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by pockpock
02 May 2010, 15:10
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: amplifier for Yamaha DGX 630
Replies: 0
Views: 3676

amplifier for Yamaha DGX 630

I have a Yahama DBX 630 keyboard. It is not loud enough for use in church. Can anyone recommend the best amplifier to buy. I have considered Behringer Ultratone K900FX and Roland KC60 but am put off from the latter by some customer reviews on the web. Has anyone any experience or advice about this?
by pockpock
14 Mar 2009, 21:46
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Yamaha DGX 630 accessories
Replies: 1
Views: 4524

Yamaha DGX 630 accessories

I have just bought a Yamaha DGX 630 keyboard and I am very pleased with it. But it is for use in church and concerts as well as home. I think it needs amplification. Can anyone suggest a suitable amplifier and how to connect amplifier to keyboard. Also does anyone know who makes a suitable carrier b...
by pockpock
24 Apr 2008, 20:23
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Polish rebuilds
Replies: 22
Views: 16413

Please explain who is Mr Dain?
by pockpock
22 Dec 2007, 15:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: any ideas???
Replies: 59
Views: 32296

by pockpock
11 Aug 2007, 09:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boston GP218
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Thanks for your comments: I get the message that the problem with Bostons is that they are based on a Steinway design [not sure why this is a bad thing rather than a good] and that they use out of date Kawai technology - and that the Kawai technology has improved with the most recent series. [though...
by pockpock
06 Aug 2007, 19:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boston GP218
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Thank you for those replies. There is a trade off required here: with a budget of say 15K pounds I could have either a small, new grand, or a big (7 ft) second hand grand. Anything ten years or more old will be based on out of date technology. Is the added value of a big powerful Ferrari worth the d...
by pockpock
05 Aug 2007, 19:32
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boston GP218
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Thanks Gill. Since posting I have found in the 2006/7 supplement to The Piano Book it says "In 2005 Boston replaced its 7ft 2 model GP-218 with a newly redesigned 7ft 1 in model GP-215 grand. The company says that a modified rim shape and bracing, increased string length in the mid treble and other ...
by pockpock
04 Aug 2007, 18:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boston GP218
Replies: 13
Views: 11689

Boston GP218

My local Steinway dealer in Wales has what seems a very nice Boston GP218, ten years old in excellent condition, which he will service. It has been used by a professional who has given up. He says the size is equivalent to a Steinway Model C (current new price 68K)What do you experts think of the GP...
by pockpock
05 May 2007, 22:08
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Offenberg
Replies: 3
Views: 4348

offenberg

He says it is NOT a Steinmayer. It is better than them. Agreed it is a made up name. I don't know which factory (or even which country). What is going on here? How comes a piano can arrive without a brand, and the dealer give it a made up name. Could it be a great bargain? After all, you are not pay...
by pockpock
16 Apr 2007, 07:06
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Offenberg
Replies: 3
Views: 4348

Offenberg

My local dealer is offering a 5ft 2in piano at ?5250. It is unlabelled but is an 'Offenberg'. This make does not feature on the web or in Larry Fine's 'Piano Book'. It sounds and looks excellent. I note Fine's comments in the latest supplement (p 10) that luxury goods are sold largely on image...app...
by pockpock
26 Jan 2007, 23:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Steinway as an investment
Replies: 1
Views: 3336

Steinway as an investment

I have just been looking at the Steinway website and their claims (under the heading 'A Sound investment') that only a Steinway is a good investment. To support this claim they quote evidence, e.g. from Forbes, dating back to the 1980s. Surely this is a poor show from such a prestigious firm. What i...
by pockpock
12 Jan 2007, 08:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?
Replies: 10
Views: 8772

Thanks PianoGuy. It is on Ebay currently (11.1.07) for a second time, asking 11,000 pounds starting bid. Owner insists it is a 1920 model. By your advice, 8 x overpriced? What do you think having had a look?
by pockpock
08 Jan 2007, 22:44
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?
Replies: 10
Views: 8772

Thanks PianoGuy, but can I just clarify?; your first reply said you thought ?2-3K was the right price; then you agreed with Fine who says 10-14K dollars which is roughly ?5-7K. Are you now supporting the higher figure?
by pockpock
07 Jan 2007, 23:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?
Replies: 10
Views: 8772

Thanks for your input. Wasn't sure whether I was on the UK forum or the USA one. I am new to these forums and they don't seem as easy to use as the cricket ones I use a lot. The piano is said to have a walnut finish and real ivory keys; It was not played for 50 years so maybe despite the age still h...
by pockpock
07 Jan 2007, 19:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?
Replies: 10
Views: 8772

Thank you, PianoGuy. According to the Piano Book p 213 its serial number (201K+) dates it to 1896, but you are right, p211 says they started making Model O in 1900. So I am mystified. The current owner thinks it is 1920s. When you said 2-3K do you mean UK pounds? .
by pockpock
07 Jan 2007, 17:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?
Replies: 10
Views: 8772

1896 Steinway Model O - how to value?

What do members think about vintage Steinways? This one dates from 1896 according to the Piano Book by Larry Fine. It was not played from 1950 to 2001 and since then has been used for piano lessons and is said to be in good condition. The price list in the 2001 Piano book is in dollars and now out o...