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Got the piano moved!
#2911864 11/14/19 11:06 AM
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Well, the piano guys came today. I still haven't decided what to do about some of the bookshelves in the room, but I think I like the placement better. (I hope I do, Mr. SK will have a fit if I tell him I want to pay another $150 to have it moved again! whome

They ended up taking off one leg and putting the piano onto their dolly (so the piano is tipped up onto its side) and then rolling the dolly off the rug so we could rotate the rug, then getting the piano into the new spot (again, using the dolly) and then putting the piano back upright and reattaching the leg. These guys are super good at what they do, you can see that they do everything in very specific ways to avoid damaging the piano, the rug, the walls, or themselves. Oh, so I should add, this time I watched the whole thing. When I first got the piano, I couldn't watch, I was terrified of anything going wrong. :P

Anyway, I still need to think about where I want the various bookshelves and small furniture items in the room, but here are some photos I snapped before coming into work:

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P.S. Just in case: yes, the vent under the piano is completely closed, yes I know to be carefully about the window. The window on the short wall doesn't get any direct sun in the winter and gets only a little sliver at the end of the day in summer, so we will make sure the blinds and curtains are closed then. The big window faces kind of north-northeast, but there's a porch there (i.e. the window is under a roof) so there's never any sun coming in from that window either.


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Looks great! Having professional movers do the job was worth it, imo. There's a lot that could go awry with a job like that if you were winging it on your own.

How are the acoustics in the room with the new position? Do you usually play with the lid at half-stick?


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Looks great, ShiroKuro!

Hope you like this set up better, and it works out better for your future piano parties! smile

All the best!

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I like it better, Also I think the sound projection should be better this way.


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No question, that was $150 well spent. Enjoy!

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Really looks nice. Hope you enjoy the new setup.



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I much prefer the new arrangement and I am glad that you had professionals do the move. This looks much more appropriate for small recitals, too, as far as the position of the pianist and the seating of the audience are concerned.

Enjoy!

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Beautiful piano and room! Really like the room accents - the horned dragon and the temple sculpture.


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Thanks everyone!

Stubbie, I do usually play on the short stick. But I took some photos with it all the way up, see below smile Sure looks purdy that way!

Rick and Bruce, yes this will work so much better for mini recitals!! I have a few planned already, and my violin friend is coming over this weekend so we can practice our pieces. Now that it's all re-arranged, I am super excited about all that!! And I just love how it looks when I'm sitting there playing, and also how it feels to sit in the room when not playing. It will be so much easier to arrange to make room for more seating too. Yay!!

Thank you Tyrone! The horned dragon is a "bull demon" from Mr. SK's hometown, and the temple is actually a Japanese castle (modeled after a real place) that Mr. SK made out of cereal boxes!

I got a great suggestion to move the bookshelf to fill up the empty space in the back corner. I did and I think it looks even better now! Also doing that means I now have access to my piano shelf while practicing, and my two chairs are now sitting facing each other, which I love!

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Also, OMG I almost forgot the most important part!!!!!

The piano sounds amazing!!! I figured it would sound a little better with the lid open to the long part of the room (and also with the door to the hallway etc) but wow, I was not expecting what a huge difference it makes!! The bass sounds so much richer! It sounds better across the keyboard really. Wow!! I am so glad I did this!


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I love it, very lovely music room! 😍😍😍


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Very nice ShiroKuro


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Ooh, the bookcase in the corner is a great idea. I have one within reach when I sit at my piano and it's great! So handy.


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Same here, just a quick swing to the left and all my books within reach!


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Now that is nice.

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It looks like a wonderful place for cozy family music evenings! You did everything perfectly!

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Thanks y'all! I am so, so happy with it like this!!!!


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Looks wonderful - is that the piano you played in the ABF recital? Sounds great!

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ShiroKuro,

Nice work. I'm glad you hired the pros. 👍

Now just a wee bit of advice (unless you already know this) is to always keep the lid in the fully down position when not in use. The reason for this is that if left up 24/7 (and ESPECIALLY on the short stick) you will end with a warped lid. And if it warps enough you will have trouble closing it. I have seen grands that will not close due to this.

When it's time play, open it up. When done, close it. As I said, if you already know this...great, but for the benefit of any who wonder whether they should leave their lid up or down, the above is my advice.

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Originally Posted by Sam S
Looks wonderful - is that the piano you played in the ABF recital? Sounds great!


Sam, thank you!! Yes this is the piano in my recital submission, thought that was recording before the piano was moved into this position. I wonder if this new position will be noticeable the next time I record. Hmmm

Peter, I *always* close the lid and fallboard when I'm not playing, though I do that to keep dust out of the piano and just for protection in general. I hadn't thought about the warping, yikes!

Here's a question: the seller had the original felt keybaord cover, the one you can put between the keyboard and the fallboard, but he had it inside the original bench, which I don't use, so I forgot that it was even there!

Is there a reason to use that felt cover when closing the fallboard?


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Originally Posted by ShiroKuro
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Here's a question: the seller had the original felt keybaord cover, the one you can put between the keyboard and the fallboard, but he had it inside the original bench, which I don't use, so I forgot that it was even there!

Is there a reason to use that felt cover when closing the fallboard?


My take on that is it's either the fallboard or the keycover, not necessarily both.

My further take is that a closed fallboard always makes the piano look as though its message is either a) "Nobody loves me!" or b) "Do NOT touch me!" I always leave my fallboard open; the piano is always welcoming.

If I were pressed to choose one or the other, I would definitely use the keyboard cover, leaving the fallboard open. But, as they say, YMMV.

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