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 Post subject: dream piano
PostPosted: Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:50 pm 
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If anyone wants to buy me something, this piano would be fine. :wink: It's only $1.2 million! :shock: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 4:46 am 
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I decided to buy the piano for myself... :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:45 pm 
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Sexy!!! (So is the girl playing it :wink: )

I must say though that your feet seem to be in a bit of an awkward position to play the pedals properly.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 6:59 pm 
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$1.2 mil'?... "Winning," as Charlie Sheen would say. The patterns look like a backgammon set. Well, this way you can always role the dice to strike another $1.2 mil.' :P

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:56 pm 
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@George - I wish! ( I never win anything, so....)

@Scott - That's a new way of pedaling that I just invented. You use your heals instead of your toes. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:54 pm 
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I'm so bored today!!! Good thing I can look for a new piano. Here's one...it's not my dream piano, but it's not ugly either. Kinda neat, I think.


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:05 pm 
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Is that a Kawai?? They made a plexiglass piano in the late '70s.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:57 am 
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RSPIll wrote:
Is that a Kawai?? They made a plexiglass piano in the late '70s.

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No, it's actually a Schimmel. I wonder what it sounds like?

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:28 am 
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pianolady wrote:
No, it's actually a Schimmel. I wonder what it sounds like?

I played something that looked like that (but smaller) in a music shop in the UK in the early 1990s. They told me it had been used in the Eurovision song contest. It sounded surprisingly good!

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 1:46 am 
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I'm sure that it has a very clear sound.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:06 am 
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Too bad we can't climb into the picture and try it.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 4:58 am 
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Monica, you have done it before.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:58 pm 
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Really? I don't remember that.... :? :shock: :oops: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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pianolady wrote:
Really? I don't remember that.... :? :shock: :oops: :lol:


The picture closer to the top of this page. The one with the diamond inlays.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:45 pm 
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RSPIll wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Really? I don't remember that.... :? :shock: :oops: :lol:


The picture closer to the top of this page. The one with the diamond inlays.

Scott


Oh yes, now I get it. Too bad I can't fool around with photoshop while I'm at work now.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:44 pm 
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Nor Diamonds neither plexiglas makes me dream. This piano does.. :roll: (More details for dreaming here.)


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:26 pm 
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A beauty! I like that it comes with a Renner-made action, and I like the wheels, but I think the pedal lyre looks chincy.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 10:13 pm 
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Indeed, the lyre does not do justice to the nice classical model. Actually the legs are not very elegant either.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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I didn't notice her legs as I was admiring her shoes! 8)

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:27 pm 
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The appearance is not so important. The sound is!

According to Larry Fine, the editor of Piano Buyer, it is 'phenomenal'!:D


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 5:12 pm 
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I found another dream piano. It's on Ebay here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnificent-Ste ... 20b506c875

Look at all the photos - I like the claw feet! Even the chair that goes with it is amazing, although I'm not sure how comfortable it would be.

(can someone bid on it for me, please? :) )

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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pianolady wrote:
I found another dream piano. It's on Ebay here:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Magnificent-Ste ... 20b506c875

Look at all the photos - I like the claw feet! Even the chair that goes with it is amazing, although I'm not sure how comfortable it would be.

(can someone bid on it for me, please? :) )


It seems a little plain to me :wink: :shock: :roll:

I'll bid on it for you, Monica, but you will have to indefinitely loan me the money to pay for it.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:11 am 
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RSPIll wrote:

I'll bid on it for you, Monica, but you will have to indefinitely loan me the money to pay for it.

Scott


Hmmmm.....that's not exactly the way I had hoped. :)

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:46 pm 
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My new dream piano...
And it's only $2 million!


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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 7:51 am 
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Monica,

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pix of a dream Bosendorfer


She's a beaut!

Well, for $2,000,000 that is probably out of your price range? :lol:

But might consider starting a kickstarter project, to raise money :)

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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pianoman342 wrote:

But might consider starting a kickstarter project, to raise money :)


:lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:34 pm 
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This piano is only suitable for French baroque literature. can you imagine playing Bartok, Prokofiev or Schoenberg on it? Yuck! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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I wish there was no child on that fish thing, and instead it was just a nice scary-looking gargoyle.

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 Post subject: Re: dream piano
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I wish there was no child on that fish thing, and instead it was just a nice scary-looking gargoyle.


Agreed! That baby totally ruins it. Maybe an awesome winged angel, but a baby?, that's kinda pathetic..

IMHO, I'll take an expensive hood-ornament-less Mason & Hamlin to this 'dorfer anyday. Ironically, the M & H dwarfs the "dorfer" (in appearance. if nothing else) :P

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