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by ATG
15 May 2011, 18:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: harpsichord help
Replies: 3
Views: 1472

Re: harpsichord help

Morleys have a well stocked showroom with new and second hand instruments but the styling of some of them is not particularly authentic. Your friend could also try the Early Music Shop showroom in Denmark Street, London where more authentic copies are likely to be found. Further north there is only ...
by ATG
21 Mar 2011, 21:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: grand piano removal
Replies: 17
Views: 5139

Re: grand piano removal

No-one seems to have questioned the logistics or practicality of getting a grand onto the 4th floor!! It's a heavy beast and no goods lift will be big enough, that's assuming that you have a goods lift. And is the structure man enough for the load? Timber floors? Noise to the neighbours? But good lu...
by ATG
28 Dec 2009, 22:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano on death row
Replies: 4
Views: 2231

Re: Piano on death row

Just to check, am I right in assuming that "chopping it up for firewood" implies a timber frame, not an iron one? If so, it might be old enough to be considered a late fortepiano. If not, they've still got to get the iron frame out of the window even if the timber casework is chopped up.
by ATG
24 Nov 2009, 22:13
Forum: Piano Showcase
Topic: 1910 Bluthner Concert Grand, Restrung but otherwise original
Replies: 3
Views: 2768

Re: 1910 Bluthner Concert Grand, Restrung but otherwise original

I've always loved the Holberg Suite, can't understand why Grieg gets bad press. Your playing is wonderful Joseph!!
by ATG
06 Oct 2009, 21:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Baby Grand investment?
Replies: 11
Views: 5121

Re: Baby Grand investment?

Looks like the Classic T is very similar to our Conservatoire, and I agree, the sound is wonderful. When we first got it I used to play just random notes with the sustain pedal down, and the general wash of harmonics was just wonderful, and for so long as well. Shame they're closing - is this still ...
by ATG
13 Jul 2009, 21:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help needed please!
Replies: 42
Views: 12727

Re: Help needed please!

Well having had ours for nearly a year now I would say go for the Conservatoire while you can still get one. Beautiful sound and action, and no hinge along the top lid to make vases wobble (my wife said to put in that last bit).

ATG
by ATG
09 Jun 2009, 21:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Size of room for Kawai GM 10
Replies: 5
Views: 2559

Re: Size of room for Kawai GM 10

I agree with Vernon, in my line of work (house surveys) most conservatories are too hot for comfort from about April to September, particularly if the sun's out, in which case your Kawai would soon be in flat pack form. Does your sun room have a glazed roof or is it just a wall of windows? Does it f...
by ATG
08 Apr 2009, 21:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Best place for spares and accessories
Replies: 2
Views: 1667

Re: Best place for spares and accessories

Korg OT-120 is a multi temperament tuner which will sound a reference pitch for each note, cost around £90. I have the older OT-12 model and its absolutely brilliant, much better than the ones with just a needle and a couple of left and right LEDs. Because of the way they pick up pitches, most react...
by ATG
12 Mar 2009, 22:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Acoustic harpsichord V digital ones
Replies: 14
Views: 5360

Re: The New Kemble Chopin

Do your Wm de Blaise's have the orange coloured sharps and a triangular shape which goes the wrong way? Nearly bought one years ago. Only wanted £600 for it aswell.

ATG
by ATG
11 Mar 2009, 22:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Acoustic harpsichord V digital ones
Replies: 14
Views: 5360

Acoustic harpsichord V digital ones

Can't see it on their website? Is it new or has it been around for yonks and you've only just seen one?!!! Like me seeing my first 09 car today. Perhaps they will next do a Kemble Bach, with marbled casework and really thin strings so you have to tune it each time you play. Maybe not..... Question: ...
by ATG
09 Mar 2009, 22:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Who's the Daddy?
Replies: 7
Views: 3232

Re: Who's the Daddy?

Ulrich Gerhartz was on Midweek on Radio 4 on Wednesday 25th Feb, you can still listen to the program if you follow this link:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/mid ... 0225.shtml

Hope this helps.

ATG
by ATG
13 Feb 2009, 22:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Are big or small cups better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2979

Re: Are big or small cups better?

Pianomate wrote:Mine's sat on the same bakelite cups it has had since the 1930s.
Ha, ha, I bet you haven't worked out yet where the fishy smell in your piano room is coming from.

ATG
by ATG
21 Jan 2009, 22:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Web site down time
Replies: 3
Views: 2228

Re: Web site down time

I must say I was a bit bad tempered last night when I could not get my fix. :shock:
by ATG
14 Jan 2009, 22:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Welmar 120 Upright - wise purchase choice?
Replies: 10
Views: 4908

Re: New Welmar 120 Upright - wise purchase choice?

As a Conservatoire owner I second that.
by ATG
24 Dec 2008, 23:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano advice
Replies: 30
Views: 8682

You do realise that google has probably had more searches for Einaudi over the last few days than for the whole of the rest of the year, as a result of this thread? I've certainly done it...

ATG
by ATG
22 Dec 2008, 22:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New piano advice
Replies: 30
Views: 8682

Model V wrote:I know Kemble are now owned by Yamaha but I cannot associate "Class" with the name (it took a very long time for people to take Skoda seriously).
We've got 2 Skodas and a Kemble Conservatoire so I suppose we are not classy. But all three are magnificent creations.

ATG 8)
by ATG
07 Dec 2008, 22:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Restoration Project
Replies: 8
Views: 3934

Is it a cabinet upright - about 6ft tall? If so, we have one dated around 1845 with loads of rosewood and original looking cloth on the upper panel. Sounds ropey but then its not been tuned for many years.

ATG
by ATG
04 Dec 2008, 22:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Sauter Sound
Replies: 17
Views: 10024

Lovely sound and excellent playing!

Two questions:

1. What are the pieces/composers?

2. Looks like you may have a tiled floor. Did you have to alter the sound with rugs, etc?

Thanks again,

ATG
by ATG
22 Nov 2008, 22:12
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: Becoming a vegetarian - ideas?
Replies: 54
Views: 16026

As a veggie of some 20 years or so I can tell you that the memory of sausage and bacon and black pud is very dear to me, and when I get the chance (away from the missus at the firm's christmas do, for instance) I do regress and indulge myself. That said, it's not too bad being meat free but it is a ...
by ATG
18 Nov 2008, 22:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kemble 124, Kemble Mozart or a Yamaha U3S?
Replies: 6
Views: 3346

First post so Hi to everyone. I had to reply to this as we were in a similar position a few weeks ago, and ended up getting a Kemble Conservatoire which I presume is the same as the 124 you mention as it's 124cm high. The sound is just glorious and I cannot fault it in any way. The Mozart is in a 12...