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Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" #2813364
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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813421
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That's a new one to me.


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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813456
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It was a smaller Danish brand, active from 1899 to the 1970s. Actually, the name is spelled "Louis Zwicki". I have only known one instrument of theirs; a baby grand played by my aunt. Unfortunately, it was not kept in good condition, and I never played it, nor liked it, much.


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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813573
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Well, I'm not an engineer, but have worked in a highly technical field most of my working career. I see a design than could create a LOT of resistance and stress on the strings when tuning. Way more than a typical, generic upright piano.

Of course, they deserve an A for effort to be different/creative.

It would certainly be more comfortable to tune, as a grand piano is much more comfortable to tune than an upright with horizontal pins. But it would be twice the resistance (it seems to me) on the non-speaking section of strings than a typical upright.

Just my .02.

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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: QuasiUnaFantasia] #2813963
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Originally Posted by QuasiUnaFantasia
It was a smaller Danish brand, active from 1899 to the 1970s. Actually, the name is spelled "Louis Zwicki". I have only known one instrument of theirs; a baby grand played by my aunt. Unfortunately, it was not kept in good condition, and I never played it, nor liked it, much.

thanks, QuasiUnaFantasia
yes but it's not grand piano. it's upright piano, I'm think. An action is upright piano here.
I'm think that name "Louis Zwicki" is polish soning according. But it's Danish brand.
It's piano (video) very dificalty to service. A tuner must be very accurating when he (she) drives a handle of a hammer because has not simple agraffs and metal bars.

Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813966
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Originally Posted by Maximillyan

I'm think that name "Louis Zwicki" is polish soning according. But it's Danish brand.


The name also sounds Polish to my Danish ears. Presumably the founder came from Poland and settled in Denmark; his sons, who took over the company, had quite ordinary Danish first names.


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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Rickster] #2813977
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Well, I'm not an engineer, but have worked in a highly technical field most of my working career. I see a design than could create a LOT of resistance and stress on the strings when tuning. Way more than a typical, generic upright piano.

Of course, they deserve an A for effort to be different/creative.

It would certainly be more comfortable to tune, as a grand piano is much more comfortable to tune than an upright with horizontal pins. But it would be twice the resistance (it seems to me) on the non-speaking section of strings than a typical upright.

Just my .02.

Rick

hi, Rick

I agree with your every word
I doubt, however, that the creators of this "hybrid upright piano" did not understand that it would be more difficult to tune it than an ordinary piano. There is always the likelihood of breaking the strings, because so it since under highly resistance the friction of the string with the frame occurs at 2 points. can be tuned only by technique (9-12),


since this is not a grand piano. Only for left-handed tuners it is comfortable.
In fact, this is a design of an inverted grand piano, where the front part of iron frame has an extra stair.
regards, Max

Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: NobleHouse] #2813980
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
That's a new one to me.

thanks, =NobleHouse
regards, Max

Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813988
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Originally Posted by Maximillyan
Originally Posted by NobleHouse
That's a new one to me.

thanks, =NobleHouse
regards, Max

I will say that I enjoy all of your posts.


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Re: Upright piano "LOUIS ZWICKY" [Re: Maximillyan] #2813991
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Originally Posted by NobleHouse
I will say that I enjoy all of your posts.

So do I... smile

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