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by Gromit
14 Jun 2012, 08:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

vernon wrote:alles gut-endes gut
:)

Je suis un lapin heureux :piano;
by Gromit
12 Jun 2012, 19:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Apologies for my silence recently, and thanks in the meantime for the input. Well, our ReidSohn RS126 was delivered today - I'd had the chance to have a decent play on it at the shop last week and from the 30 mins or so I spent with it I knew it was going to be the piano for us. In many ways I actua...
by Gromit
28 Apr 2012, 15:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Hi guys - sorry for late reply, been a tad busy (much of it playing the piano, happily!). :) After several weeks of getting used to our lovely U3, and giving it lots of opportunities to shine, we've decided it's not really for us. The dealer has been excellent (Chris at White & Sentance in Sleaford)...
by Gromit
25 Apr 2012, 14:18
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?
Replies: 58
Views: 37341

Re: What Is The Weather Like Where You Are?

Horrendous here in mid Lincs, Dave - deep standing water on the A17 near Sleaford. As usual though, people driving around like it's a sunny day. :roll:
by Gromit
23 Apr 2012, 17:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63952

Re: Introduce yourself!

Gill the Piano wrote:You forgot 'just bought myself a nice piano'! Pull up a chair, Gromit!
:oops: oops sorry, so we have :oops:

And rather lovely it is too. :)
by Gromit
20 Apr 2012, 10:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Introduce yourself!
Replies: 98
Views: 63952

Re: Introduce yourself!

Sorry didn't introduce myself before ploughing headlong into the Advice Forum. :oops: My name's Richard, originally from Cambridge but now living (retiring?) in mid-Lincs having spent the last 25 years living in London. My musical education started very early (probably aged around 4-5) as my parents...
by Gromit
20 Apr 2012, 08:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

MarkGoodwinPianos wrote:Great news. Well done to the dealer for looking after you so well :)
Thanks Mark. :)

It may be the case that the U3 won't be the piano for me but at least with Chris's help I'll have given it a fair try.
by Gromit
18 Apr 2012, 22:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Update: Dealer popped round yesterday and spent some time re-tuning the offending notes, now the piano is virtually seamless, with no peaks nor troughs in its quality of sound throughout the keyboard's range. He's done a lovely job on it. He's suggested I live with it for another couple of weeks - I...
by Gromit
12 Apr 2012, 14:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Hi Colin - don't worry that radiator's well and truly off. :) Got the dealer popping round on tuesday to have a good look at the U3 - it'll have been in the house 2 weeks on that day - where he'll give the piano a really good going-over tuning wise, plus hopefully address the few notes which aren't ...
by Gromit
07 Apr 2012, 11:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Hi Colin, The piano has had a tune, but it'll receive a much finer one (I hope!) when it's been in the house a few weeks. Makes sense to me what you say about bi-chords being slightly out with eachother, there's a slight 'beat' (as us woodwind players call it) to the the note when it's struck which ...
by Gromit
06 Apr 2012, 09:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Thanks for the input everyone - it's much appreciated. :) A photo of our big beastie... http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e320/Gromit011/DSC00558_2_2.jpg Above G (below middle C) the piano sounds great - even, crisp and really sparkles. Perhaps not always to my taste but dynamically it has masses of...
by Gromit
04 Apr 2012, 21:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Did the delivery go smoothly? Hi Dan - very smoothly thanks, and before the rain started which was a relief. The piano sounds good - clean, crisp and quite bright with lots of power - it's quite a 'loud' instrument, especially in our living room but I'm not 100% sure I really like it which is buggi...
by Gromit
02 Apr 2012, 20:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

U3 due to arrive Chez Gromit tomorrow afternoon around 2pm. 8)

(apologies for small outburst of excitement...not had my 'own' piano for over 25 years).
by Gromit
27 Mar 2012, 16:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Small world indeed, Dan - and you're right, I am one and the same chap. Good show Scalford - a lot of fun. :)
by Gromit
25 Mar 2012, 18:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Enjoy! :D Thanks Dan - and thanks also to everyone who's taken time to reply with snippets of useful information. I can talk about Clarinets all day but when it came to pianos I really had no idea at all - always good to get a gentle 'steer' in the right direction. With regards to the Samick vs U3 ...
by Gromit
24 Mar 2012, 14:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Well here's a turn up for the books - we've ended up buying a U3. Didn't have a particularly long play on it the other day but took Mrs G (who's also a professional Clarinettist) with me this morning to have a listen to me playing from the other side of the shop (which is a lovely old converted Bapt...
by Gromit
23 Mar 2012, 19:48
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Another one...
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

Re: Another one...

here you go. :)
by Gromit
23 Mar 2012, 18:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Thanks for the encouragement chaps. :) I'm popping into the shop on tuesday afternoon with my wife (who's also a professional Clarinettist) and she'll have a good listen to each piano from the other side of room whilst I play it. Often used this trick when trying out new Clarinets (and mouthpieces e...
by Gromit
22 Mar 2012, 23:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Had a very enjoyable couple of hours trying a few pianos this afternoon. Those I had a play on were... Yamaha U1 & U3 Reid Sohn 112R Samick JS 126 Steinmayer 108 Kemble Concerto Music I played on each piano was... Chopin Preludes 13, 15 & 22 Rachmaninov Preludes (Op32) E minor & G# minor Out of the ...
by Gromit
21 Mar 2012, 20:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Thanks Mark - just clicked the link to your used Yamaha selection, what a great idea to video/record the selection of pianos you have for sale. Nice quality recording too - played them through my hifi from a MacBook into separate DAC and it sounds extremely good. Even to the point where I'd get a ro...
by Gromit
21 Mar 2012, 20:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New British Cavendish Piano
Replies: 20
Views: 8533

Re: New British Cavendish Piano

Just been listening to Radio 3 where in the last few mins there's been a short article about these new pianos. Would certainly like to wish the company well. :)
by Gromit
21 Mar 2012, 13:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Thanks for the input, will check with the dealer as to what's been done with the U1. He did say that some of the used Yamahas he stocks are ones which have been returned to Yamaha for the full factory re-furb, then sent back to the UK. He may have been referring to the two he has in stock (a U1 & a ...
by Gromit
21 Mar 2012, 09:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

Re: A new or used piano up to £3k

Thanks for the reply Barrie - that's useful information re the bass strings. I think the dealer mentioned that this particular U1 had been fully re-furbished (or certainly given a thorough once-over) and the strings may have been changed. Will double-check now though after what you've said. Another ...
by Gromit
20 Mar 2012, 22:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: A new or used piano up to £3k
Replies: 42
Views: 10314

A new or used piano up to £3k

Hi everyone - glad to have found this forum having seen it crop up many times when Googling for piano information. :) I've been a professional Clarinettist for nearly 30 years now, and whilst doing a small amount of teaching, I've pretty much kept away from it as have been too busy. I've decided tho...