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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666784
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Did he give any kind of warranty? If not for mechanics then at least guarantee it will hold tune for a reasonable amount of time. If it does then hope you enjoy it.




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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666793
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That means you should only play Mel Torme songs.


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666801
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Originally Posted by Miguel Rey
Did he give any kind of warranty? If not for mechanics then at least guarantee it will hold tune for a reasonable amount of time. If it does then hope you enjoy it.

DeadPoets said s/he bought it from a piano teacher/private seller. I doubt it has any kind of warranty. Usually, private sales are as is where is. If the previous owner was a piano teacher, and the piano was played regularly, I would think it would hold a tuning for a reasonable period of time.

And, even it if doesn't, DP liked the piano and bought it on the spot, for better or worse. Based on his/her comments, it seems for the better.

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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666805
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Originally Posted by DeadPoets
The piano was fantastic. I was blown away by the sound of this thing given its age.

The action was exactly what I was looking for. Quick response, super light action.

I took comfort in knowing it came from a piano teacher, and was well taken care of and played on a regular basis.

Paid 700 for it (she was asking 1000). If I overpaid for it then so be it.




It's great that you knew exactly what you were looking for and found it. Enjoy it!

Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666814
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Appreciate all the comments.

That sucker will be in my house on Wednesday smile

I'm so relieved to be done with the piano shopping (Craigslist, used dealers, etc).

The best company I dealt with was Houston Piano Company. They know their stuff and are very customer friendly.

Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2666831
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Congratulations.


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2667390
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Ya did well smile It's not a lot to pay for something that you're happy with.

Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: S. Phillips] #2667531
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Originally Posted by S. Phillips
It's a money pit on casters.
I hope your new piano works out well for you and you can enjoy much playing!

The quotable quote is priceless, however. Sally, the "money pit on castors" is entering my permanent piano lexicon, right alongside the definition for "TLC."

T.L.C. = Tons and Loads of Cash


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2667578
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Originally Posted by musicpassion
I hope your new piano works out well for you and you can enjoy much playing!

The quotable quote is priceless, however. Sally, the "money pit on castors" is entering my permanent piano lexicon, right alongside the definition for "TLC."

T.L.C. = Tons and Loads of Cash

Well, TLC could also mean "That Ludicrous Conundrum". smile

These acronyms kind of remind me of the old Jimmie Rogers song "T for Texas, T for Tennessee, T for Texas, T for Tennessee, T for Thelma, the gal who made a wreck out of me". grin

Sorry, I like the really old country tunes...

Rick


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: musicpassion] #2667639
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Originally Posted by musicpassion
Sally, the "money pit on castors" is entering my permanent piano lexicon, right alongside the definition for "TLC."

T.L.C. = Tons and Loads of Cash

In my neck of the woods (a Kiwi term, I believe, not that I'm a Kiwi, nor even a kiwi), TLC stands for Tender Loving Care.

Which is applicable to all venerable pianos thumb.


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2748625
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I'm wondering how the original poster is liking his piano these days? Now that I've met Sally and know her level of expertise (think Stratopheric), I'm curious how this has worked out....


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: mivaldes] #2748656
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Love the piano. Play about 3 hours a day on it smile

It’s perfect for what I needed, but probably wouldn’t be “up to standards” for a lot of musicians.

You never truly understand how much of a difference there is between an acoustic piano and keyboard (from a touch perspective) until you actually own an acoustic piano and play it regularly. I don’t think I could play a keyboard now if I tried.

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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2748658
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Long ago I rebuilt a 5' 10" Schumann grand that was very well built. Most of the Schumann grands were little 5' or so piano terrible's.

I put a new soundboard, pin-block, bridges, re- scaled strings and rebuilt the action and refinished the lovely mahogany case. A piano teacher bought the piano. It played and sounded quite lovely. It sounded quite velvety if I recall.

If you got that piano for $700 and it is still in good shape, you got a great deal. The damper pedal had some damage to the pivot system that I never felt confident about, I intended to acquire new pedals for the lyre but the teacher moved away.


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: DeadPoets] #2748698
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How well does it hold a tuning? What would not be "up to standards"? Truly just curious. Thanks!


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Re: "It has a velvet sound" [Re: mivaldes] #2748703
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It holds a tuning well for a piano that age – needs one every 9-12 months or so.

It has a few keys that are slightly out of tune and I’m assuming have no chance of being fixed without paying a lot of $. The Piano itself is a bit bright. Aesthetically it’s in poor shape, but I didn’t care how it looked, just how it played.

It’s certainly not my dream Piano – one day I would like to get something better. But for what I needed to begin playing, and to allow me to play for hours on end, it’s perfect. The touch is light and quick. I had the action regulated, and the Piano cleaned up a bit after purchasing. The technician and uses great, and has worked on a lot of old Pianos similar to mine. You know exactly what was needed and the upgrades were well worth it.

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