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by quinie
27 Jul 2011, 15:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!

I will try but I'm not very good at uploading photos!!! :oops: :oops:
by quinie
27 Jul 2011, 10:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!

Well it arrived yesterday!!! It fits the space perfectly, looks great in the room and I think it plays and sounds really nice!!! It definately needs a re-tune and a when I use the pedal the strings make a bit of a twangy sound but I am thinking this is something the tuner can tweak? I am a very happ...
by quinie
24 Jul 2011, 16:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!

What's a piano life saver? :?:
by quinie
24 Jul 2011, 13:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

Re: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!

I got a stool and one home tuning (after 5/6 weeks) - will that do?! :D
by quinie
24 Jul 2011, 08:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I've finally done it - got my baby grand!
Replies: 8
Views: 3082

I've finally done it - got my baby grand!

Just wanted to let you know that thanks to all your help on here I have made my decision and got myself Kawai GM10 Baby Grand. It is due to be delivered on Tuesday! I am so excited! I went for a 1998 model and I have bought it on a deal where I pay a £1250 deposit on Tuesday and 6 months later the b...
by quinie
17 Jun 2011, 10:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!
Replies: 29
Views: 6506

Re: What your Piano Tuner Needs - Please !!

These comments on Residential Homes got me thinking, "I wonder if inmates if desired would be allowed to have their own digital piano in their rooms". I'm guessing that one of the biggest losses for the elderly would be not being able to take their pets with them, or perhaps their personal piano - ...
by quinie
15 Jun 2011, 21:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune

Thanks for that message. I had a look onlne at reviews for the GA1 and a LOT of people are saying that they have had tuning problems.

Those reviews coupled with the fact that this particular one is out of tune have put me off. I will keep my money in my pocket for now.

Thanks again!!
by quinie
15 Jun 2011, 11:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Re: Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune

That's sort of true but if I won the auction and then a tuner said that there was a problem I wouldn't have to hand over the money - I am a regular e-bayer and the worst that would happen is that I would get some bad "feedback" saying that I had bid but not paid! I am umming and ahhing about getting...
by quinie
15 Jun 2011, 09:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune
Replies: 6
Views: 3133

Yamaha GA1 - second hand but not in tune

There's a Yamaha GA1 that I am interested in. It's actually for sale on e-bay and it is situated in Wiltshire and I am in Birmingham. I arranged to go and see it on Friday but now have noticed that the advert says that it needs tuning. My brother has suggested that I go and see the piano and have a ...
by quinie
20 Apr 2011, 13:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!
Replies: 13
Views: 4461

Re: Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!

Thank you so much for that - I will certainly phone them all!

I won't let distance put me off - I only want to buy one more piano so want it to be right!

Thanks again!

Anna
by quinie
20 Apr 2011, 09:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!
Replies: 13
Views: 4461

Re: Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!

Thanks for the reply!

I suppose you're right and it is my money - I'm just a bit scared - never spent so much money on anything (not a car or anything) before in my life - except my mortgage - but I am so old that was only a bit more!!! LOL!
by quinie
19 Apr 2011, 09:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!
Replies: 13
Views: 4461

Me again and my purchase of Kawai GM10 !!

Hi there - I've been umming and ahhing about getting a new GM10 and recently missed a second hand one which I was really interested in which was a shame! Anyway, I went to have another look at the GM10 at the weekend in the showroom and still really liked it but there was a GE20 next to it which I h...
by quinie
01 Apr 2011, 11:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand Kawai GM 10
Replies: 32
Views: 8574

Re: Second hand Kawai GM 10

Hi there - just thought I would let you know that the piano was sold before I even had a chance to look at it!

Gutted!!

Back to looking!

Thanks again!
by quinie
24 Mar 2011, 19:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand Kawai GM 10
Replies: 32
Views: 8574

Re: Second hand Kawai GM 10

Hi there Thanks again for the extra replies! I am aware that a lot of people think the piano is too short to sound okay. I don't know what it is - I really liked the one I played a couple of years ago so really want to go and see this one. Also, it's in somebody's normal sized room so I am hoping to...
by quinie
23 Mar 2011, 20:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand Kawai GM 10
Replies: 32
Views: 8574

Re: Second hand Kawai GM 10

P S It does come with a stool! :D
by quinie
23 Mar 2011, 20:56
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand Kawai GM 10
Replies: 32
Views: 8574

Re: Second hand Kawai GM 10

Hi there! Thank you so much for your replies! It is funny - I was thinking about turning up with £4K cash and going with that. It is a private sale though and not a shop. I will definately look at the hammers and I will not be embarrassed to have a good look all around it to make sure everything loo...
by quinie
23 Mar 2011, 11:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Second hand Kawai GM 10
Replies: 32
Views: 8574

Second hand Kawai GM 10

Hi there, I'm going to look at a Kawai GM 10 baby grand on Saturday. It's priced at £4,500 and I wonder if anyone could advise me on any of the things I should look out for? The seller says it is a 2009 model and in very good condition. I have looked at one brand new and loved it but couldn't stretc...
by quinie
05 Aug 2009, 10:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How do I clean my ivory keys?
Replies: 6
Views: 2958

How do I clean my ivory keys?

My ivory keys feel a bit grubby - they look okay but they feel a bit sticky and they definately need a bit of a clean.

What should I clean them with?
by quinie
10 Jun 2009, 09:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Size of room for Kawai GM 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Re: Size of room for Kawai GM 10

Hi there - thanks for all your replies! The room has one long side and one short side - the short side gets the sun from about 4.30 in the afternoons when it is sunny - the other side doesn't really get any. It does have a proper ceiling, not glazed. It has brick walls all round - full height to two...
by quinie
09 Jun 2009, 11:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Size of room for Kawai GM 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2564

Size of room for Kawai GM 10

I tried out the above piano, really liked it and am now seriously thinking of buying one. We had a space picked out for it in our dining room but having measured the area much more carefully it is not going to fit in there at all :( We have a room at the side of the house that at the moment is calle...
by quinie
26 May 2009, 09:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai GM 10
Replies: 21
Views: 11558

Re: Kawai GM 10

Wow! Just came back to see if anyone has replied and there are loads!!! Thanks so much for the replies. I have to say I am a bit confused re the argument that seems to be going on and also the bit about where one has been seen for £6K but I am easily confused! I am a tad worried now though because I...
by quinie
23 May 2009, 21:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai GM 10
Replies: 21
Views: 11558

Kawai GM 10

I've just come back from a visit to Vale Pianos nr Worcester where I tried out a Kawai GM 10. I really really liked the piano and it's pretty much what I am looking for. The price tag was £7K which looks about right from what I can see from a bit of research. Does anybody know if these pianos have b...
by quinie
23 Apr 2009, 14:27
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: "Twiddly bits"
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

Re: "Twiddly bits"

It's the Op 0 no. 2 one!

I think it's the one called a "turn"

Thanks for your reply!
by quinie
23 Apr 2009, 12:35
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: "Twiddly bits"
Replies: 3
Views: 2256

"Twiddly bits"

Hi there, I've been playing for years but have only had a limited number of lessons 25 years ago and have not got much knowledge re theory. If I get some sheet music and practice and practice I can usually manage to learn to play reasonably complicated pieces - one of them being Beethoven's Pathetiq...
by quinie
15 Jan 2009, 10:36
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Piano music in SMA baby milk ad...
Replies: 0
Views: 1838

Piano music in SMA baby milk ad...

Does anybody know what it is? It is the advert where the Dad's voiceover is saying that he promises never to tell his wife that his mother thinks she is holding the baby wrong, and he promises to do 4am feeds and he promises to never tell her that her neck smells of baby sick and not perfume... it's...
by quinie
16 Sep 2008, 22:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Not sure if this is a stupid question but.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Again - thank you very much. Will go ahead and book the tuner! :D
by quinie
16 Sep 2008, 12:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Not sure if this is a stupid question but.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Hi there! Thanks for your replies. It is the sustain pedal - the one on the right - I don't actually know what they are technically called - I learned to play from a 90 year old woman years ago and she didn't used to use the pedals at all! I will book the tuner. He is blind - will this make a differ...
by quinie
15 Sep 2008, 11:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Not sure if this is a stupid question but.....
Replies: 6
Views: 2733

Not sure if this is a stupid question but.....

The pedal on my piano was making a clicking noise and it was driving me mad! In an attempt to find out what we could do about the noise my husband and I (and he is pretty good at this sort of thing) fiddled about with the pedal a lot and we actually changed how "hard" it was to press down. Before we...
by quinie
05 Sep 2008, 09:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Rogers upright to Rogers baby grand - worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Okay! I think your feelings are pretty clear on that one! :D What sort of grand or baby grand do I have to go to to get an upgrade then? What about the Yamaha ones - I looked at a few that were 5-10 years old and liked those - at the time I didn't have a lot of money but am a bit more flush now! ......
by quinie
04 Sep 2008, 09:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Rogers upright to Rogers baby grand - worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 3806

Rogers upright to Rogers baby grand - worth it?

I have got a Rogers upright piano that I got 4 years ago from a place called Acadamy Pianos in Hollywood, Birmingham. I paid £1,400 for it. I love this piano and it has a nice tone and ivory keys - it's from the 40's I think. I have had no problems with it and love it's light touch. I have bee...
by quinie
29 Jan 2008, 12:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How do I record myself?
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

Hi there

Thank you so much for your replies. I think I will ask my friend if I can use her digital then. I can just sit there with the headphones on I suppose and not be in the way!

You know what it is like though - you always play your own piano better!

Thanks again!
by quinie
28 Jan 2008, 16:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How do I record myself?
Replies: 6
Views: 2705

How do I record myself?

I know this sounds like a daft question but I don't know how to do it. We are getting married in May and I am no good at playing in front of an audience but thought it might be nice if I could record a few pieces to be played while we are signing the register etc etc. I have an upright rogers and co...
by quinie
20 Sep 2007, 12:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: "Silent" note sometimes when pedal is depressed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1798

"Silent" note sometimes when pedal is depressed?

One of the notes on my piano sometimes does not play if you have played it a few times in a row and have the pedal depressed - if you just go up to the piano and hit it normally it plays every time so does not seem to be damaged to the point where it will not play. However, in normal playing sometim...
by quinie
29 Mar 2007, 10:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bentley Upright - needs tuning after only 3 months - help!
Replies: 2
Views: 2087

Bentley Upright - needs tuning after only 3 months - help!

I went to look at a 1970's Bently upright last night for a friend of mine. The case was in good condition as were the workings and it played fine and had quite a nice tone to it. My only concern is that it had been tuned in December but it was desperately in need of a rune again now. My piano (Roger...
by quinie
08 Jun 2005, 10:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I want my piano to lock
Replies: 7
Views: 3979

I want my piano to lock

Can anyone tell me how I can get my piano to lock. There is no key (I have looked in all the usual places and had to whole piano apart to try and find one but no joy). I would like it to lock in the way that it was always supposed to - I don't like the sort of lock that fits over the piano and looks...
by quinie
15 Feb 2005, 13:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Academy Pianos - Birmingham
Replies: 1
Views: 2341

Academy Pianos - Birmingham

Anybody heard of Academy Pianos in Hollywood in Birmingham(?) - I am thinking of buying a Rogers upright piano from them and would welcome any advice. He appeared to be a dealer who dealt from home - St Francis Hall - loads of grands, brand new pianos (Yamahas) and also uprights.
by quinie
07 Feb 2005, 13:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Digital - are they any good
Replies: 8
Views: 5715

Digital - are they any good

Due to mess with piano at the moment (see "my piano won't stay tuned")other half thinks it may be worth looking at a digital one - in my mind I can't imagine that it would ever be anywhere near as good as a new one - what do you reckon?
by quinie
01 Feb 2005, 16:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: My piano won't stay tuned
Replies: 5
Views: 4145

Thanks for that. I read a lot yesterday about hydrating the piano. It is in a room with central heating but it is a dining room, kept pretty cool and the piano is miles away from the radiator (14ft) and it is out of direct sunlight, against an outside wall. The tuner wasn't very hopeful about it as ...
by quinie
31 Jan 2005, 12:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: My piano won't stay tuned
Replies: 5
Views: 4145

My piano won't stay tuned

I recently bought an old piano. A Wagener/Wagnes of Berlin seriel numbers stamped inside are 48002 / 5117. I had it tuned a week after it was delivered but even though that was only about 6/8 weeks ago it sounds terrible now. The tuner said that the bit that the tuning pins go into is worn out and t...