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by NewAge
25 Jul 2014, 08:45
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Steinberg Berlin
Replies: 9
Views: 3911

Re: Steinberg Berlin

Colin, an interesting thread. Your photos appear to show a well-made, pretty sturdy piano. Does it have two or three pedals? A random search threw up this Steinberg Berlin http://www.amadeus-pianos.com.ar/es/venta/verticales/steinberg/fotos/steinberg%201.jpg which appears to have a similar leg style...
by NewAge
27 Jun 2014, 12:01
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Schulze Pollmann made in china
Replies: 15
Views: 5764

Re: Schulze Pollmann made in china

Colin, I agree this could possibly be a little doubtful, especially considering the faults in the 2nd paragraph. The name on their webside and also the fallboard is indeed 'Schulze Pollmann'. Their website indicates the model 109P but gives no indication of price. The Piano Buyer however shows nothi...
by NewAge
19 Jun 2014, 16:53
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

Re: Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...

If it's what I think it means, I can think of one first rate company still in existence which is older than Bosendorfer. Yes indeed. Burkat Shudi founded that company in 1728 and still in operation today. Bosie opened 100 years later. Ah, the John Broadwood connection. Your knowledge and memory are...
by NewAge
19 Jun 2014, 13:49
Forum: Piano History
Topic: A. Lenz approx. date?
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Re: A. Lenz approx. date?

Colin,
An excellent rebuild blog. (I'm pleased to read that it was "sensitively dismantled").
Perhaps there's a parallel career for you as a midwife....... :wink:
by NewAge
17 Jun 2014, 22:57
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...
Replies: 6
Views: 3194

Re: Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...

I agree with Barrie, I had the site time out too. Excuse my ignorance, but on the above comment - and also mentioned in the blog, what exactly does, "the oldest premier piano manufacturer in the world" mean? If it's what I think it means, I can think of one first rate company still in existence whic...
by NewAge
22 Mar 2014, 00:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Lipp Piano
Replies: 2
Views: 1614

Re: Lipp Piano

It certainly appears to be. You can see the strings crossing at top left.
by NewAge
14 Mar 2014, 08:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How much this piano can value?
Replies: 4
Views: 1924

Re: How much this piano can value?

Go back IMMEDIATELY to see the fellow that offered $6,000 for the piano - don't walk, RUN , and grab the money. If he says he's changed his mind (he will) ask him to take off a zero. If he accepts (very unlikely) take the money, it's your lucky day. If he only agrees to knock of two zero's you've st...
by NewAge
08 Mar 2014, 23:00
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice on 1930-40's piano method
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Re: Advice on 1930-40's piano method

Gill, thanks for your reply.
None of those names rang a bell unfortunately. I'm sure I'd recognise the actual name of the method and originator if I saw it.
As you suggest, I'll throw it open on the learning/teaching forum.
Thanks again.
by NewAge
05 Mar 2014, 20:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Advice on 1930-40's piano method
Replies: 2
Views: 1396

Advice on 1930-40's piano method

I see the forum has been particularly quiet for a few weeks, so here's a question that may reboot a little action, and hopefully provide me with some information. I took piano lessons as a youngster in the early 50's. The method I used was handed down to our young son in the 80's. With me for guidan...
by NewAge
14 Dec 2013, 21:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Michel Petrucciani's piano sold
Replies: 0
Views: 1318

Michel Petrucciani's piano sold

Something here to interest lovers of jazz - especially piano. I've just been reading that Michel Petrucciani's piano was up for auction this week in France. This was the Yamaha C3, purchased by his father for him when he was in his early teens. (Believe the piano therefore would be circa 1974). Part...
by NewAge
28 Nov 2013, 23:43
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Steinweg
Replies: 7
Views: 2923

Re: Steinweg

Don't know if this helps, but a quick trawl through Google and these show images where Grotrian has not being prominently 'twinned' with the name Steinweg. http://lh5.ggpht.com/-TmInfbKYG6E/T6lA9prl-WI/AAAAAAAANdM/ENBmKnN1KV8/sale%252520folder%252520003.jpg http://www.piano-faust.de/assets/images/so...
by NewAge
16 Nov 2013, 20:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Hot Glue pot (an economical one)
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: Hot Glue pot (an economical one)

Reading this I suddenly felt I had a piano title coming on.
(With apologies)....... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdcMCl_Y8_c
by NewAge
16 Nov 2013, 20:05
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Laurent Upright from Gilberts
Replies: 10
Views: 4124

Re: Background Info required - Laurent Upright

I note that your piano is straight-strung and over-damped, so you may be advised to think well before spending large sums on refurbishing.
by NewAge
25 Oct 2013, 19:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano
Replies: 26
Views: 9287

Re: I'm pitch raising & tuning my own piano

No, I wouldn't say you're nuts, but you need to be aware of some of the dangers. As you said, you bought the essentials - good quality lever, temperament strip and mutes, but no mention of any eye protection! :o I'd say that should be one of the essentials, especially on an old piano, not tuned in y...
by NewAge
19 Oct 2013, 17:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 2nd hand U3-Mark Goodwin vs other piano dealers?
Replies: 14
Views: 5513

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

Mark,
Good to see you've popped-up again after quite a long absence.
In fact reading between the lines of other threads, I had a gut feeling of why you may have been out of the lime-light. But then again I could be wrong.
Welcome back.
by NewAge
10 Oct 2013, 16:31
Forum: Piano History
Topic: 1978 Broadwoods bi Centenary Dinner in the Savoy.
Replies: 11
Views: 3228

Re: 1978 Broadwoods bi Centenary Dinner in the Savoy.

Bill Kibby wrote:It's a shame we can't write a tone of voice, I was rather winding you up Vernon!

Yes, I would love to have a copy.

Not sure, but you seem to be saying you can't get on the forum so you are using the forum instead?
But you can (wink). It's called a smiley...... :wink:
by NewAge
26 Jul 2013, 21:28
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Heiden Upright Piano (Carl von Heiden)
Replies: 2
Views: 1583

Re: Heiden Upright Piano (Carl von Heiden)

I read your post with interest. In addition to a single overview photo showing the piano as a complete assembly as requested by Bill, can you please supply photos of the inside frame, soundboard/strings/wrest plank/tuning pins, keyboard mechanism, pedals & mechanism, etc, which will allow the expert...
by NewAge
21 Jul 2013, 09:54
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Yamaha Clavinova purchasing help please
Replies: 11
Views: 20483

Re: Yamaha Clavinova purchasing help please

Peterpilz wrote:You could also check the used Clavinovas - also check http://klaviererfolg.de/clavinova - that is what I did and I found a nice used Clavinova CLP.
:?:
Unfortunately not the most useful of links for an English language forum..........
by NewAge
21 Jul 2013, 09:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: British Piano Fair
Replies: 1
Views: 1203

British Piano Fair

Googling the subject title, came up with the comment 'The BPF will return in 2011.' Could find nothing more associated with this date. Another search indicates that previous to that, the BPF was planned to be hosted at Lords Cricket Ground in Sept 2009. Again, could find nothing related to that. :( ...
by NewAge
14 Jul 2013, 22:38
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Klein & Sons Pianos
Replies: 10
Views: 4331

Re: Klein & Sons Pianos

Here are just a few of many 'little' :D Kleins on this site, both ancient and modern. Looks like the earlier ones were based in Paris. http://www.leboncoin.fr/instruments_de_musique/505700295.htm?ca=16_s http://www.leboncoin.fr/montres_bijoux/446044350.htm?ca=16_s http://www.leboncoin.fr/instruments...
by NewAge
25 Jun 2013, 13:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Upright - double repetition action
Replies: 5
Views: 3331

Re: Upright - double repetition action

Does the Sauter R2 have a similar aftertouch to a grand, the slight resistance before the key reaches the cushion? Yes. How far do you have to raise the key from the cushion to repeat; e.g. 2 mm (a little), 5 mm (half way)? A fraction over 2mm (say 2.5mm between friends) :wink: How does it work? Th...
by NewAge
24 Jun 2013, 20:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Upright - double repetition action
Replies: 5
Views: 3331

Upright - double repetition action

An interesting question was recently raised on another forum. "Does the double-action repetition (on some uprights) come close to replicating the action on a grand? Perhaps the action is just as good when compared against some grands?" My Sauter has an R2 action, and marketing brochures would appear...
by NewAge
24 Jun 2013, 15:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2
Replies: 28
Views: 10426

Re: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2

A nice piano in a very pleasant environment.
Congratulations on your purchase.
Please let us know how it lives up to your expectations a short while after stabilisation and first home tuning.
by NewAge
20 Jun 2013, 19:13
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 4938

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

Colin's suggestion is a good one. Although my piano's built-in hygrometer doesn't budge from 56% RH, I like to occasionally perform a cross-calibration check with a digital unit similar to the following model, which has particularly good user reviews :- http://www.amazon.co.uk/TFA-Dostmann-30-5015-T...
by NewAge
20 Jun 2013, 12:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Where's the best place to put a piano
Replies: 11
Views: 4938

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

Regarding piano placement, the best compromise of your 3 (not particularly ideal) possibilities would be No. 2, the kitchen/dining area. Keep the piano as far away as possible from heat source, oven, radiator, hot-air vents, even direct sunlight. Covers are available, often more common with grand pi...
by NewAge
19 Jun 2013, 19:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Rameau pianos
Replies: 11
Views: 10592

Re: Rameau pianos

There was a new Ramaeu in 1997 which from memory was called the ANTIBES model I think but was a much larger model was a 132cm similar size to the ESTEREL model in a very similar design to your photo with candlestick holders,and side handles etc. Just for info, I have photos and description on file ...
by NewAge
15 Jun 2013, 19:45
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2
Replies: 28
Views: 10426

Re: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2

Now that you've decided that the C3 is really for you, your last post is a little confusing; e.g. you say, "for better or worse", "with my limited knowledge" etc. Having been given a lot of sound buying advise on this and related posts, including the essential prior inspection by an independent pian...
by NewAge
14 Jun 2013, 13:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2
Replies: 28
Views: 10426

Re: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2

As it's a 40 year old piano which you say has never been refurbished, and given that you wish to get back into lessons in a serious way and take grade exams, if it were me I would expect to have to invest some money into this piano over the next few years to enable it to perform accordingly. One oft...
by NewAge
10 Jun 2013, 19:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2
Replies: 28
Views: 10426

Re: Yamaha C3 v. Kawai KG-2

The best piano for you is the piano you like. Buy the piano you like .......If you buy the Kawai just because its £900 cheaper, every time you sit and play it will niggle you and you will wish you had the Yam....... How true that is! Excellent advise. Imho if it were me I'd try damn hard to prefer ...
by NewAge
09 Jun 2013, 15:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Young Chang G157
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: Young Chang G157

Sure, some of us are still interested in your piano quest. However, why you say a buyer's hand-written check-list should be silly, I just can't figure. Anyone in their right mind should have such a check-list imho, especially if auditioning a number of different pianos. It also appears that you have...
by NewAge
01 Jun 2013, 22:23
Forum: Piano History
Topic: PIANO Ā QUEUE?
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: PIANO Ā QUEUE?

Very subtle. :)
:piano;
by NewAge
01 Jun 2013, 16:30
Forum: Piano History
Topic: PIANO Ā QUEUE?
Replies: 8
Views: 3136

Re: PIANO Ā QUEUE?

Oui mais......PIANO Ā QUEUE :?:
by NewAge
28 May 2013, 22:52
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Erard Grand Piano 12248
Replies: 23
Views: 7086

Re: Erard Grand Piano 12248

Would the following photo link be of any help?
http://s3images.pianoshop.co.uk/g005356_0001_orig.jpg

Command+ (on a Mac) allows zoom onto the image which gives greater clarity to details of the fretwork.
by NewAge
23 May 2013, 16:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: piano buying advice please.. Gumtree and Ebay
Replies: 18
Views: 7821

Re: piano buying advice please.. Gumtree and Ebay

Some interesting points indeed above. A visit a few months ago by our son, reminded me of one significant difference between a digital and an acoustic piano. Although having studied in a French music conservatory, finances and space led to him purchasing a Yamaha digital, which due to travel & other...
by NewAge
21 May 2013, 14:42
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Young Chang G157
Replies: 16
Views: 4746

Re: Young Chang G157

A quick Google shows several pianos of the same make & model. However whether they approximate to the same date is anyone's guess. Also prices are variable to some extent depending on location. You mention "significant casework damage - all cosmetic." Are you sure about this? Was this told to you by...
by NewAge
19 May 2013, 17:25
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Erard Piano Restorers
Replies: 11
Views: 3772

Re: Erard Piano Restorers

bridgetcrofts wrote:I too am looking for an Erard restorer as we have a grand, serial number 95672. How can I find out how old it is?
Between 1901- 1910 according to Besbrodepianos reference chart.
by NewAge
17 May 2013, 17:43
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2336

Re: Buying advice

Excellent advise here so far. I know that when one gets piano-buying fever, it's difficult not to rush into it with the desire to make a purchase as soon as possible. You may want to take a deep breath, and reconsider what you really want, and what you really need. If you hold off for say another 12...
by NewAge
03 Apr 2013, 19:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Weber Painola Paino
Replies: 2
Views: 1217

Re: Weber Painola Paino

Welcome to the forum.
It appears however as if you've overlooked the all-important announcement in the above blue header. :oops:
by NewAge
02 Apr 2013, 15:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano buying
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

Re: Piano buying

So from your findings so far, and Barrie's comment regarding all FAQ's being read only, it appears you have the necessary access to read FAQ's. If your intention is to eventually purchase a s/h piano as an instrument to play (as opposed to just a piece of furniture to admire), the best possible tips...
by NewAge
01 Apr 2013, 21:16
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Piano buying
Replies: 6
Views: 1913

Re: Piano buying

That's strange. I just tried a minute ago (without being logged in) and had access ok.
- I'm using a Mac and Firefox 19.0.2 web browser, but don't see that should make much difference.
by NewAge
26 Mar 2013, 15:12
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Wendl & Lung
Replies: 15
Views: 7620

Re: Wendl & Lung

I must agree with Colin. Have you played the Wendl & Lung? If so, and you really like it, and it checks out ok with a tuner/tech not affiliated with the seller, go for it at the offered price or make an offer. For info I believe it was the W&L 122 that was awarded the prestigious Diapason d'or award...
by NewAge
19 Mar 2013, 20:49
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3
Replies: 19
Views: 13087

Re: New Yamaha B3 vs. Used Yamaha U3

Pianocat, As MDW so rightly indicates, never opt for a new piano just from the crate. The chances are you'll get a raw deal. In different showrooms you may have to play several pianos of the same make/model before finding one which really pleases. Another wise rule - never rush into a purchase. Some...
by NewAge
05 Mar 2013, 12:15
Forum: Piano History
Topic: Princess Piano
Replies: 30
Views: 16612

Re: Princess Piano

I don't know what you mean by tone bars, but this is not a table-top model! Bill, It has become obvious that the poster that you just answered is an internet troll, and not a particular astute one either. Practically all of his/her posts are copied/pasted from elsewhere on the internet. The last 'i...
by NewAge
28 Feb 2013, 23:29
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann, coming to a solution
Replies: 46
Views: 11780

Re: Brodmann, coming to a solution

What an excellent, encouraging post from ChrisV.
:)
by NewAge
25 Feb 2013, 16:27
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Brodmann, coming to a solution
Replies: 46
Views: 11780

Re: Brodmann, coming to a solution

Joseph, I've been following your problem saga since the start, and feel you have been dealt a particularly raw deal. Given the amount of time, and indeed expertise that has taken place to identify the cause - apparently incorrectly positioned jack etc, notwithstanding the fact that the piano may be ...
by NewAge
25 Feb 2013, 15:11
Forum: Learning & Teaching Piano
Topic: Classical piano music for left hand only
Replies: 9
Views: 4902

Re: Classical piano music for left hand only

Often when I tell someone that I play piano music written for the left hand alone, at first I see a puzzled or even blank expression staring back at me. I imagine their brain whirling in an attempt to make sense of what I have said -- possibly trying to imagine that such a thing could be something ...
by NewAge
25 Feb 2013, 14:54
Forum: Piano History
Topic: age of our Gerhard Adam piano
Replies: 4
Views: 2244

Re: age of our Gerhard Adam piano

I Think This piano 1910 - 1920 Why do you think this? Can you please enlarge on your comment, clearly stating why you believe this Gerhard Adams piano is later than the estimated 1908 date provided by Bill - who after all is an expert in this domain. I'm sure I'm not the only one to have observed t...
by NewAge
31 Jan 2013, 00:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1st ( and last purchase) ?
Replies: 27
Views: 8474

Re: 1st ( and last purchase) ?

Was the U3 and the K3 in the same store? If so, ask a salesperson to play one of them first, turn your back and listen carefully for a minute or two. Now the same with the other piano, and the same piece of music - ensure you don't see the salesperson playing either, or the piano's location. Ask you...
by NewAge
20 Jan 2013, 18:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Kawai Piano
Replies: 11
Views: 3222

Re: New Kawai Piano

Congratulations on your K3. An excellent choice. You say you asked the dealer about controlling temperature and humidity, and he said that generally there should not be a problem and no particular steps need be taken. Many dealers are very professional, but some are not. Any dealer that states that ...
by NewAge
16 Jan 2013, 11:02
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: What to buy - Steinway Essex 123 or Yamaha U1?
Replies: 3
Views: 2400

Re: What to buy - Steinway Essex 123 or Yamaha U1?

I’m buying a piano for my daughter and couldn’t decide between the Steinway Essex 123 and Yamaha U1. We know the Yamaha U1 is good but I really have a soft spot on the Essex123. It has pleasantly weighted keys and quite nice sound. My daughter says the only difference she could tell is the touch on...