For that reason, I think it's going to have the be a digital/stage piano, however I just wanted to check: if I get a Kemble style small piano (e.g. http://www.ukpianos.co.uk/Used%20Kemble%20Piano.jpg) then would it be at all possible to squeeze this through?
I forbid you to buy a digital piano because they have no 'soul' and they're CRRRRAP.
That's the thing, isn't it; with the best will in the world, when the chips are down they're just a bit crap.I forbid you to buy a digital piano because they have no 'soul' and they're CRRRRAP.
Solon (c. 630 - c. 500 B.C.), Greek Statesman and Reformer
I did this last year and it was really helpful at working out how the piano could be moved. I have an old cottage with narrow doorways and a narrow hall, and it required a few turns one one end then on the other end.Brumtuner wrote:The piano will have to be up-ended so make a cardboard template of the side of one and see it will pass through the doorways. I
The professional piano movers who delivered the new piano had no problem at all. They had a small trolley and put the piano end-on on this which made the job quite easy.
The old piano was larger and required slightly more handling to get out of the house, but the cardboard template proved valuable to work out a plan of escape!
As for digital pianos, they have serious limitations and hamper musical technique if you are a piano student/learner. I definitely wouldn't advise you to learn on one. However, as someone who has played good digitals, these are not "cr*p", but certainly have their limits as I said. Digital pianos were only really meant to be a substitute where an acoustic would not be feasible, e.g. 14th floor in a block of flats, very small livingrooms, places where temperature could not be maintained consistently like a church hall or conservatory, use with a computer. Recently people have used these to budget costs which is also understandable but digitals were never meant to be an equal alternative, but that doesn't make them useless as instruments. In order to get a good quality sound and piano feel, you need to think about spending amounts that would be comparable with a cheap upright. This is when you need to make a decision - acoustic or digital?
However, if space is an inconquerable mountain in your quest to get an acoustic, you wouldn't be the first person to go digital for the same reason!
I've been convinced, and am on the lookout for a Kemble/Rogers/Bentley upright within my price range!