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by James Henderson
18 Nov 2011, 18:19
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Stage piano repair question
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Re: Stage piano repair question

Thanks, I'll give them a ring.
by James Henderson
10 Nov 2011, 13:16
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Stage piano repair question
Replies: 2
Views: 2597

Stage piano repair question

Hello, I have a Yamaha P120 stage piano at my school. It got dropped (long story) and one of the keys is now stuck down. It gets a lot of use so I would like to have it repaired but I don't know who to approach. I'm in the Channel Islands so it would need to be shipped to the mainland UK, which will...
by James Henderson
11 Feb 2011, 21:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: W Hoffman V131 + 2
Replies: 12
Views: 3500

Re: W Hoffman V131 + 2

Am I correct in thinking Hoffman is to Bechstein what Boston is to Steinway?
by James Henderson
04 Feb 2011, 00:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What is 'False'
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: What is 'False'

Thanks for the replies. Fortunately the gate-legs seem to be secure at present! Regarding the tuning, some notes in the bass end have drifted since the tuning last week, but I suppose it's still too early to say whether this is due to an underlying stability issue or whether the piano is just 'settl...
by James Henderson
30 Jan 2011, 22:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What is 'False'
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

Re: What is 'False'

Thank you for your kind words, folks - it's very good to be back! I've emailed the technician to ask what he meant by 'false' and (nicely!) why he couldn't bring the piano up to 440. To answer some of the questions - it was the technician himself who wrote 'false' on the tuning card. There are no ob...
by James Henderson
29 Jan 2011, 18:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What is 'False'
Replies: 8
Views: 2336

What is 'False'

Hello, About three years ago I rescued a Gors & Kallmann baby grand which was about to be dumped. The serial number dates it to around 1926. A friend housed it for me until recently when I brought it back home, having put my C3 up for sale. I want to use it as a practice piano until I've saved up en...
by James Henderson
24 Dec 2010, 01:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Maybe selling a Yamaha C3
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Maybe selling a Yamaha C3

Joseph - I'm certainly interested in trying some Brodmanns as everything I've heard about them so far has been positive. I see what you mean about the build quality versus tone, but wouldn't you rather have a piano that retained some value rather than one that was 'run into the ground' and therefore...
by James Henderson
22 Dec 2010, 02:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Most sold piano
Replies: 3
Views: 1285

Most sold piano

I was at a concert this evening and someone asked me which piano is the most popular worldwide (as in which piano is sold most often, NOT which piano is best!). I thought it was an interesting question but I had no idea what the answer might be, other than it's probably an upright. Do any of you guy...
by James Henderson
09 Dec 2010, 22:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Maybe selling a Yamaha C3
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Re: Maybe selling a Yamaha C3

Thank you for the replies. You're right Vernon, I'm not giving up playing (although God knows, I probably should). I'm in no particular hurry to part with the C3 but on the other hand I would be interested in finding out what else is out there. I'd like something with a less 'clinical' sound but I d...
by James Henderson
09 Dec 2010, 00:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Maybe selling a Yamaha C3
Replies: 6
Views: 1994

Maybe selling a Yamaha C3

Hello, I'm thinking I might put my Yamaha C3L on the market. It's serial number is 6183061 and I bought it new in (I think :oops: ) 2007. Since then it's been voiced and serviced twice, by two Steinway-trained technicians and tuned regularly. Tonally it's excellent - more mellow than the average Yam...