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Piano finally gets repaired.

Postby Arpangel » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:23 pm

As you know we’re making major changes to basement etc, this involves a move upstairs, so we’ve decided to get the piano out of the way at the moment, it’s being collected on Monday to be taken to the workshop for a full refurb. Action overhaul, Bluthner hammer heads, original blue felting, new strings, clean, plus a lot of other stuff.
Exciting! It’s going to be great to hear it once it’s been done, trouble is it won’t be back here for about another four months.

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Postby Eddy Deegan » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:25 pm

I approve of this post enormously :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

The time will fly by. I've got another month to wait for the PolyBrute but I'm happy that the clock is ticking and it's been a couple of months on preorder already I think.
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Postby Arpangel » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:28 pm

Eddy Deegan wrote:I approve of this post enormously :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

The time will fly by. I've got another month to wait for the PolyBrute but I'm happy that the clock is ticking and it's been a couple of months on preorder already I think.

Great isn’t it Eddy! I had to have a large G&T before I booked it in!

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Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:51 pm

A recorded performance when it arrives back?!?! :thumbup:
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Postby Dan LB » Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:55 pm

The Elf wrote:A recorded performance when I arrives back?!?! :thumbup:

+1 :thumbup:

And congrats on finally going ahead with it :clap:
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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:04 pm

I am so pleased to hear that, Tony. :clap: :D I'm sure it will be well worth it!
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Postby John Stafford » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:07 pm

There are few things more beautiful than a fixed-up Blüthner. A friend of mine has a concert grand from the 1920s and it recently got an action overhaul.
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Postby BJG145 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:11 pm

The Elf wrote:A recorded performance when it arrives back?!

+1. Another Blüthner fan here.

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Postby Folderol » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:16 pm

No experience myself, but I'm always pleased to hear of older pianos being given a thorough overhaul - so many are just left (or worse bodged) until they are beyond recovery.
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Postby DGL. » Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:19 pm

I would have loved both my Aunties baby grand and her square piano but alas no space, plus the square piano goes out of tune if you look at it the wrong way and is certinaly a piano volume wise.
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Postby Arpangel » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:41 pm

Hugh Robjohns wrote:I am so pleased to hear that, Tony. :clap: :D I'm sure it will be well worth it!

Thanks Hugh, yes, I’m looking forward to getting it back, it’ll take about four months I reckon, there are two pianos in front of me, but he’s taking it now, it’ll help us with our rearrangement, it’ll be easier without the piano in there.
He’s a decent chap, Carstairs Pianos, highly recommended, and the only person for miles around that still works on grand pianos, most of the others only do uprights now.
I’ll definitely post a couple of pieces when it arrives back home.

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Postby Hugh Robjohns » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:46 pm

Might be an idea to build a piano-sized collection of cardboard boxes to reserve the space for four months, otherwise after your reorganisation you or Mrs Arpangle might get used to and reallocate the extra space!
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Postby blinddrew » Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:49 pm

a piano fort eh?


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Postby The Elf » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:39 pm

blinddrew wrote:a piano fort eh?
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Postby Dan LB » Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:47 pm

blinddrew wrote:a piano fort eh?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :clap:
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