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Posted By: itsfreakingmeout

New piano smell - 06/17/10 03:36 PM

Why is it that I always see pianos that are plugged into the wall when they aren't equipped with a player system? (and they're not digital either)What is the plug for?
Posted By: Rod Verhnjak

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 04:04 PM

Piano Life Saver by Dampp-ChaserĀ©
Posted By: BDB

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 04:44 PM

It powers the lo-jack system for pianos. When your piano is stolen by burglars, it sends a message to your computer to tell where it is. That way the thieves always know where the piano is, because they took your computer, too.
Posted By: Jbyron

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 04:53 PM

It's a climate control system inside the piano. It should be kept plugged in at all times.
Posted By: Horowitzian

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 05:09 PM

So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????
Posted By: SeilerFan

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 05:22 PM

Originally Posted by Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.
Posted By: Steve Cohen

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 06:03 PM

Originally Posted by SeilerFan
Originally Posted by Horowitzian
So....what does the OP have to do with new piano smell????????


Maybe he thought the cord operated a fragrancer inside the piano.


It doesn't???
Posted By: alexb

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 06:32 PM

Originally Posted by Rod Verhnjak


Yep, and if the OP got one for his Essex 123E, then chances are it wouldn't already be out of tune 1 week after delivery!
Posted By: doremi

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 06:46 PM

The purpose of the fragrancer is to resuscitate exhausted piano tuners.
Posted By: 4evrBeginR

Re: New piano smell - 06/17/10 11:03 PM

When I was a kid our first Yamaha upright had a plug too (40 years ago). It was just connect to a 60-Watt light bulb inside the piano.
Posted By: pianobroker

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 07:19 AM

Mice don't like to munch and build nests in the dark. There is nothing like being caught in a mousetrap in the dark. Be considerate,upgrade to a 100 watt bulb. grin
Posted By: PianistOne111

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 07:40 PM

Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.
Posted By: 4evrBeginR

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 08:47 PM

Actually, I did that. One day, when I was 6 or 7 years-old, I removed the bottom panel from the piano, unscrewed the light bulb from socket, and stuck my finger into it. It was shocking! My first experience with electricity.
Posted By: Jbyron

Re: New piano smell - 06/18/10 09:10 PM

Now that's what I call a piano with an attitude!
I'm glad you survived the attack and are alive to tell about it!
Posted By: H_piano

Re: New piano smell - 06/28/10 06:38 AM

Originally Posted by PianistOne111
Simple. It's for administering electric shocks to the pianist when they play wrong notes.


ahha that made me laugh!
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