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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764942
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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.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2764944
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Can't find how to edit it is from 2002.

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765754
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Great and congratulations on your new piano!!

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765791
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Schimmels are high quality pianos ! Congrats on your choice.

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2765956
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Congratulations and yes we like pictures!


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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766489
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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.

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766494
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You didn't mention where you found it. I'm curious who got the sale.

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766540
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My apologies, I did not include that.

Last Saturday I went by Knauer pianos in Tarzana. I had been there a few times before The Schimmel sat there the whole time. I didn't bother looking at it since it was quite a bit out of my price range.

After the third note I knew this was my piano. I play only classical music. The piano sounded just perfect, the action was responsive and not super light.

It took me about 6 weeks of orientating and 4 weeks after that to find my piano.

It will be in my house on Friday. I will post some pictures.

Once again, thank you all for your help and input. It was an amazing experience. But I am glad it is over.


Mine is similar to the one played in this video. just a few years newer. Amazing rich sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1aLkpg-TU8

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Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766642
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Originally Posted by Learux
The second I sat down I knew it was my piano.


Wonderful!
Wishing you many years of joy from your beautiful Schimmel

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766695
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thanks for sharing your experiences. most of us do not go through a 'new' piano quest that often, and it offers the opportunity to learn more about pianos we normally wouldn't get to see and play, whether we can afford them or not. best wishes on your many musical journeys ahead.

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766968
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I would avoid a grand just because they look great .On the other hand I had a Kawai grand. Got it new years and years ago .It must have been about 48 years old when I traded it in for a very good digital. Although it's strings became rusted it's tone was still great but the very high notes had lost power .It needed lots of work which I believe it's had .I am glad it's still being used!

Re: New piano, Los Angeles area [Re: Learux] #2766972
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Pease avoid my last post forgot that this story had a happy ending. Did not turn the page .Regards. Congratulations again !

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