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by pianocat
18 Jan 2014, 15:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha P121 Made
Replies: 6
Views: 9865

Re: Yamaha P121 Made

Thanks Barry
by pianocat
16 Jan 2014, 21:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pianos that made for EU weather
Replies: 7
Views: 9352

Re: Pianos that made for EU weather

cheers barry!
by pianocat
16 Jan 2014, 21:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha P121 Made
Replies: 6
Views: 9865

Yamaha P121 Made

I have read conflicting information about where Yamaha P121 are manufactured- some say in Indonesia but with European Components, some say they are made in UK.

Can someone clarify this please.

Thanks
by pianocat
16 Jan 2014, 19:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pianos that made for EU weather
Replies: 7
Views: 9352

Re: Pianos that made for EU weather

pianos with S/numbers starting with 4 and up are taken down to accommodate EU and North American heating systems
Can I ask did you mean s/numbers from 1966 onward?

http://usa.yamaha.com/support/finding_a ... aha_piano/

e.g.

1966 - 489000?
by pianocat
16 Jan 2014, 19:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pianos that made for EU weather
Replies: 7
Views: 9352

Re: Pianos that made for EU weather

Thanks for these advice!

I will also look into Kawai K15!
by pianocat
15 Jan 2014, 14:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pianos that made for EU weather
Replies: 7
Views: 9352

Pianos that made for EU weather

Hi I originally planned to buy a reconditioned Yamaha piano, but after reading this from Yamaha official website, I'm not sure whether it's the right thing to do as Yamaha reconditioned piano are made in Japan to suit its local weather. http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/ContentDetail/Text_WithCatM...
by pianocat
21 Jun 2013, 09:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 13297

Re: Where's the best place to put a piano

I just have a cheapy NEW Ebay one at the moment - got it last month.... called " Thermo Meter" .... but it does the job. At the moment - it reads 19.8 degrees C and 65% relative humidity [can swap to Farenheit aswell]. If you are away it also records the max/min recordings. Just requires 1 X AAA ba...
by pianocat
20 Jun 2013, 18:39
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 13297

Re: Where's the best place to put a piano

One suggestion.... buy a digital hygrometer/ thermometer on Amazon.... fairly cheap - and place it in one room at a time for a couple of days or so. The recommended guidelines are that the humidity levels should be around 55% [av. 40 - 70%] .... and temperature around 16 - 20 degrees C. Try each ro...
by pianocat
20 Jun 2013, 11:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 13297

Re: Where's the best place to put a piano

Thank you for the advices.

Is there anything that I can do if I choose to put it in the kitchen/diner.
Like a cover or protective sheet (when it's not in used) so that the damage can reduced to the lowest?
by pianocat
19 Jun 2013, 11:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 13297

Where's the best place to put a piano

Hi I have a small house and I am struggling to think where would be the best place to put a piano.I teach piano too so I want the piano to be in a place that is good for me and the students. 1. A Large Wooden Shed - I have a decent sized wooden shed outside the house where the previous owner used it...
by pianocat
20 Mar 2013, 15:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

There are lots of other makes other than Yamahas out there. Whilst Yamaha seem to be a default ( I dont want to think for myself) option it does concern me the fact that they seem to need a big overhaul at just 30 years old with new bass strings, loops, key tops and other things. I have also seen q...
by pianocat
19 Mar 2013, 21:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

Thanks for the tips!!! It sounds like the rule of thumbs to buy a piano is to try it before hand, even for a new one! I hate it where there is a limited choice where I live :-( Does anyone knows where else I can try out pianos in York, other than Stephen Brandon Pianos Of Yorkshire and Bridge Music ...
by pianocat
19 Mar 2013, 17:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 2nd hand U3-Mark Goodwin vs other piano dealers?
Replies: 14
Views: 16851

Re: 2nd hand U3-Mark Goodwin vs other piano dealers?

Hello piano people! I'm in the market for a second hand upright, and have been recommended a Yamaha U3. I've checked a few out in dealerships and online, and I wondered if anyone has any wisdom to share as to whether Mark Goodwin's reconditioned uprights are much better than others? I visited Richa...
by pianocat
19 Mar 2013, 17:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

Haven't tried Essex or Kawai yet, although I did come across some forums suggesting Kawai K3 is as good as or better than U3. Has anyone tried Kawai US-60/70 and Boston 125 (Steinway & Sons)? I have tried Boston 125- I like the sound, but the keys are heavier than Yamaha (more difficult to play fast...
by pianocat
19 Mar 2013, 12:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

I have just gone through the same process - except I was considering a new U1. I consider myself reasonably competant - Grade 5. I spoke to plenty of non biased dealers and played a few of both. I went for the B3 - it is a great piano for the money. Chris Venables - who contributes extensively to t...
by pianocat
17 Mar 2013, 15:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

Hi Thanks for your advice. The piano seller is also a piano technician who own a piano shop, do you think I should always consult a different technician to confirm the quality of a second hand product? What is the life span of a Yamaha U3? It's 33 years old now, and I am planning to use it for at le...
by pianocat
17 Mar 2013, 15:14
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

The seller himself is a piano technician who also sell piano, do you think I should always ask a second opinion from a different technician?

What is the life span of a Yamaha U3? Since it's already 33 years old and I am planning to use it for another 30-50 years at least...
by pianocat
16 Mar 2013, 19:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 27878

New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

Hi I have been deliberating over these two choices: New Yamaha B3 - £3977 Used Yamaha U3 - £3750 (c1980) I have read forums where it's suggested that B3 is just like Yamaha U1, except that the sound board is different. Although personally I am leaning towards the sound of the used Yamaha U3, but I a...