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by athomik
16 Jan 2008, 11:46
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Buying a new piano - some advice
Replies: 13
Views: 11226

With Yamaha Hybrid pianos (Silent, Disklavier, GranTouch), parts availability tends to be quite good for years after the model was released. It is only recently that parts are starting to run our for the MX/Wagon Grand Disklaviers and they've been out since 1987. The only slight reservation might be...
by athomik
04 Jan 2008, 12:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1977 Yamaha upright piano
Replies: 8
Views: 8734

According to the serial number, it's definitely from 1977 ( see http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product/piano/about/about.html ) and was made in Japan - Kemble didn't start building Yamaha pianos until 1987, US built pianos were never officially imported into Europe and would have a "T" or "U" prefi...
by athomik
29 Nov 2007, 14:58
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Are we a dying breed? College closing
Replies: 16
Views: 12232

sussexpianos wrote:soon, the only way to learn the trade will be to go abroad.
Just out of interest, has anyone in the UK ever tried the Randy Potter course from the US, and what do you think about it? http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/ubb/ultim ... tml#000005
by athomik
23 Nov 2007, 10:40
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Bosendorfer!
Replies: 22
Views: 15258

During the last week, there have been conflicting reports in the Austrian media as to whether Brodmann won the race for Bösendorfer. However, according to http://www.diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/economist/344464/index.do?from=simarchiv no decison has been made as of 20th November, although Brodmann...
by athomik
23 Nov 2007, 10:22
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Can I contact Yamaha direct?
Replies: 8
Views: 7477

The ideal piano shop should be a place where you are made welcome, treated with respect and not blinding you with science, making sure the piano you have is fully checked over and tuned to concert pitch( excluding older cheaper pianos), delivered by an experiance & insured company, have a free tuni...
by athomik
22 Nov 2007, 17:33
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1963 Yamaha U1
Replies: 18
Views: 17561

sussexpianos wrote:no, its def. 1963, I checked with my mate Pierce.
That is the correct age. According to a Yamaha website, pianos made in 1963 run from 23xxxx to 29xxxx.
See:
http://www.yamaha.co.jp/english/product ... about.html
by athomik
22 Nov 2007, 17:18
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: 1963 Yamaha U1
Replies: 18
Views: 17561

According to my piano atlas Nippon Gakki Co Ltd Hamamatsu city, Japan. Tel Hamamatsu 65-111 Telex 4225-311,312,,313 comes under the name of Yamaha, and the serial number you give says it was built in 1978. Bigears The official company name for Yamaha was Yamaha Organ Manufacturing Works from 1888 u...
by athomik
22 Nov 2007, 16:10
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Can I contact Yamaha direct?
Replies: 8
Views: 7477

This is a common problem since the advent of internet sales. Most dealers have at least one technician they regularly use (even if not employed by them), but those technicians will be of no use if the dealer is at the other end of the country. Yamaha themselves have no piano technicians who go out t...
by athomik
01 Oct 2007, 08:20
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV
Replies: 0
Views: 2868

Yamaha Disklavier Mark IV

Hi, sorry for posting on different forums, but here :!: it goes: for anyone who has one of the above: The version 2.00 software (see: http://www.yamaha.com/namm/w2007/press.html?CNTID=545086&CTID= for details) will soon be available for European users. If you are a UK user and you are interested ple...
by athomik
31 Aug 2007, 15:58
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: please help with midi problem on yamaha p60 stage piano
Replies: 4
Views: 8175

Re: please help with midi problem on yamaha p60 stage piano

the problem i am having is that it only plays the basic piano sound through midi. the piano also has strings, harpsicord, elec piano and vibe etc but when i change the voice to the required sound it still only plays the basic piano sound through midi but if i press the piano`s key the selected soun...
by athomik
26 Jul 2007, 17:06
Forum: Digital Pianos
Topic: Yamaha GT10 losing notes
Replies: 7
Views: 10422

GT10

You'll probably find that unless it is due to dust/debris on the sensors, it is the optical parts which are causing the problem. After a while, the LEDs can loose intensity, which confuses the sensors. It looks like one or more LEDs on your piano are gradually fading. There is an engineer called Gar...