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Re: Please somebody start a controversy
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
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Liberace was the greatest pianist ever.


Well at least he was the most incredibly dressed until Elton John.

My aunt used to admire his rings .......


I've not heard his rings. Are they on his iPhone? What do they sound like?

Cheers!


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Re: Please somebody start a controversy
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Originally Posted by Rickster
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There have been times on PW when I would post a comment in a thread and it would seem to kill the read... not sure why. I always thought what I had to say was pretty interesting, but I guess not. smile

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I think I've killed more threads than you have, so there!

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Re: Please somebody start a controversy
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I am so glad I have an Estonia to play and don't have to participate in this silliness. (Oh mygod, what did I just do....!)


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Originally Posted by ChatNoir
I am so glad I have an Estonia to play and don't have to participate in this silliness. (Oh mygod, what did I just do....!)


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Re: Please somebody start a controversy
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I've got 92 keys on my Bosie. I'll lend you a couple of them, so we both have 90.


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Bosie is Quality Scottish Knitwear. Bösendorfer is a piano.


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Re: Please somebody start a controversy
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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
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Originally Posted by rwsavory
Liberace was the greatest pianist ever.


Well at least he was the most incredibly dressed until Elton John.

My aunt used to admire his rings .......


More than Wagner's ring? grin

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Originally Posted by astrotoy
I've got 92 keys on my Bosie. I'll lend you a couple of them, so we both have 90.

Thanks ,I will just have one, just so I can have 89 !

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Originally Posted by Furtwangler
I think Steinways are underpriced. By a lot.

That’s why they’re such a good investment. thumb



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Originally Posted by BruceD
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There have been times on PW when I would post a comment in a thread and it would seem to kill the read... not sure why. I always thought what I had to say was pretty interesting, but I guess not. smile

Rick


I think I've killed more threads than you have, so there!

(No) Cheers!

Oh, man! I always thought I was the thread killer! grin ha



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Originally Posted by Furtwangler
Why are there 88 keys anyway? Who needs 88 keys?

I think the government should pass some sort of regulation limiting the number of keys.



To me it’s just another example of corporate greed


I agree.

1887 Steinway B, 85 keys. There you go.

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At a current MSRP of $40,800.00 the Steinway upright K-52 in ebony finish may be the most overestimated piano available, or how about the walnut model at $47,600.00.
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Originally Posted by Rickster
Originally Posted by Jack Moody
Does anyone else think it's odd that there aren't more posts on here?

I thought that a lot of people would be on here.

Yea, I've noticed that here on the Piano Forum lately as well. Not as much activity and posting as in the past. Not sure why.

Of course, this thread seems to be generating a little humorous activity. smile

There have been times on PW when I would post a comment in a thread and it would seem to kill the read... not sure why. I always thought what I had to say was pretty interesting, but I guess not. smile

Rick


Hey Rick,

We went outside yesterday for a walk. Families were riding bikes and walking everywhere I looked. Maybe people are tired of too much internet. People are doing things they don't normally do.

Hopefully some good things will come from this.

I taught myself to tune pianos about 8 months ago & I'd be glad to help others. I was surprised how simple it was. If people on here are so bored, order a tuning hammer and finally learn to tune your own instrument! Coming from other instruments, it's just amazes me how pianists know so little about their pianos. Take this opportunity to learn something new.


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Originally Posted by Furtwangler
Why are there 88 keys anyway? Who needs 88 keys?

I think the government should pass some sort of regulation limiting the number of keys.



To me it’s just another example of corporate greed


88 ain’t even enough. All pianos should have 92 keys and at least 5 pedals. 2 of which the pianist can determine what function they serve. That might finally conquer my “pedal anxiety”. wink


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Oh I know......

I’m thinking of starting to do my own tuning on my piano. And voicing. And regulation. I can just use a couple of phone apps and repurpose some tools in the garage to use on the tuning pins!


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does all the toilet paper stored under your Grand Piano muffle the sound any?

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Is there anyone on this thread dumb enough to think that using a shoulder rest actually improves their sound?

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I don’t know I’m probably dumb enough to believe just about anything. I hope that answers your question


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Originally Posted by j&j
Oh I know......

I’m thinking of starting to do my own tuning on my piano. And voicing. And regulation. I can just use a couple of phone apps and repurpose some tools in the garage to use on the tuning pins!



This sounds great, but dont use standard sockets. Even a 12 pt wont fit a square. Craftsman makes a star shaped socket that will fit multiple shapes, including square.

You can get a cheap piano wrench for $10 on Amazon. It will have a short handle with less leverage, but it will come with the silencing wedges you need. That's how I started.

If you want to really get ghetto, I have heard that you can fit the square side of a 1/4" drive socket. There are lots of way to improvise a handle. That sounds like the act of a mad man to me though.

Just be sure to make tiny movements on the pins and put your wrench on the right pin as you tune!

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Mine is longer :-P

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