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by sussexpianos
05 Sep 2006, 18:26
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Baby grand Irmler or Yamaha? Also, black or white?......
Replies: 9
Views: 9564

OK people, whats wrong with white?? I have sold a few White grands recently, they do look good under bright white. I have sprayed many pianos white for customers. One I can very much remember was a white and pink one!! Yes, rich bright pink. It was a steck baby grand with mouldings around the side. ...
by sussexpianos
05 Sep 2006, 14:30
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: John Brinsmead & Sons
Replies: 19
Views: 13286

I would burn this piano! Well, if you are keen to rescue it then you would need to get a piano technician to look at it. Make sure the wrest (tuning) pins are tight, that there are no splits in the soundboard or bridges and the hammers have some felt on them. Now, thats the expensive stuff out the w...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 17:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U3 high notes
Replies: 2
Views: 4793

The sustain (time the sound lingers on) on the higher frequences is much shorter than the lower notes. The most dampers the average piano will have is 65. there is no need to dampen them.
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 17:03
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha U1 or Kawai K-3?
Replies: 2
Views: 11529

The KX21 (not sold in the UK) is made in China under licence from Kawai using their ABS actions. Its a good piano but not as good as the K3. The K3 is made in japan and has the Carbon action. www.kawai.co.uk will give you more info on the K3. Its a great piano, Id buy one if I wasn't a dealer! Its b...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 16:56
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Perzina
Replies: 2
Views: 4315

The problem you will face is that the dealer will need to buy one to get it in for you to try. And you may not like what you here. Its a small manufacture and making a large grand which is dominated by the major players is not ecconmical. My advice, try other makes, Yamaha, Kawai etc as the resale w...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 16:52
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Covering backs of uprights
Replies: 1
Views: 3014

If you want to make the piano make less noise then filling the back between the back posts with poysterine and then covering the whole back with a thick sheet will do the job. Most of the sound will come toward the pianist but some sound will be absorbed. Another idea is to have a celest kit fitted ...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 16:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Pinkham Pianos
Replies: 22
Views: 15859

I have tuned a few of these pianos. The piano's sound is not inspiring or greatly different from other pianos. The top doors have crafted panels in them which sets them apart from the normal looking modern pianos. If you want to stay British then buy a Kemble cambridge 12 for around Ł2949 but if you...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 16:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yay! New Old Piano!
Replies: 2
Views: 3569

Hi, the first rule is don't touch it until the profensional has had a look at it. Make sure you get a tuner/technician as some tuners just want to tune and nothing else. Sanding and refinishing is a long job and will not result in a grand looking piano.I have seen so many pianos half stripped and sa...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 16:09
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Kawai or Vogel
Replies: 9
Views: 8814

I have not come across Vogel but if its close to a Shimmel, then it will be good. Another point is resale, the Kawai is more welknown and likely to be around for many years.If you intend the keep the piano for a very long time then you don't need to worry but who know's whats round the corner. The N...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 15:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How do i get rid of a piano
Replies: 2
Views: 5153

Some councils charge for taking away pianos. Wealden (sussex) charges Ł40.00. My advice, put it in the free papers "Free to collector), or stick it on Ebay. The number of clients I have gone to who bought a piano off ebay because the photo looked good is increasing! One client bought one one evening...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 15:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: YOUR next piano....
Replies: 11
Views: 8742

I saw a more overthe top Steinway at the auctions 1 year ago. Gold leaf, three legs per corner and paintings all over,angels carved into the sides, its estimate was Ł40k I believe, it went for Ł20k.
great for the American market! They love that stuff
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 15:41
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Boston uprights - who actually manufactures them?
Replies: 3
Views: 4443

The Boston is a Kawai piano built for Steinway. I would go for a Kawai instead as they have the Carbon actions which, I was told, Kawai will not be putting into the Boston.The carbon action is better as it dosn't suffer from humidity changes and not much energy is absorbed unlike wood, which is why ...
by sussexpianos
02 Sep 2006, 15:31
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Impregnating hamers
Replies: 5
Views: 5171

Try Lavender, Someone once told me that the moths hate it! Put some in a little bag and hang it in the piano. If it dosn't work, it will make the piano smell nice!
You can buy moths balls from some places, but they don't smell nice!