In my completely subjective and individual environment of course. ;))

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723373
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Wow, the piano looks beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: Issadore] #2723379
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Originally Posted by Issadore
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Originally Posted by Roy123
I once moved my vertical piano away from the wall and was surprised at how much better is sounded. Of course, the ability to put a vertical up against a wall is why most people buy them.

And they are pretty much designed for that purpose - otherwise the rear of the piano would have a nicer looking backside than exposed wood support beams and the soundboard.


Too true, but one has to wonder. The pianos sound exponentially better when in the center of a room. If you think of the room between the soundboard and the floor and I grand, and move it away from the wall that far you will like the sound I am sure. I take the front panels off as well and it sounds amazing. (In my completely subjective and individual environment of course. ;))
I bet it really does sound amazing. thumb


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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: Osho] #2723382
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Originally Posted by Osho
Wow, the piano looks beautiful!!! Congratulations!!

Osho


I agree. I wouldn't leave the lid open all the time, however.

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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723413
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Looks beautiful! Congratulations on your new piano, hopefully the teething issues you have identified will be easily fixed. Wishing you and your family many happy years of music making!

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: BruceD] #2723455
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Originally Posted by BruceD

I agree. I wouldn't leave the lid open all the time, however.

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Bruce, I see dust being an issue and kids hands, but is there another reason I should know for not leaving it open? Just trying to learn here. Thanks

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723457
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I agree that opening the lid on an upright piano will yield more sound and subtle nuances. But I rarely ever open the lid on my Kawai upright. For one, it is located in part of our living room, and has a brass music-desk lamp on top of the piano, along with some pictures and nick-knacks my wife insists on putting on top of the piano. So, I would have to move some stuff off the lid to open it.

Oh yea, the Kawai upright also has a little wood prop specifically for propping the lid open. So, it can be left open on the prop, if desired. It just depends on personal preference.

I keep the lid closed on my Yamaha C7, with fly-lid folded back, most all the time; I do raise the lid occasionally when I play it. There is never any kind of nick-knack or object on the lid of my grand pianos, ever. I keep the lid raised on my Baldwin R all the time.

It's all just a matter of preference. But most uprights I've seen in homes do not have the lid raised/open most of the time.

Just my .02. :-)

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Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723461
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I only open my lid while I'm playing. Otherwise, it's complete closed - fallboard too. I just don't want dust collecting in it. The insides are just too hard to clean.

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2723526
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By keeping it closed you are also minimally protecting the action from rapid humidity and temp changes. Only minimally though. Also dissuades unwanted guests like moths. I open when I play because the high frequencies are quite deadened otherwise. Otherwise it is closed.

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2727995
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Just a follow up. We did a subsequent tune and adjustment. The vibration and mute issues are fixed! Thanks again PW!

Re: Where to put my Piano! (yamaha u3) [Re: YATT] #2728010
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Also, for reducing floor vibrations you can try these! Hope you are enjoying the new piano.
http://www.pianoforteservice.com/piano-noise-reduction/

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