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by DaViD
16 Nov 2016, 14:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

Colin Nicholson wrote:good luck with the Fazer
Thank you.
by DaViD
16 Nov 2016, 10:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

:shock: maggots. Ultimately I decided against this fine piano. I just don't know enough about pianos in general to take a punt on a hundred years plus instrument. I got a Fazer in exchange for my Zimmermann baby grand. I couldn't get on with the Z and the Fazer is a great wee piano and is easily goo...
by DaViD
15 Nov 2016, 23:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

Thanks again for the info. I'm trying to contact the dealer but he's never in when I call and is not calling me back. I'm trying to trade in my current piano for this one so we'll see what happens. I'll try to get a serial number. There is no info whatsoever online except what I've stated already. ...
by DaViD
07 Nov 2016, 19:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

Thanks again for the info.

I'm trying to contact the dealer but he's never in when I call and is not calling me back. I'm trying to trade in my current piano for this one so we'll see what happens. I'll try to get a serial number. There is no info whatsoever online except what I've stated already.
by DaViD
07 Nov 2016, 11:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

Not barless I think - has a cast frame bar (strut) running diagonally alongside the RH bass strings - can be seen to the left of music stand. Ask the owner to confirm or lower music rest. Needs to be photographed from the right side looking into the strings and cast frame area - like these >> Here ...
by DaViD
06 Nov 2016, 23:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Barless Club
Replies: 25
Views: 10863

Re: The Barless Club

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I've been lookin at this piano for sale. The only information is that it's mahogany and 164 cm long and built circa 1900. Is it barless..can you tell?
by DaViD
17 Feb 2016, 02:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

Good to hear you got the piano OK.... looks nice. I am presently refurbishing a Kemble Minx (1951) .. with a drop action.... different ball game, but action similar. Although the keys have stopped sticking, the wooden key chasings will have shrunk a tiny amount, enough for the action to lift them b...
by DaViD
17 Feb 2016, 01:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

DaViD, Welcome to the Kemble Classic club. I sometimes get little noises when the front vertical board (sorry don't know its proper name and don't have time this morning to look it up) when the retaining clips are not fully engaged. They are found just inside the piano lid, one on either side. I as...
by DaViD
04 Feb 2016, 00:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

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by DaViD
04 Feb 2016, 00:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

1979...bloody hell. I've had the old Johanna a couple of weeks and it's settling in my box room. A few keys were sticking for a day or two and I thought I'd bought a load of crap. The men that delivered it had been down in Coventry shifting pianos so it had been in the van with all sorts of temp cha...
by DaViD
07 Jan 2016, 18:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

chrisw wrote:DaViD,

It is good to read your feedback. Please let us know when your piano is delivered and how you get on with it.

OK chrisw, will do. Probably a few weeks yet but will post on here when it comes.
by DaViD
05 Jan 2016, 23:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

...'Under Robert Kemble, in the 1950s Kemble Pianos moved to a factory in Bletchley, near Milton Keynes. It must have been around this time that the The Kemble ‘Classic’ was designed, built and launched - another small but full 7 octave piano - taller than the Minx, but a very slim, 47 cm from front...
by DaViD
05 Jan 2016, 23:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

Good thread about the Kemble from '12. I agree with your comments chrisw about buying British. It was something that I wanted too. I noticed over the festive period just how many things come from China in my household from kids toys to clothing to cheap ukeleles! I also like that you've had the pian...
by DaViD
05 Jan 2016, 23:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

Colin Nicholson wrote:I think this may be the post from 2012 ....

http://www.piano-tuners.org/piano-forum ... f=3&t=9763

Cheers!
by DaViD
05 Jan 2016, 23:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

I also made a mistake by saying the Kemble Classic 1981-1990 thread was started in Feb 2011 when I now think it was Feb 2012. These pianos seem to have a good reputation. During this year's tuning of my 1994 Kemble Classic I was advised that the pitch had not altered from the previous year and it o...
by DaViD
04 Jan 2016, 19:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

chrisw wrote that, not me! :) Yes, apologies and thanks at the same time, chrisw! I did know that, God knows why I typed your name? Can't get serial number until piano arrives as its out of showroom. Not a problem. Really looking forward to it coming, looking forward to doing it justice when I'm ha...
by DaViD
03 Jan 2016, 16:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

chrisw wrote:The original poster may also be interested in another post on this forum started in Feb 2011. It was titled;
"Kemble Classic 1981-1990"
Thanks, Colin. I'll search for that.
by DaViD
03 Jan 2016, 16:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

You may be interested in this..... Here are the list of serial numbers matching their year dates for Kemble from 1930 to 2000. Other information/ history also available here on the web >> http://kemble-pianos.com/en/information/serials/ If you ring the shop, they should be able to tell you the seri...
by DaViD
03 Jan 2016, 01:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

its a Kemble Classic popular in the north of England as they fitted between the chimney Brest and outside wall of most ter houses, they stopped making them in the 90 when Herberger brooks stopped making the 85 mote action, as Kembles used Yamaha Actions and they did not do an 85 note action Serial ...
by DaViD
02 Jan 2016, 16:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

Re: What model/year is my Kemble?

Colin, Thanks very much for the comprehensive and informative reply to my query. When I saw the piano I didn't notice any names other than the Kemble badge that is on the front. I wasn't looking for any but none were apparent. The shop salesman called it a compact but I hady doubts as I am aware of ...
by DaViD
01 Jan 2016, 15:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What model/year is my Kemble?
Replies: 25
Views: 3763

What model/year is my Kemble?

Hi, first post. I just bought this Kemble 85 key piano. Is it a classic or compact, and what year do you think? I see that the Kemble emblem on the front is a little different through the years. Eighties?

Thanks.