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by jordan2
13 May 2011, 12:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: harpsichord help
Replies: 3
Views: 4850

harpsichord help

Hi everyone, This may not be a proper post here but I am asking for kind help if anyone could offer. My friend will visit UK and she intends to buy a new harpsichord. Can I ask if anyone who could suggest any reputable dealers of new/second hand harpsichord? Dealers near (but not restricted) to Glas...
by jordan2
08 Apr 2011, 23:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: piano tuning course
Replies: 23
Views: 22279

piano tuning course

No intention to be a professional tuner at all. Being a concert pianist, I am very interested to know if there is any part-time or short training course on piano tunings/repair? Better be in Scotland. I think it is vitally important for serious pianists to have a wee bit of tuning experience and bas...
by jordan2
02 Apr 2011, 00:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: humidity and pianos
Replies: 9
Views: 10945

humidity and pianos

Currently, my room is about 55 % humidity read on the hygrometer. It says the ideal humidity would be 40-50%. Do I have to dehumidifier it or just leave as it is? I am taking care of a piano for my friend at this moment and will buy one very soon. We are living very close in Scotland. I suppose the ...
by jordan2
30 Mar 2011, 20:43
Forum: Idle Chitchat
Topic: piano stool
Replies: 15
Views: 15057

piano stool

Just curious to ask why most concert piano stools are bottoned?
Does it improve the comfortness?
by jordan2
30 Mar 2011, 20:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos
Replies: 26
Views: 26429

Re: some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos

The reason I exclude all non-phoenixed models is that I am a pioneering academic in structural mechanics and I have to gear myself to anything that is applicable AND PROVEN to modern piano. You have pointed out a very very good question---the richness of 170 model bass. The power of 170 is in my poi...
by jordan2
30 Mar 2011, 09:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos
Replies: 26
Views: 26429

Re: some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos

For S-phoenix 272, hands down, much much better than any of Steinway D I have ever played That's quite a compelling statement. Thanks for sharing your experience. It would be interesting to have a side-by-side comparison with a Steinway D and invite 10 concert pianists to share their opinion on the...
by jordan2
30 Mar 2011, 00:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos
Replies: 26
Views: 26429

some thoughts on phoenix/steingraeber-phoniex pianos

I just came back from Hurstwood Farm owned by Richard Dain, a steingraeber&shone’s dealer, who fit their own patented Phoenix system on the steingraeber pianos, which is branded as steingraeber-phoenix piano. They also start to produce the first batch of their own brand-phoenix pianos which have alm...
by jordan2
27 Mar 2011, 01:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?
Replies: 18
Views: 14408

Re: any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?

Barrie, s&s means steinway and sons or steingrabe?
How do you think of the carbon reaction or soundboard?
by jordan2
24 Mar 2011, 20:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?
Replies: 18
Views: 14408

Re: any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?

Hi, Actually the owner of the farm, Richard Dain was very nice to me. He booked a local farm guest room and a free dinner for me. I suggest you call them directly and I am pretty sure you will be better treated. I will keep you guys updated once i come back from Hurstwood. I look forward to be stunn...
by jordan2
22 Mar 2011, 20:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?
Replies: 18
Views: 14408

any idea of the phoenix piano in hurtswood farm?

Hi, I was turned down by the bluthner owner and I have to search piano with a budget 15k-20k for a baby grand (5'8) around again for my parents. For myself, I am still interested in Steinway and will visit shackell next week to see if I like those in stock. Just curious to know if any of the technic...
by jordan2
22 Mar 2011, 20:28
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: grand piano removal
Replies: 17
Views: 15106

Re: grand piano removal

sorry for the late reply. I appreciate all the good advice received from this forum! thumb up! I am buying one piano for my own and another for my parents. A bit messed up. I have checked with the bluthner from a private owner. Unfortunately, the owner refused to sell the piano anymore (as he might ...
by jordan2
11 Mar 2011, 12:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: moving piano
Replies: 7
Views: 8234

moving piano

Dear all, I am moving a precious grand piano.
I was recommended by the following company G&R Removals
http://www.gandrremovals.co.uk


Have anyone used their service? Are they reputable? I welcome any comments (either here or by messaging me).
Many thanks!
by jordan2
26 Feb 2011, 13:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: grand piano removal
Replies: 17
Views: 15106

grand piano removal

Dear all, Just ask helpf if anyone could recommend a good removal company to remove a grand 5'5 bluthner from london surrey (gronnd floor) to glasgow city centre?(4th floor) I need good recommendations and can I ask do these companies offer insurance for removal? Any info and comments are highly app...