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by Kemble King
29 Nov 2012, 12:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann, coming to a solution
Replies: 46
Views: 32138

Re: Brodmann, coming to a solution

Brodmann warranty...best of luck with that. A company is only as good as its back up service. Stick to you're guns with Brodmann. They would of been happy enough to take you're money at the beginning. The technician has been fair with his findings and the dealer wouldn't of known about the action fa...
by Kemble King
20 Oct 2011, 00:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: bosendorfer 130 CL upright
Replies: 3
Views: 6592

Re: bosendorfer 130 CL upright

Fully agree with Joe on this one. Vastly over rated piano that are not as good sounding as Yamaha or Kawai at a third of its price.

Regards

Kk
by Kemble King
04 May 2011, 10:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: More Help Please !
Replies: 27
Views: 21509

Re: More Help Please !

good stuff, not many characters in the trade at the moment!! Good to hear your keeping your hand in also. Where about in the US?

Regards

Gordon
by Kemble King
03 May 2011, 21:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: More Help Please !
Replies: 27
Views: 21509

Re: More Help Please !

Hello James, longtime no speak? How's the taxi business?

Regards

Kk
by Kemble King
01 May 2011, 19:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: More Help Please !
Replies: 27
Views: 21509

Re: More Help Please !

Wendls are not cheap pianos to buy. But are a very good product.
by Kemble King
01 May 2011, 19:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: More Help Please !
Replies: 27
Views: 21509

Re: More Help Please !

We sold an ex-demo Wendl and lung 4 years ago for £1995. the customer is on a buy back promise of £1000 when he leaves next year. There aren't many pianos out there now that you can buy that are less than £1000. Mr Goodwin, if you had gone to Frankfurt this year to the Music-Messe you would of cours...
by Kemble King
30 Apr 2011, 16:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: More Help Please !
Replies: 27
Views: 21509

Re: More Help Please !

Wendl and Lung are fantastic value for money pianos. They knock spots of any old scruffy Yamaha or Kawai's. To offer £400 for one secondhand is an insult to any 3 year old piano. I would estimate between £1995 and £2,400 would be a fare price to pay for it. Tuning stability on Wendl's are great. At ...
by Kemble King
18 Oct 2010, 19:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Kawai vs 2nd Hand Chappell
Replies: 17
Views: 17752

Re: New Kawai vs 2nd Hand Chappell

street selling price is around £2700 for the K15.

Ask the dealer to voice the Kawai for you and Im sure you will prefer the Kawai. It will last you much longer than the Chappel.

Regards

KK
by Kemble King
22 Sep 2010, 20:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Which piano should I buy?
Replies: 8
Views: 9015

Re: Which piano should I buy?

thats a very good price on the Kemble that has been given.
by Kemble King
10 Jul 2010, 13:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New
Replies: 37
Views: 43774

Re: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New

libellous? You must not have seen Mr Goodwins sponsored links on google advising customers not to buy Yamaha B-Series pianos ( I personally have still not seen a bad brand new Yamaha ). I did not say that I was not needing money, I only said that I was not deperate for work. With reference back to t...
by Kemble King
10 Jul 2010, 10:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New
Replies: 37
Views: 43774

Re: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New

PG is god!!
by Kemble King
08 Jul 2010, 12:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New
Replies: 37
Views: 43774

Re: Secondhand Yamaha U3 versus New

Ive been looking on Mark Goodwins website!!!! Well theres your first mistake in a search for a good piano Im affraid. KK Charming. Why would anyone want to buy a piano from someone prepared to slag off a fellow retailer. You really are a nasty piece of work, aren't you, Gordon. Im a piano tuner tec...
by Kemble King
27 Jan 2010, 22:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bechstein A190 vs Petrof Storm (194)
Replies: 6
Views: 9080

Re: Bechstein A190 vs Petrof Storm (194)

I tuned a Petrof grand recently. Good quality product. Very rich sound as well.

Enjoy

KK
by Kemble King
26 Jan 2010, 22:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bechstein A190 vs Petrof Storm (194)
Replies: 6
Views: 9080

Re: Bechstein A190 vs Petrof Storm (194)

Mason and Hamlin are every bit as good as any Steinway but a 3rd cheaper. Seriously good pianos and worth trying to import new or used.

KK
by Kemble King
01 Oct 2009, 22:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: eavestaff royal pianette mini piano
Replies: 3
Views: 6230

Re: eavestaff royal pianette mini piano

Very clever pianos as well. If its a good one, it might be worth hanging onto.
by Kemble King
16 Sep 2009, 00:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help an old piano
Replies: 10
Views: 12555

Re: Help an old piano

yes, sorry to hear about the damage that has happened to your piano. We had 22 pianos written off last week due to flood damage in the basement of our shop. If there is anything that you would like to know regarding having it accessed for insurance purpose or repair, please feel free to contact me. ...
by Kemble King
11 Aug 2009, 23:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?
Replies: 33
Views: 25041

Re: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?

well what did they say Joseph?
by Kemble King
30 Jul 2009, 20:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?
Replies: 33
Views: 25041

Re: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?

I visited the Fazioli factory in June. I dont think Paulo gives a monkey's really about who makes the best piano as long as it is his. Amazing factory tour, his workers have all the time in the world to make pianos and I dont think they would not want to be represented in the UK, as Paulo's passion ...
by Kemble King
28 Jul 2009, 21:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help needed please!
Replies: 42
Views: 32197

Re: Help needed please!

Hello PG, good to see you have made a return to the Forum.

Regards

KK
by Kemble King
28 Jul 2009, 18:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?
Replies: 33
Views: 25041

Re: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?

I thought Yahama were in a 5 year commitment to keep Bobendorfers in Vienna?!
by Kemble King
28 Jul 2009, 08:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?
Replies: 33
Views: 25041

Re: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?

It wont be long until Steinway are made in the far east as well. 90% of there pianos are made for export anyway.
by Kemble King
26 Jul 2009, 21:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?
Replies: 33
Views: 25041

Re: Yamaha to close down Bosendorfer?

Uncle James, when he was doing your hire last week in that little church for you?
by Kemble King
23 Jul 2009, 21:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Help needed please!
Replies: 42
Views: 32197

Re: Help needed please!

I thought I was obsessed with my local competition, but this is "pure galous man"!!
by Kemble King
16 Jul 2009, 23:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

Estonia pianos were never made by bad craftsmen, they only had a limited source of material to work with as every part had to be sourced in Russia until they broke away in 1991.

Yet again may I say that a country does not make a piano, people do.

KK
by Kemble King
16 Jul 2009, 16:15
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

Loose Bridges? Never really come across a loose bridge,what with the tremendous down bearing from the strings on a bridge.

Anyway, Moscow.

But I will be Russian back.

KK
by Kemble King
16 Jul 2009, 15:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

Mason and Hamlin grands are amongst the best,can hardly compare then to Estonia.Estonia price range should be entry level chinese instruments say between £5K to £10k not £12k plus.Strange KK thinks all pianos are not problem free,yeh a sticky note,a wandering unison,a broken string,a squeky pedal,t...
by Kemble King
16 Jul 2009, 00:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

30 years of knowledge from the best in the business,because it makes profit occasionally does not make it a good piano, complaints are common place with the brand we know are asked to repair the odd one from time to time.Baldwin,Kimball etc are awful but if they make you money suppose we should rea...
by Kemble King
15 Jul 2009, 19:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

Joe by name Jo by nature!!

That only shows how little you really know about Estonia Pianos? But everyone is entitled to their own opinion even a " Weegie ". Check the American Forum and see for yourself how well respected the Estonia brand is so highly regarded.

Regards

Kemble King
by Kemble King
04 May 2009, 15:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 16042

Re: Pleyel (upright) Pianos - opinions

I look after a Pleyel that is about 8 years old. Its a pig to tune and stays in tune for about a week before its needing done again.

Was the Pleyel factory not bought over by the French Government as a YTS factory for unemployed people in Paris?

Regards

The King
by Kemble King
30 Apr 2009, 12:11
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Piano-Head Returns
Replies: 29
Views: 23127

Re: The Piano-Head Returns

Cool, I will try and change my name later to my own, seeings that Kemble are closing down anyway, there couldnt be a better time. Anyway regarding small shops V Big shop, since I began in retail nearly 6 years ago now we have grown from 8 pianos on the first day of opening to nearly 80. This has com...
by Kemble King
29 Apr 2009, 20:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Piano-Head Returns
Replies: 29
Views: 23127

The Piano-Head Returns

Nice to see Mr Piano-Head has returned back to the forum. I knew he wouldnt be able to stay away for long, whoever he might be, by the way!! :wink:
by Kemble King
27 Apr 2009, 19:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: determining piano value
Replies: 13
Views: 13308

Re: determining piano value

If you can step up your budget a wee bit you can then have your pick of Brodmann, Perzina or Wendl etc etc. Anything lower and you are then stepping into the secondhand Yamaha zones and can quite often be a lottery on quality.
by Kemble King
24 Apr 2009, 09:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann BU-121
Replies: 19
Views: 18745

Re: Brodmann BU-121

The wholesaler for Brodmann in Scotland is The Edinburgh Piano Company Ltd. Contact is James Cameron. The dealers for Brodmann in Scotland are McLarens Piano Superstore, Cylde Street, Glasgow. Gordon Bell Pianos Ltd, 45 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen Moray Firth Pianos, Inverness and Elgin Edinburgh Pi...
by Kemble King
24 Apr 2009, 09:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H.G.Schubert piano
Replies: 38
Views: 27574

Re: H.G.Schubert piano

Dont spit you dummy out the pram, its good to have a different point of view. It is a forum after all.

I was starting to enjoy yer banter!!
by Kemble King
24 Apr 2009, 08:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kemble
Replies: 57
Views: 42158

Re: Kemble

I suppose you could compare my "boxter s" to a Boston grand as well.
by Kemble King
23 Apr 2009, 21:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann BU-121
Replies: 19
Views: 18745

Re: Brodmann BU-121

after 3 tunings on a 187 they are "rock Solid" on the tuning as well. We use a 187 as our hire grand, it's now 2 years old, has been hired out over 50 times and has good reviews from some very talented pianists.
by Kemble King
23 Apr 2009, 21:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kemble
Replies: 57
Views: 42158

Re: Kemble

in dark green? I used to have a golf driver MK2. My comparisson to it now is an old Bluthner with slightly slack pins....but somehow manages to stay in tune. Awesome cars.
by Kemble King
23 Apr 2009, 21:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: ESTONIA PIANOS ?
Replies: 27
Views: 22748

Re: ESTONIA PIANOS ?

Estonia is a quality product and they have done very well in re-inventing themselves since 1992. The person who started this thread may just be a dealer who probably cant get hold of quality makers like Estonia, Brodmann and such like. You often find they just prefer to slate them instead to try and...
by Kemble King
23 Apr 2009, 20:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kemble
Replies: 57
Views: 42158

Re: Kemble

I agree PianoGuy, but a wee Fazer is always a nice wee find. A bit like a Mk2 Golf 16v with BBS alloys.
by Kemble King
23 Apr 2009, 15:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H.G.Schubert piano
Replies: 38
Views: 27574

Re: H.G.Schubert piano

I didnt say they were better than Kawai or Yam. I said they were better value for money than a low end Yamaha. I'm really just talking about value for money.

A lot of unbranded chinese pianos can be made to be very good after a few hours work on them.
by Kemble King
22 Apr 2009, 17:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H.G.Schubert piano
Replies: 38
Views: 27574

Re: H.G.Schubert piano

At the start of this thread I did not realise it was a grand and thought was an upright. That is why it has got a little confusing.

My apologies Mr Piano-Head
by Kemble King
22 Apr 2009, 15:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H.G.Schubert piano
Replies: 38
Views: 27574

Re: H.G.Schubert piano

Kemble king in one hand your telling person there are better piano about than H G Schubert and then defending the piano in your next tread,and am quite sure the person will be paying for rent and delivery,unless the piano has been supplied FREE GRATIUS,hardly seems likely,its fire wood same,what pi...
by Kemble King
22 Apr 2009, 15:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H G SCUBERT INSRUMENTS
Replies: 3
Views: 5119

Re: H G SCUBERT INSRUMENTS

You can play at my shop if you like? Are you ever in the Aberdeen area?
by Kemble King
21 Apr 2009, 10:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: H.G.Schubert piano
Replies: 38
Views: 27574

Re: H.G.Schubert piano

HG Schubert is not low end brand quality its just not as well known as Yam or Kawai. The small Schubert grands and uprights are certainly better than low end Yams. I think you will find value for money is the Key here, and the dealer has been very good to hire out a grand on long term hire in the fi...
by Kemble King
11 Apr 2009, 12:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Upright Suggestions £1500
Replies: 37
Views: 26755

Re: Upright Suggestions £1500

Aye but funny!!
by Kemble King
11 Apr 2009, 12:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Upright Suggestions £1500
Replies: 37
Views: 26755

Re: Upright Suggestions £1500

£1500 on an upright is a pretty low budget. I think the main problem here is that the customer is skint. So no point sending brochures out boys.

I always refuse to sell to DSS
by Kemble King
19 Mar 2009, 21:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Steinmeyer Pianos
Replies: 11
Views: 24932

Re: Steinmeyer Pianos

vernon wrote:That's if you don't mind the Fazer cardboard casework.
Where do you find the s/h Danemanns? Now that's a piano.
I got heaps for you to choose from Vern? Maybe we can work out a wee deal.

Just dont prang the Fazers, and they should be good for a while.

Regards

Kemble King
by Kemble King
19 Mar 2009, 20:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Steinmeyer Pianos
Replies: 11
Views: 24932

Re: Steinmeyer Pianos

Not sure about Steinmeyer pianos.

I would go for the secondhand option of the Fazer or Danemann. Both are excellent pianos, way before cheap end Pearl River.
by Kemble King
17 Mar 2009, 22:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha S4
Replies: 23
Views: 20991

Re: Yamaha S4

wierd how it wont stay in tune. I had a C3 like that a few years ago. It was as if the frame had slight movement in it. It eventually held in tune, but it did take 2 years.

What do you think is up with the stability of the S4?

Regards

Kemble King
by Kemble King
17 Mar 2009, 21:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha S4
Replies: 23
Views: 20991

Re: Yamaha S4

But I thought that everyone thought that Yamaha's were the best thing since sliced bread?

Sounds like a Steinway would urinate all over it and both priced the same as well.