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by Tenor1
03 May 2017, 10:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Venables & Son grand pianos
Replies: 1
Views: 4131

Venables & Son grand pianos

Hi, Just wondered if anyone had experience of these pianos. I suspect that they are descent instrument as Venables and Son have a great reputation.
by Tenor1
09 Jan 2013, 14:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone come across Meyer Piano Restorers in Poland
Replies: 0
Views: 871

Anyone come across Meyer Piano Restorers in Poland

Just wondered if anyone has heard of Meyer Piano Restorers in Poland they specialise in Steinway restoration
by Tenor1
20 Dec 2011, 18:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann Concert Grands
Replies: 22
Views: 4342

Re: Brodmann Concert Grands

The Brodmann concert grand has arrived on the market in the USA! It sounds like a Brodmann, obviously, and that's no bad thing either because they are great sounding pianos. My own Brodmann is nearly 5 years old and is developing into a very nice piano, and showing that it will stand up to punishme...
by Tenor1
17 Oct 2011, 16:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia grands
Replies: 25
Views: 4548

Re: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia gra

I've been in contact with an acquaintance in the US he is a professional pianist and his father worked at the steinway factory for 40 years piano building. He has just bought a new Estonia 7'4" and is so vey pleased with the piano both in build quality and sound. His father too is also very impresse...
by Tenor1
11 Sep 2011, 16:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia grands
Replies: 25
Views: 4548

Re: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia gra

joe wrote:A waste of money ?,there are better grand pianos out there for the same money and a little more.
Thanks Joe.
If you had 25k plus to spend what pianos would you consider?
by Tenor1
11 Sep 2011, 16:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos

i know of 2 well respected piano tutors who where virtually given the grand piano for free to try promote the brand to their pupils,smart ploy not really as the students where of conservertoire standard.and the 2 techs where kept busy attending to the niggles that a low quality grand piano produces...
by Tenor1
11 Sep 2011, 11:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia grands
Replies: 25
Views: 4548

Re: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia gra

joe wrote:
Tenor1 wrote:Have any techs had experience with the new Estonia Grands? post 1992 ie build quality and general quality of the instruments
Do not play alone.
Thanks Joe but could you enlighten me re your comment
by Tenor1
07 Sep 2011, 17:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia grands
Replies: 25
Views: 4548

Have any technicians had experience with new Estonia grands

Have any techs had experience with the new Estonia Grands? post 1992 ie build quality and general quality of the instruments
by Tenor1
07 Sep 2011, 17:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos

Some chinese pianos ie Brodmann are very good quality indeed. I would be interested in the view from the forum tuners on Brodmann. When I was looking for a piano, I visited a dealer who was an agent for Brodmann (amongst others). I did not particularly like the tone, but in any case the dealer was ...
by Tenor1
30 Aug 2011, 16:07
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: My latest recordings
Replies: 3
Views: 2220

Re: My latest recordings

All excellent the Haydn especially your Brodmann could pass for a much more expensive instrument. How is the action, regulation etc holding out with the vigors of professional pianist practice?

What recording equiptment did you use?
by Tenor1
30 Aug 2011, 16:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Garden practise shed
Replies: 12
Views: 4231

Re: Garden practise shed

I think a posh shed is called a 'Garden Room' - do a google search
by Tenor1
25 Aug 2011, 18:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos

Highly likely to be Chinese. I thought of an analogy today regarding Chinese pianos. TV adverts would have you believe that Kellogs Frosties are healthy Piano manufacturers will have you believe that their cheapest lines are top quality. The 2 claims are very similar. What, you mean like Snap, Crac...
by Tenor1
25 Aug 2011, 18:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

Re: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos

Chris Norman 1066 is a very respected piano trader and some of their restored pianos are excellent,must be trying to break into the new piano market but the public are not daft and will not fall in love with the sound of music brand names,its an old trick which as been around over 100 years rebadgi...
by Tenor1
23 Aug 2011, 16:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos
Replies: 17
Views: 4442

edelweiss pianos from 1066 pianos

1066 pianos have their own brand 'edelweiss' they do a good (on paper as i haven't tried one yet) concert grand with Renner action. Does anyone on the forum know who makes these pianos for them, I suspect they are manufactured in the Far East but i may be wrong.
by Tenor1
28 Jun 2011, 18:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann, Wendl & Lung (Hailun) or Perzina 6 foot + Grands
Replies: 10
Views: 4361

Brodmann, Wendl & Lung (Hailun) or Perzina 6 foot + Grands

Brodmann, Wendl & Lung (Hailun) or Perzina 6 foot plus grands are they the best Chinese manufacturers any comment regarding their quality? Which is the best?
by Tenor1
29 Apr 2011, 20:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?

Tenor1, Have you tried the Bluthner with the Flemming action and decided you would need to replace it? It would be interesting to know how you think it compares with other instruments (I presume you are a demanding pianist if you are looking for a concert grand?). Robert A reasonable pianist - a pr...
by Tenor1
28 Apr 2011, 11:41
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Re: Seducing women to start a romantic relationship!
Replies: 20
Views: 6025

Re: Seducing women to start a romantic relationship!

Colin Nicholson wrote:I usually play the Love theme from Midsummernights Dream - both candles lit on the sconces.... but one fell off and burnt the house down....
Was it your first time!!
by Tenor1
28 Apr 2011, 09:35
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Re: Seducing women to start a romantic relationship!
Replies: 20
Views: 6025

Re: Seducing women to start a romantic relationship!

Rachmaninov but to be honest Clair de Lune did the job when I was wooing my lovely wife
by Tenor1
27 Apr 2011, 19:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?

Hi again Tenor, When people don't supply full details of their situation it's best to assume that the person enquiring is indeed an idiot. That way, we can cover all bases AND this topic will remain very helpful for people who come on here in the future who might possibly believe that you can just ...
by Tenor1
27 Apr 2011, 19:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?

Please understand although I am not a piano technician I am not an idiot either. I appreciate that actions can't just be slipped into place without the appropriate work etc - I am NOT an advocate of DIY piano repair.


I will contact a piano technician.
by Tenor1
27 Apr 2011, 13:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Cost of a new Renner grand action with Dampers etc?

I have tried to contact Renner UK several times to find out the cost of a new grand action with dampers hammers etc - i can't get a reply can anyone give me an idea.
by Tenor1
26 Apr 2011, 16:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 9 foot Bluthner Concert Grand 1979with Flemming Action?
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

9 foot Bluthner Concert Grand 1979with Flemming Action?

Hello,

There is a 9 foot Bluthner concert grand for sale on ebay reads well but it has a H F Flemming action which has really put me off from going to view it. Does the forum have any views on these GDR Bluthners - or might I be missing something?
by Tenor1
31 Oct 2009, 19:05
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Music stand for Yamaha P90 needed
Replies: 5
Views: 4868

Re: Music stand for Yamaha P90 needed

Mine broke too, so i spent £20 on a good quality music stand (with legs etc) and now use that - a lot better than the original
by Tenor1
01 Feb 2009, 12:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: STECK (GOTHA) 6' 8" GRAND
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: STECK 6' 8" GRAND

I have discovewred that it is a Gotha (German) Steck
by Tenor1
23 Jan 2009, 15:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: what make do you recommend ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: what make do you recommend ?

Apologies Pianoguy - I am not as informed as you.

Hope they find a new distributer.
by Tenor1
22 Jan 2009, 23:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: what make do you recommend ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: what make do you recommend ?

Brodmann website lists several UK dealers, and there is no mention of Colin Taylor not trading.
by Tenor1
21 Jan 2009, 20:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: what make do you recommend ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: what make do you recommend ?

Openwood you can buy direct from Colin Taylor at Brodmann UK I am in Yorkshire and Besbrode have a good deal on (Ithink!)
Openwood wrote:
Brodmann 182
I've heard good things about them but never seen one in a showroom; who retails them in the UK?
by Tenor1
19 Jan 2009, 18:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: what make do you recommend ?
Replies: 20
Views: 6570

Re: what make do you recommend ?

Brodmann 187, I have come across a couple of these recently and have been very impressed, the build and tonal qualities are excellent - one of the best Chinese makers and great value for money.Oh 8-10k new
by Tenor1
11 Jan 2009, 18:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Who makes the best Bass Strings
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Who makes the best Bass Strings

Can the forum comment on who makes the best Bass strings and where can you get them from apart from F & N or H-shers
by Tenor1
25 Dec 2008, 18:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buck House piano
Replies: 7
Views: 2607

Shame on you - where is your christmas spirit!!! Wait for it (prob on the kitchen table!!)
by Tenor1
23 Dec 2008, 18:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: STECK (GOTHA) 6' 8" GRAND
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

STECK (GOTHA) 6' 8" GRAND

I have just bought a Steck 6' 8" grand it is NOT a converted pianola which i believe to be 1920's it is a wonderful instrument very well restored, i am a pro classical singer and this piano is the culmination of a 2 year search, a number of good pro pianists have played it and have been very impress...
by Tenor1
03 Oct 2008, 23:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Ebay menace...again!
Replies: 23
Views: 6104

You have to admire his piano playing!!!!! Look at the Broadwood he has for sale
by Tenor1
23 Sep 2008, 20:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Cracks in the Pin block of Bechstein V grand but keeps tune
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Cracks in the Pin block of Bechstein V grand but keeps tune

I have chance of a Bechstein Model V grand - plays well tuned to A440 but it has a few cracks in the top of the pin block the underneath has no cracks. It keeps its tune well - something inside me tells me the cracks are a disaster waiting to happen and to walk away - can anyone enlighten me.

Thanks
by Tenor1
01 Mar 2008, 00:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann 187 grand - your views please
Replies: 3
Views: 2217

Brodmann 187 grand - your views please

Has anyone tried the Brodmann 187 -
by Tenor1
16 Nov 2007, 22:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone know anything about Lauberger & Gloss?
Replies: 0
Views: 2630

Anyone know anything about Lauberger & Gloss?

Does anyone know anything about Lauberger & Gloss Pianos

Thanks
Tenor1
by Tenor1
20 Oct 2007, 13:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 55 -64% humidity do i need to install anything ?
Replies: 1
Views: 1356

55 -64% humidity do i need to install anything ?

Just got a new hydrometer (non digital) my music room is currently between 55 and 64% humidity. Would any forum members suggest I install a heated tube to keep the damp down in my paino (I think they are called a damp Chaser?)

Thanks
by Tenor1
16 Oct 2007, 13:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clearning Ivory piano keys - need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Have ordered some key brite thanks
by Tenor1
15 Oct 2007, 18:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clearning Ivory piano keys - need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

To be honest she has given me the piano it is a 5'3" ish 1920's Thurmer grand, re-strung 17 year ago (Heller Bass & Roslau treble) and Renner hammers - great condition throughout but the keys are a bit grubby. Thank you both very much for you help
by Tenor1
15 Oct 2007, 12:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Clearning Ivory piano keys - need advice
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Clearning Ivory piano keys - need advice

The ivory keys on a relatives piano need a bit of a clean. The join between the lower and upper key is showing. A friend suggested using white spirit? I think this could be a bit harsh. Could anyone out there give me some tips? Cheers
by Tenor1
24 Aug 2007, 18:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Has anyone got any info. on Ferd. Thurmer pianos
Replies: 1
Views: 2108

Has anyone got any info. on Ferd. Thurmer pianos

Have chance of a very nice THurmer upright has anyone on the Forum got any info on these German pianos.

Thank you
by Tenor1
16 Jul 2007, 13:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Zimmermann

Will have a look at new Zimmermans or maybe even tryat some nearly new othermakes - I'll only find out what I like if I try.

THANKS
by Tenor1
16 Jul 2007, 10:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Piano

May have a trip to Broughton Pianos - they have an excellent selection of nearly new and new pianos - anythoughts on Wilh. Steinbergs?

THANKS
by Tenor1
15 Jul 2007, 10:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone heard of Sommerfeld Pianos, 1905-1939 quality Polish!
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

Sommerfeld (other post 'Buying a new piano - need advice@

Might just do that (my technician is a good mate) but think it may be a little bigi for my studio. Think I am going to try of some Yamaha uprights. Thanks for your advice
by Tenor1
15 Jul 2007, 10:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Re Pianos

I know the Yamaha U 3; and above uprights have a good reputation nowadays - I'm just not keen - played alot of them when I was at Music College in the 90's - might give them another go!
by Tenor1
15 Jul 2007, 10:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

re new piano

thank you all, much appreciated.
by Tenor1
14 Jul 2007, 21:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Re Rebuild

My old Bluthner is a Straight Strung Over damper although you would not realise it when you play her - too costly to repair, money would be better being put towards a new one. I have thought about a used one (refurbished) but you can't always guarantee that the replacements parts are of the same qua...
by Tenor1
14 Jul 2007, 19:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone heard of Sommerfeld Pianos, 1905-1939 quality Polish!
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

Sommerfeld

In the case it states 1910, 1918, 1927 & 1930 won Paris Grand Prix and gold medal, and big gold medal in paris exhibitions - does play very well indeed, excellent tone and action - although most Polish pianos are a load of B-cks - i am still open minded.
by Tenor1
14 Jul 2007, 17:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Anyone heard of Sommerfeld Pianos, 1905-1939 quality Polish!
Replies: 4
Views: 2783

Anyone heard of Sommerfeld Pianos, 1905-1939 quality Polish!

I have chance of a 5'4" Sommerfeld Grand (prob too big for my studio) was told it is a rare quality polish! piano from the earlier 1930's - it certainly plays well! Any info on Sommerfeld?
by Tenor1
14 Jul 2007, 17:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Re New Piano

thanks everyone - done a bit of research I can get a Seiler Koncert 132 from germany for 6k brand new delivered, would cost 11k over here - only thing is I won't be able to try before I buy - although I have played Seilers in the past and i have been impressed.
by Tenor1
14 Jul 2007, 15:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - I need advice
Replies: 24
Views: 6434

Re Bluthner

A440. I have been offered a Sommerfeld 5' 3" Baby grand a friend of my family has it. it is a lovely instrument but a little too large for my studio. have you heard of 'Sommerfeld' I am told it is German.