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Found this on YouTube .... hope you enjoy smile




Also started this thread in "my new piano" but was suggested i put it here




http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/3123964/feurich-218.html#Post3123964


Sherwood Phoenix are a fabulous bunch who really pulled out all the stops for me....highly recommend them to everyone, not just those with a difficult delivery

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Wow . . . .so who was it that was concerned about putting a large piano in a small room?


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Sherwood Phoenix are not that far from where I live, I've been known to drool looking at the pianos on their website. They always have a nice range available.

Honestly if I had the room for an acoustic grand piano* in our house I would be visiting there in person and considering spending way too much money. Luckily our house is too small.

*Doesn't have to be a concert grand, just something more than a baby grand.

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That was nothing compared with this:

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Busy that was soooo cool, thanks for posting it!!

I wish I had a video like that of my piano delivery. Well, not the actual “deliver to my house” part, but the “remove from seller’s house” part. It was a white knuckle, “this isn’t going to end well” sort of thing that, fortunately, ended up just fine.


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Originally Posted by busa
Sherwood Phoenix are a fabulous bunch who really pulled out all the stops for me....highly recommend them to everyone, not just those with a difficult delivery

They are a good bunch smile. Typical Glasgae lads - a little mad but they don't mess you around. I was in there a month ago with some time to kill and they had a good blarney with all of them. I think I might even have seen the 218 you bought as it had a reserved sign on it and Paul said to me not to play on it (well "doon wreck it" is what he said in that typical Glasgow drawl). I did play the D you passed on and I think you did the right thing. It's a nice piano but really needed a new action amongst other things. The Feurich being new is just good to go. Paul mentioned they had brought a whole container full of Feurichs (both the 218 and 178) through last year. I think he mentioned something like 10/15. And that they just had 2 of the 178s left so you're in good company with your choice. The 218 is a lovely instrument and I was impressed when I played it at Sherwood last summer ish when lockdown eased.

Enjoy your piano!

PS. Is the condition you're thinking of pulsatile tinnitus? You probably have already been signposted to the British Tinnitus Association but if not https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/ where they have a lot of info and coping strategies and other resources to seek help.

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There is a firm in Boston called Death Wish Piano Movers. They have had some very good print ads for magazines.

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Originally Posted by Maestro Lennie
There is a firm in Boston called Death Wish Piano Movers. They have had some very good print ads for magazines.

That's an awesome name for a piano moving company! Although I would feel a little nervous if it were my piano they were moving!! grin


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All I can say is Thank God for ranch styled homes. 😎😎😎

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Sherwood Phoenix are a fabulous bunch who really pulled out all the stops for me....highly recommend them to everyone, not just those with a difficult delivery

They are a good bunch smile. Typical Glasgae lads - a little mad but they don't mess you around. I was in there a month ago with some time to kill and they had a good blarney with all of them. I think I might even have seen the 218 you bought as it had a reserved sign on it and Paul said to me not to play on it (well "doon wreck it" is what he said in that typical Glasgow drawl). I did play the D you passed on and I think you did the right thing. It's a nice piano but really needed a new action amongst other things. The Feurich being new is just good to go. Paul mentioned they had brought a whole container full of Feurichs (both the 218 and 178) through last year. I think he mentioned something like 10/15. And that they just had 2 of the 178s left so you're in good company with your choice. The 218 is a lovely instrument and I was impressed when I played it at Sherwood last summer ish when lockdown eased.

Enjoy your piano!

PS. Is the condition you're thinking of pulsatile tinnitus? You probably have already been signposted to the British Tinnitus Association but if not https://www.tinnitus.org.uk/ where they have a lot of info and coping strategies and other resources to seek help.


Yeah Paul said something similar to me too. Apparently if you now want something that they have sold out of, they may not be able to get it until October at the earliest, eeek!
Not yet sure of my condition. The NHS wheels move very slowly. If i havent mentioned it already, it's something like a blood vessel is wrapped around a nerve, possibly operable, but of course need to see a specialist. It may be i end up deaf anyway the power this piano has laugh Thank you for asking smile

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Very cool and thanks for OP Busa. I live on the 9th floor of a NYC apartment building, and fortunately my piano (178) is shorter than the average persohn so it could be safely transported up in the elevator. However, we have a prewar building with oak floors and a sunken living room, and the stairs into the LR got damaged a bit as the guys crept it down on its slide. The grooves on the stairs and in my soul are my history, so I am resigned about it. Interestingly, my wife is an interior designer in construction who has been involved in several hoists into exclusive apartments in upper floors in NYC. Scary and expensive stuff!

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A legend I was told years ago is that one of the reasons S&S stopped making Cs in NY is because they were too big to fit into elevators. Bs were the biggest model that could be easily delivered (i.e. in the elevator) to the upper floors of residential highrises.

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A legend I was told years ago is that one of the reasons S&S stopped making Cs in NY is because they were too big to fit into elevators. Bs were the biggest model that could be easily delivered (i.e. in the elevator) to the upper floors of residential highrises.

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Since the model C is still built in Hamburg and some people have model D's in their apartments I don't think that's true.

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Doesn't follow. Just because you can get some Ds into apartments, doesn't mean that everyone else can squeeze in a C.

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Busa, I just saw your other thread and realized that this delivery is of your own piano! Congrats, it's lovely! And I saw your comment that my saga convinced you to buy new 😂

Next week my tech is coming to do final regulation and voicing, so hopefully my piano saga will finally come to an end!


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Whoa, I didn't realize this is your piano, Busa! congrats!!!

How do you like the Feurich? I've only played two Feurich grands, but they were both very nice, and beautiful instruments!


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Wow! That really is impressive! Thanks for sharing, and many congratulations on your new piano.

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I will suggest that name to the people who moved my piano in December. As they unloaded from the lorry, one said to the one on the ground "if the inevitable happens and it slips, jump aside". They didn't seem to realise that that should the inevitable have happened, death crushed by the piano would have been the much easier option for them...

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Originally Posted by twocats
Busa, I just saw your other thread and realized that this delivery is of your own piano! Congrats, it's lovely! And I saw your comment that my saga convinced you to buy new 😂

Next week my tech is coming to do final regulation and voicing, so hopefully my piano saga will finally come to an end!


Hi TC, Yeah to be honest it did make up part of my decision to buy new, also Sherwood gave me a "proper" quote for the old Steinway to take the piano out the house and back to the workshop in case it needed more work. Plus now i won't have much to lash out on for maintenance for many years to come smile
I do hope you reach a happy finale next week! I for one look forward to reading about it then!
BTW, there is a rather nice establishment near to where i live....couple of miles that's all. Anyway, they have a beautiful 9 foot bosendorfer that i may get to play at my sons wedding next year....Ill send you a link


https://www.harlaxton.co.uk/wordpress/index.html

Apparently you guys seem to like the place laugh

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Whoa, I didn't realize this is your piano, Busa! congrats!!!

How do you like the Feurich? I've only played two Feurich grands, but they were both very nice, and beautiful instruments!


So i am a novice in this arena, but i do know what i was after. I wanted the resonance that the longer strings offer and a brighter sound that i could easily enjoy, but at the same time, i am able to play it softly. I did find the keys rather clunky at first, but now i don't notice. The inside is beautiful to look at.....that i think they call it birdseye maple interior, i will not get bored looking at. Currently i am learning to play Dire Straits Brothers in Arms.........just WOW beautiful in the top and the bottom made my arms tingle as the melody and the way it presented itself is simply stunning. It is also teaching me to play better. I may have mentioned i have only been playing since about November 2020, 1 finger laugh now i'm good with all my digits given time to learn the song.
I need to tell you another story....Ill save that for later....but basically have a tutor to help me understand this new language that is music.

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Wow! That really is impressive! Thanks for sharing, and many congratulations on your new piano.

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There is a firm in Boston called Death Wish Piano Movers
I will suggest that name to the people who moved my piano in December. As they unloaded from the lorry, one said to the one on the ground "if the inevitable happens and it slips, jump aside". They didn't seem to realise that that should the inevitable have happened, death crushed by the piano would have been the much easier option for them...

The ad I most remember, which appeared in Boston Magazine and probably some concert programs, was three really beefy guys posing on the sidewalk with their arms crossed-- under a grand piano held aloft by a crane.

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