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How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? #2862090
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Just a montage of recent topics! grin ha



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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862092
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The # of angels dancing on a pin divided by the number of keys on a Bösendorfer Imperial? 😁


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862095
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Too many, LOL.


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: j&j] #2862106
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Originally Posted by j&j
The # of angels dancing on a pin divided by the number of keys on a Bösendorfer Imperial? 😁

It depends on little green men playing them in the elevator?

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862121
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Depends on how long it is before the shredder breaks! (Just kidding! I appreciate anyone who gets a piano, especially when it is a financial strain.)


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862124
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Do they have to be tuned up?

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Zaphod] #2862127
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Originally Posted by Zaphod
Do they have to be tuned up?

Who the spinets or the little green men ?

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862154
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The spinets need to be reconditioned and the little green men need to be refurbished !

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862160
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Would "Going up" count as a pitch raise?


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Zaphod] #2862162
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Originally Posted by Zaphod
Do they have to be tuned up?

To each other? Or just in general?



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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: malkin] #2862163
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Originally Posted by malkin
Would "Going up" count as a pitch raise?

grin ha

If they passed your floor, would the doppler effect be perceptible? wink



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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Lady Bird] #2862164
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
The spinets need to be reconditioned and the little green men need to be refurbished !

I wanted to add something about condition, but there's a limit to the length of the subject line!



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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: j&j] #2862175
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Originally Posted by j&j
The # of angels dancing on a pin divided by the number of keys on a Bösendorfer Imperial? 😁

I have just been told that the Bosendorfer spinets are all cracked and the little green men have lost their tuning forks ! Shsssss do not tell piano buyer !

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862184
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All of them (there are no remaining old white spinets)?


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: wouter79] #2862187
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Originally Posted by wouter79
All of them (there are no remaining old white spinets)?

Well there is a theory (RPT ) that it is the little green men who are cracked because the spinets stole thier tuning forks (and whatnot? )

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862196
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This also ties in with the thread about whether a floor will support a piano.

I regularly use a lift at a Shopping Centre, generally 2 or 3 people with shopping trolleys only - but this lift has a sign which says that the capacity is a ridiculous number of people - then give a Kilogram level. We've had some random conversations about the average weight of a person in the lift - less than my weight and I'm about average (I think it works out at 68kg/person - which I'd like to be down to again - that's what I was when I was 17 yrs old).

Back to pianos. I guess, could we guess that a spinet is the weight of about 1½-2 people. My suspicion is that floor area will be the restricting factor.

White - yes, could make a difference - maybe would need a "specialist white piano removalist" to endure that number of white pianos.


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Originally Posted by Retsacnal
Just a montage of recent topics! grin ha

Too many grin


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Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862309
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One at a time in the beginning, but once you get them up to the roof and throw them off, you can squash more of them into a smaller space.

Re: How Many Old White Spinets Can Fit in an Elevator? [Re: Retsacnal] #2862324
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Really guys! If you owned a spinet piano, would you appreciate these disparaging comments about the piano you own? Of course you wouldn't! We have runoff many spinet owners here because of this kind of an condescending attitude. You may be amused, but if you owned one, and loved learning to play, you would be disheartened.

Please think about it.

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Sorry, dogperson, I didn't start the thread to make fun of spinets--and hope no one is taking it that way--just to gin up a silly topic, in a "delivered by clowns in white Volkswagons" sort of way.

In fact, I've been considering getting an upright for a small "parlor" room at the front of the house, and have even considered a spinet.



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