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How about this for a piano?

Discussion in 'The Piano' started by RSPIll, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. RSPIll

    RSPIll New Member

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    I was looking for the Pierce Piano Atlas and found this on its main page. This is one sexy piano.
     
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    Good grief. I must say I'd be very distracted if I were to have to play on that thing.
     
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    Ummmmm...no thanks. :shock:
     
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    And it goes from 0 - 120 mph in 3 seconds flat.
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    I was just going to say that this looks like something you could drive! I think that men in general go for that kind of design.

    My current favorite piano is the one below: I like that it's decorative, yet still has nice, clean lines. Plus it's a Chopin piano! If I had this piano in my home and surrounded myself with candlelight while I played, then I think I would have died and gone to heaven.

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    Although, I recently saw a photo of another piano that was quite a bit more decorative than this one, but it was very pretty - I just can't find it now, though.
     
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    Scott, I think it may even hit Warp 2! It looks like Schimmel designed this one under wind tunnel testing. It could easily pass as a hydrofoil. The only thing missing is a seat harness to make it legal. You know, Schimmel is set up in a way that they could become the largest piano manufacturer - they have size, reasonable quality, and distribution potential if they wanted it. But, they're not playing their cards right with the oriental competition. Their 8'4" is a gem of a piano that is or was priced just right about 8 years ago. It's one of those rare instruments that seem to sound good all the time, regardless of weather...

    Hi Monica, I am adding the Chopin Piano to your Bucket List as item #2. 8 more to go. It might be funny to post a thread for a "Bucket List" of pianos, pieces, goals, etc... :lol:
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    Yeah, a bucket list - that's a good idea! :)

    My sister has a Schimmel - a big one - not sure of the exact size, I'm guessing over 7 feet. It does sound very nice and the touch is much different than my piano. Hers is lighter. I could probably trill better on it.

    And George, I found your new Steinway D. :wink: I actually played this piano when it came around on a tour. It's designed by Dale Chihuly, who is a famous glass artist. The lid on this piano is all glass. Wild colors on the keys, though. Not sure how long I could play without getting woozy.

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    techneut Active Member Piano Society Artist

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    Sheesh, that looks like a freakin' pinball machine....
     
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    pianolady Monica Hart, Administrator Staff Member Piano Society Artist

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    haha - you're right, it does!

    (and FYI - I love playing pinball. At least I did when I was thirteen. It's been awhile...)
     
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    Good one Chris! I bet you get 3 chances to play a piece, and then the glass flashes "Insert Coin". At least it's easy to clean, just use Windex.

    Monica, I guess he must be color blind. I am surprised he hasn't shattered that glass by now. I bet there's a note on the cover, "Fragile! Play with care." If you really want to get woozy, try playing with 3-D glasses on those keys. I like any color, as long as it's black. :D

    Wow, you have a sister, and she's not on PS?... You're so lucky to have a musical soul mate to play duets, 2 pianos, swap musical ideas, etc. Actually, Schimmel has several models: 7', 7'6", 8'4", and a 9'2". Several years ago, I was looking into a 8'4", before I found the B. You're right, I think most German pianos have very responsive Renner actions for your favorite - TRILLS! My Achilles heel are 3rds! I love them as much as the swine flu. :p
     
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    That green D almost looks like vomit.
     
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    Yeah, and it'll say "TILT!" and go all limp when you push the keys too hard :p
     
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    "He's a pinball wizard..."

    I bet that piano is festive under black light, particularly with 3-D glasses. I suppose that the right and left pedals controll the flippers.

    Also, if that glass could be back-lit so that it glows on the ceiling, it would go with your lava lamp and disco balls, Monica.

    The colors actually remind me of a Victorian House in Indianapolis. It was recently repainted, I suspect because it was throwing off the airplanes to the airport.

    Scott
     
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    No, the fallboard will slam shut on your hands! :lol:
     
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    "....there's got to be a twist."

    I was singing the same thing when we started talking about pinball. And great idea about the the glowing piano with my lava lamps and disco balls! :lol:
     

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