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#171595 06/09/08 09:49 PM
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good day to everyone... just want to ask anyone of you on how to measure the piano height? is it from the wheel to the top or from the piano base/foot to the top?

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I suppose you speak about uprights. I would exclude the wheels and measure the height of the wooden back frame.

Believe the figure the pianobuilder declares! The exact true height is of less importance as long as the piano sounds good. The height of the keyboard and the pedals are more important - for the playing ergonomy. Wheles sometimes do a lot of harm by rising the pedal excessively from the floor. I therefore removed the wheels from my Förster 125 G

But If you want to place the piano under a framed picture it is the absolute maximum heigth that counts, of course.

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Vertical pianos are measured from the floor to the top of the cabinet.


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I therefore removed the wheels from my Förster 125 G
I however wouldn't reccomend this for most pianos. The pedals would 'bottom out" against the floor and not work properly. The piano is designed to have casters. Even replacing them with a different style must be done with care for the instrument to be at correct height and operate correctly.

Measure the exact height from floor to top of the case. This should give you the manufacturer's dimensions. thumb


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I agree. Taking the casters off an upright is a bad Idea. It can stress the case improperly, which can cause problems. Better to put something under the pedals and raise the seat.


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Unfortunately the pedals of most uprights are higher above the floor than the pedals of grands. And your foot angle is not so comfortable.

It depends on the brand and model whether you can remove the casters or not. In most cases yoo can. In my case it was made in agreement with the factory, which sent low solid plastic feet as replacement. There is no risk for stress if the floor is even and there are four points of support where the casters used to be. If the piano is not well on level, i.e. it is rocking due to a bad floor, casters do not help. On the opposite, casters can be a cause of instability if not turned in the right direction!

The sustain pedal should be regulated to act after some millimeters of presing so it will never touch the floor. I know - on some pianos you have to press the sustain pedal the whole way down due to odd regulation or odd designed lever ratios. On such pianos fast and exact use of the pedal is difficult.

The only pedal on my piano that slighlty touches the floor is the middle pedal (for silent play).

Now the playing ergonomy of my Förster upright is much better!


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