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Of course brands are what we truly care about ! 🤪

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Originally Posted by Lady Bird
Of course brands are what we truly care about ! 🤪

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Forget the label and go play them. Choose the one that feels and sounds right to you. Then figure out how to pay for it.

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Originally Posted by brdwyguy
THANK YOU Hakki!

Geez people stop trying to analyze so much
USE YOUR IMAGINATION - you did all your testing (hypothetically)
and you liked both pianos the same - they both FELT and SOUNDED, like the one!

So which would you choose on what you know about the pianos?
(You already did your test drives, numerous times and you are down to these two)
No Finances, No Space involved

STOP Analyzing and play the game.
I have to say, sometimes it's really difficult to even get a 'simple straight answer' out of individuals on the forum. smile
that can be very disconcerting & confusing for people who are searching for reliable info, even as simple as it is.


Sonata, this comment was not geared to you! wink

So basically you are asking us to pick something based on no knowledge but on our general perceptions and prejudices, sort of an estimation of the effectiveness of the various companies marketing strategies dressed up as a game? Not a game I want to play really.

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Originally Posted by brdwyguy
THANK YOU Hakki!

Geez people stop trying to analyze so much
USE YOUR IMAGINATION - you did all your testing (hypothetically)
and you liked both pianos the same - they both FELT and SOUNDED, like the one!

So which would you choose on what you know about the pianos?
(You already did your test drives, numerous times and you are down to these two)
No Finances, No Space involved

STOP Analyzing and play the game.
I have to say, sometimes it's really difficult to even get a 'simple straight answer' out of individuals on the forum. smile
that can be very disconcerting & confusing for people who are searching for reliable info, even as simple as it is.


Sonata, this comment was not geared to you! wink

So basically you are asking us to pick something based on no knowledge but on our general perceptions and prejudices, sort of an estimation of the effectiveness of the various companies marketing strategies dressed up as a game? Not a game I want to play really.
That is exactly why I skipped #1-5; my decisions would have been purely 100% bias and prejudice, for sure.


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Originally Posted by brdwyguy
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Please REMOVE this thread for me
It seems many people have missed the point
and are trying to make more of it, than I intended
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You will need to PM them (the admins in charge of this area are listed on the Forums page). I once wanted a thread removed and asked in-thread, but it sat for years. As soon as I PM'd them, it was gone in minutes.


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I would love any of those pianos. They're all magnificent instruments.

The following fascinating article could be helpful in selecting a top tier instrument. Written by piano technicians comparing what type of music each piano is best for playing and how easy they are to service etc.
Technicians Speak About the High-End Pianos


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Most of the pairings I don't have an opinion on, but I would surely pick the Mason & Hamlins over the Steinways, and for one specific reason: I have heard enough recordings done on Steinways to last me several lifetimes, whereas M&H is rarely heard (here in Northern Europe M&H is a mental concept rather than a real thing). The few recordings I have heard done with M&H were distinctly warm and pleasant however, so I am sympathetic to the brand.


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Originally Posted by Alan B
I would love any of those pianos. They're all magnificent instruments.

The following fascinating article could be helpful in selecting a top tier instrument. Written by piano technicians comparing what type of music each piano is best for playing and how easy they are to service etc.
Technicians Speak About the High-End Pianos
But one has to be careful since that article is ten years old and some of the comments are out of date.

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