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Bluthner regulated #2868591
07/12/19 02:25 AM
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I don't post many new threads these days.

Today is day 1 of my piano party this year, here in rural Bulgaria. To get ready for the party I wanted everything to be close to spot on, so my technician had taken away the sction of the Bluthner model 1 to replace the felt on the ends of the keysticks- where they lift the dampers. It had become very ragged. When he replaced it he also regulated the action fully. The difference is amazing! I am absolutely delighted and almost overwhelmed at how much better it all sounds.

That is the one on which the recital will be played on Sunday afternoon, so it had to be as good as possibleand I think that has been achieved.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868644
07/12/19 06:42 AM
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Hi Philip,

I wish you wold start MORE threads. I always enjoy them when you do. Please remind me, does your Blüthner have a Patent Action or a modern action?
Either way, new key end felt would necessitate regulation, at least of the back action, and while you are at it, you might as well regulate the entire action.

Since the action is designed to work like a Swiss watch, with many parts working in exact "harmony" with others, a proper regulation will make more responsive, and along with voicing, can really transform an instrument.

Good luck on Sunday. I hope you take many photos and some video and post it here.

Cheers!


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868669
07/12/19 08:27 AM
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Best of Luck with your beautiful Blüthner and your piano party! Please do post pictures.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868677
07/12/19 08:43 AM
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Hi Philip,

Is it too late for me to attend your piano party! smile

Would love to meet you in person and play your Bluthner grand piano! Ah, but, alas, I don't have a passport and have never been out of my country. Guess I'm not well traveled. But it is nice to read about other piano enthusiasts in other countries here on PW.

I am planning on attending another "Piano Buddies" party Sunday week. It's nice to meet and hear other's play and play what little I know for them. smile

A fun time indeed!

Glad you got your Bluthner regulated, serviced and ready to go! (Still wish I could be there:-)

Rick


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868692
07/12/19 09:56 AM
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Rich, you enjoy my posts? Amazing.

Rickster, I will put your name down for the 2020 party. Plenty of time for you to get a passport etc. for that one.

Photos and videos? How little you all know me.


Currently working towards "Twinkle twinkle little star"
Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868695
07/12/19 09:58 AM
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BTW it is a modern action, not the Bluthner patent one. 1932, so before economies were necessary due to the war.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868724
07/12/19 11:21 AM
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I cannot even think where Bulgaria is ? I have spent time in Prague ., I suppose in that direction ?
Enjoy the party !

Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868810
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I sure wish I could attend the party. Waiting to hear updates of the party.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: Lady Bird] #2868814
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
I cannot even think where Bulgaria is ? I have spent time in Prague ., I suppose in that direction ?
Enjoy the party !


Bulgaria is above Greece (just North of Thessaloniki) and below Romania. So from the US it IS in that direction. On the other hand, from Bulgaria, both Philadelphia and Vancouver are in the same direction as well, so that might not help much. wink laugh

Philip, enjoy!


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868817
07/12/19 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
Rich, you enjoy my posts? Amazing.



Absolutely! We have the same sense of humor, I think. I would love to meet you in person someday.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2868819
07/12/19 02:57 PM
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Bulgaria and Romania are completely different nations, each beautiful in their own way!
Hoping you'll get a few of the amazing pianists from your country for your party! thumb
And I always thought you were from China..... grin
Congrats & have a wonderful time!
Norbert

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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: Rich Galassini] #2868840
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by Lady Bird
I cannot even think where Bulgaria is ? I have spent time in Prague ., I suppose in that direction ?
Enjoy the party !


Bulgaria is above Greece (just North of Thessaloniki) and below Romania. So from the US it IS in that direction. On the other hand, from Bulgaria, both Philadelphia and Vancouver are in the same direction as well, so that might not help much. wink laugh

Philip, enjoy!

Thank you,
Just have to find that compass ! Now I know
the mountains are North and the sea is West
Perhaps one day.

Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869003
07/13/19 01:37 PM
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I don't know any connection between Bulgaria and China apart from Philip! Congratulations on the regulation. Have a wonderful party.

Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869139
07/14/19 03:28 AM
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S far so good on the party. Today is the big day.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869160
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Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
S far so good on the party. Today is the big day.


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Keep us posted!


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: Rich Galassini] #2869175
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Originally Posted by Rich Galassini
Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
S far so good on the party. Today is the big day.


thumb

Keep us posted!


Where can we watch the live stream?


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869226
07/14/19 11:00 AM
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Not recorded and broadcast anywhere.


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Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869390
07/15/19 12:48 AM
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During the performance a C Sharp stopped working. (I thought those black bits were just to stop the white ones rubbing together, but apparently they also make a noise if you hit them). Anyway it is all working fine now. I think it was an humidity issue.


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I wonder if a piece in C sharp major or C sharp minor was played ?

Re: Bluthner regulated [Re: PhilipInChina] #2869395
07/15/19 02:11 AM
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C sharp minor. Didn't you see the programme notes?


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