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"Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. #2764138
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What do you think about the sound:))?



I have such a baby-ground now. Sometimes think to sell it and buy digital like Roland HP605 or Kawai CA78 and have only one instrument at home. Or not to sell it and buy compact digital Roland FP90 (just to practice at night or early in the morning) and have two instrunents at home, What would you choose?

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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2764140
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If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.

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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2764142
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Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.


It's not my piano on the video, but I have the same model. I bought it recently and it needs some tuning and work to be done, but is in good condition, in general. Built in 1980.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2764144
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Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.


It's not my piano on the video, but I have the same model. I bought it recently and it needs some tuning and work to be done, but is in good condition, in general. Built in 1980.


From a musical standpoint, I would keep the acoustic and add a digital. To be of benefit, however, the acoustic would need to have the work done and tuned. Now it becomes a financial consideration, as well. If you can’t afford to do the work in the acoustic , you should sell it.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: dogperson] #2764165
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Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.
I'm confused. The piano in the OP's youtube channel (Scriabin piece- 1889) is a Kawai digital - not an acoustic.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: Carey] #2764168
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Originally Posted by Carey
Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.
I'm confused. The piano in the OP's youtube channel (Scriabin piece- 1889) is a Kawai digital - not an acoustic.


Oops


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: dogperson] #2764169
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Originally Posted by dogperson
Originally Posted by Carey
Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.
I'm confused. The piano in the OP's youtube channel (Scriabin piece- 1889) is a Kawai digital - not an acoustic.
Oops
I think the OP thought you were referring to the acoustic piano being played in the video he posted above (from another youtube channel)...and that he has one like it at home (circa 1980). The Hunt for Red October continues...…. smile


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: Carey] #2764172
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Originally Posted by Carey
Originally Posted by dogperson
Originally Posted by Carey
Originally Posted by dogperson
If your piano is the same on your YouTube channel, Scriabin piece, I would personally keep it and add the digital.
I'm confused. The piano in the OP's youtube channel (Scriabin piece- 1889) is a Kawai digital - not an acoustic.
Oops
I think the OP thought you were referring to the acoustic piano being played in the video he posted above (from another youtube channel)...and that he has one like it at home (circa 1980). The Hunt for Red October continues...…. smile


I’m sure the OP did. It doesn’t change my response: fix the acoustic or sell it.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2764199
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I'd wonder about parts availability for anything of soviet origin. Sure, Renner could make a stack for it, but would that be worth doing?


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2764295
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Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
What do you think about the sound:))?


I have only actually seen one Red October, but one of my technicians lived in the USSR and worked on Red October pianos regularly before relocating to the USA. His opinion is that they were one of the best bad pianos that were made there.

Good luck in your choice.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: Rich Galassini] #2764327
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
What do you think about the sound:))?


I have only actually seen one Red October, but one of my technicians lived in the USSR and worked on Red October pianos regularly before relocating to the USA. His opinion is that they were one of the best bad pianos that were made there.

Good luck in your choice.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: Rich Galassini] #2764328
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I also remeber words of one used pianos store owner from Moscow. Hi said "No soviet upright is worth a single rouble. Red October baby-grand in good condition is woth 2000 - 2500 $". To compare - for used baby-grand Petroff (not the highest level pinaos, though very good) he asks six times more money.


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Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: PianoStartsAt33] #2765676
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The фортепья́но sounds very good - dare say I bit Petrovian. I would keep it, especially for the very cool brand name.

Re: "Red October" soviet baby-grand in Lenin's birthday. [Re: Rich Galassini] #2765835
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by PianoStartsAt33
What do you think about the sound:))?

His opinion is that they were one of the best bad pianos that were made there.

Is it "Red October" soviet baby-grand bad ?


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