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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: AZNpiano] #2761500 08/28/18 08:36 AM
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I am fairly tall and my knee didn't fit comfortable under the piano.(Price is also an issue)

That's an easy problem to solve: Elevate the piano! A cheap solution is to use wood blocks or pieces of old carpet.


Don't you get a steep angle in your foot reaching the pedals?


Been doing some more shopping, brain is oversaturated might have to take a break for a bit.

Seriously thinking about getting a new U1 or K400 use that for a couple of years. I think this might be a better choice for my 2 boys who just started playing.

I really like the sound and action on both of these piano's. Then I will use the 100% trade in option while searching for the piano I really want.

My wife seemed disappointment with this decision. While she doesn't play, she said it would be very cool to have a grand piano in the house.

This would take care of one room less decorating for her. (I couldn't believe my ears when she said that)


When you play, never mind who listens to you. R.Schumann.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2761512 08/28/18 10:05 AM
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I like the grand piano style music desk and fall board on the Kawai. Both are nice pianos.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2761526 08/28/18 11:25 AM
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I found my piano on pianomart.com
Lots of listings in CA

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2762081 08/30/18 11:18 PM
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Homing in on a new K-500, is this a worthy competitor in my $9500 budget. Or should I keep searching for a smaller grand?


I love the Kawai action and sound!


So many choices. Let me know what you guys think please.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2762600 09/01/18 09:06 PM
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Played a Baldwin B252 today. I did like it. Does Baldwin still make quality piano's?


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2763859 09/06/18 09:16 PM
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If you guys had to choose between a 15 year old kawai rx-1(good condition) or a new Kawai K-500 vertical what would u pick?


When you play, never mind who listens to you. R.Schumann.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2763864 09/06/18 09:52 PM
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Learux, I would play them both and think about which I prefer. Most people prefer grands for the better action, but the bass strings are longer and the tone is more balanced in the K-500.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764511 09/10/18 11:12 AM
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I played a K-5 at my lessons and always enjoyed it a lot. What people have said about Kim's in OC is true. It's a great store and Benjamin Kim is genuine. It's worth checking out. And you might want to stop by Kasimoff's in Larchmont. Mrs. Kasimoff is an original. They might have something used for you there.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764520 09/10/18 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Learux
Homing in on a new K-500, is this a worthy competitor in my $9500 budget. Or should I keep searching for a smaller grand?

I just went through this, after I narrowed my search down to Kawai, I went to the local shop and played a K-500 and then played a GL-10. Over and over until I think I drove them nuts. In the end I bought the GL-10 because I at least imagined the action felt better, but felt the K-500 had a better/bigger sound. In theory they both have the same action, at least it has the same name. It could be just that particular piano, but I preferred the GL action. I paid $9500, not sure if that's a great price but it seemed reasonable to me, so that's just in your budget depending on if you have sales tax wherever you live.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764529 09/10/18 12:49 PM
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Tx mark, very helpful. I am driving myself nuts over this. I might have to take a fortnight away from piano shopping.


When you play, never mind who listens to you. R.Schumann.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764942 09/12/18 09:40 AM
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Quick update. Went to Pierre's what a nice man he is. Didn't have anything in my price range. There was a nice Steinway Model M that I possibly could swing. How is the tuning stability of these piano's?

Don't want to get a guy out every 3 month to come tune my piano.


It is ridiculous I am even considering this. I am not nearly enough of a pianist for a piano of that caliber. But I would never need another piano and it will look pretty ncie in the house.


When you play, never mind who listens to you. R.Schumann.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764944 09/12/18 10:11 AM
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Get the best piano you can reasonably afford. You will grow into it’s capabilities and you won’t be hampered by an inferior instrument. Also, if it is particularly nice it may inspire you to practice more which is always a good thing.


It’s never too late to be what you might have been. -George Eliot
Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765024 09/12/18 03:53 PM
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the pianos in my life that pushed me into putting in more time playing could be described as 'easy players'. not necessarily really lush sounding (those tend to be in the premium price tiers) but responsive to touch in terms of tone colours, and really comfortable action. the first for me, which hooked me into playing much more, was an inexpensive 63 in. yamaha grand. the smaller grands are truly not created equal, even the same exact model by the same manufacturer, set up a bit differently or made a few years apart, will vary noticeably. in terms of used pianos, the differences get magnified with how differently users maintain them and play them. was in a dealer's show room recently and the piano that spoke 'easy player' to me was a restored early 20th century steinway upright, probably played a cared for a bit post restoration.

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765733 09/15/18 05:41 PM
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Got my piano, purchased a Schimmel SP182 T. Was a little more then I wanted to spend but I now have 6 feet of German quality instrument.

The sound was just amazing. Action not to light or heavy. The second I sat down I knew it was my piano.

I will post some pics when I have it in my house on Friday.

Thanks for all your help guys.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765745 09/15/18 06:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Learux
Got my piano, purchased a Schimmel SP182 T. Was a little more then I wanted to spend but I now have 6 feet of German quality instrument.

The sound was just amazing. Action not to light or heavy. The second I sat down I knew it was my piano.

I will post some pics when I have it in my house on Friday.

Thanks for all your help guys.


Many congrats! Your hardwork paid off in your finding YOUR ❤️ Piano
Please do post pictures

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765750 09/15/18 07:08 PM
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Can't find how to edit it is from 2002.


When you play, never mind who listens to you. R.Schumann.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765754 09/15/18 07:22 PM
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Great and congratulations on your new piano!!



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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765791 09/16/18 12:00 AM
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Schimmels are high quality pianos ! Congrats on your choice.


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765956 09/16/18 09:08 PM
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Congratulations and yes we like pictures!


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766489 09/19/18 03:14 PM
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Sounds like a wonderful piano .I am late to congratulate ! I hope you and your family have much joy from the instrument.

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