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Re: New piano #47988
03/09/07 12:53 AM
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Centennial, Colorado
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Thunder - What a beauty.

"humble home" = big chuckle. I used to live in the Bay Area!


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Re: New piano #47989
03/09/07 02:30 AM
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Originally posted by thunder:
We have a new Bosendorfer 200CS! This forum has been great fun to read...I did a lot of lurking and a little posting. The new member of the family is LARGE and in a not-very-large room, but because it can't be tucked into a corner, it is constantly inviting you to play!
Congratulations! It doesn't look too large for the room to me, either.

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Originally posted by Monica Kern:
I'd hate to dust my piano with a microfiber cloth; it'd take forever.
Maybe I'm missing something, but it sounds to me as though you just need a larger one. My dealer gave me a microfibre cloth (the label says "Vileda Microtuff") when I bought my piano, and it's at least as large as any other duster I own.

Best wishes,
Matthew


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Re: New piano #47990
03/09/07 11:47 AM
03/09/07 11:47 AM
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Northern California
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The windows in question are north-facing, and the piano is not parallel to that wall but at a slight angle: its end points more to the center of the room. Light does shine through, but it's not direct. Humidity here is not an issue -- it is always dry. The piano sounds wonderful right now without a carpet underneath. It's actually much quieter than our old piano, or should I say much more CONTROLLABLE. However, the piano is in a room with many hard, flat surfaces, so we will experiment with carpets/window coverings/wall decorations as needed as time goes on. Thanks to everyone for their advice and kind comments.

Re: New piano #47991
03/09/07 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by Monica Kern:
[b] I'd hate to dust my piano with a microfiber cloth; it'd take forever.
Maybe I'm missing something, but it sounds to me as though you just need a larger one. My dealer gave me a microfibre cloth (the label says "Vileda Microtuff") when I bought my piano, and it's at least as large as any other duster I own.
[/b]
You're right; the microfiber cloths I have are quite dinky (handkerchief sized). But the California car duster is HUGE! It only takes a couple of passes and I'm done with the entire piano.

gabytu: I shuddered to read about your friend's mishap with the cleaning crew. I use a cleaning service, and every week when they're scheduled to show up, I place a large sign that says "Commonwealth Cleaning: Do not clean or touch the piano at all" on top of the piano.

Re: New piano #47992
03/09/07 02:05 PM
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Georgia, USA
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Hi Thunder,

Mega beautiful piano and home! Congratulations! I hope you and your family enjoy it for many years to come.

Rickster


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Re: New piano #47993
03/10/07 04:30 PM
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Omaha, NE
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My concern with the California Car Duster (I have one for my car) is that the cloth is saturated with wax. I would be concerned about getting that wax on the finish of my piano.

I have always used a good-quality genuine ostrich feather duster -

Look for a decent one, and the cheap ones have sharp quills which stick out.

I got my last one from The Clean Team (which, incidentally, has great, inexpensive house cleaning products).


Steve W
Omaha, NE
Re: New piano #47994
03/10/07 08:30 PM
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Toronto, ON
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I seem to recall in Randy Potter's course he says that Pledge has silicone in it, and if so, that can seriously mess up the inside of the piano too. I let out an "Oh my g**" when I read about the well-meaning cleaning lady. Monica, your strategy is well observed!


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Re: New piano #47995
03/11/07 01:41 AM
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Northern California
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Great advice. I now have a shopping list: one car duster without wax, one microfiber cloth, one leaf blower...and cancel the cleaning lady!!

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