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Who here has a PETROF?

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  1. Jennifer

    Jennifer New Member Piano Society Artist

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    Just curious. Hehe. I have a PETROF and am a big fan of the piano. It is a stunning piano. I have a 5'3'' and it is like my baby. I love it, of course not as much as I love my two parrots, Sunny and Nikki.

    Anywho, it is my biggest dream to have a piano performance and the piano on which I play is a PETROF. I played on a lot of Steinways and Yamahas mostly. I even performed on a Samick and a few other makes which I can't remember. which sounded great (although I performed in church with great accoustics).

    I don't know anyone who has a PETROF. They are getting popular in the U.S. (where I am from). Just curious if any of you have a PETROF in your house too???
     
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    Hi Jennifer. I have heard of Petrof pianos but have never played on one. I'm curious as to what you like about them. Is it the action, sound etc...?
     
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    Petrofs are "hard" to find pianos. Just look on eBay. There are more Steinways for sale than Petrofs! But not as many as the Japanese produced pianos :?
     
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    What do I like about PETROFs? Well, it is a little bit of everything. I love the action on a PETROF, not too light, nor too heavy. The sound is pretty amazing, mellow and warm tones.

    But PETROFs are hand made and every piano sounds different, so when you buy a PETROF you acutally buy the one you play on. I still visit the piano place in my area that is going big on PETROFS now and I play on the the PETROFS there and as great as they are they just are not like my PETROF. They all have a different personality so you got to find the PETROF that fits you.

    I live in NY and I purchased my piano iat Frank & Camille's PIanos in Heartdale. I have watched the PETROF grow in popularity.

    In 2004, when I was 22 years old, the PETROFS were just coming out of hiding LOL. I was at a Frank & Camille show room and found one PETROF upright among a million Yamahas LOL. It was the only PETROF their and sales guys wanted to "try it out". I got the PETROF because it sounded much better than the Yamahas. I wasn't crazy about the Yamahas.

    The following year the piano show room had more PETROFS: uprights and this time baby grands. I traded in the baby grand toward the purchase of my PETROF baby grand. For years and years I was itching for a grand. My PETROF baby grand was worth the wait! :D :D
     
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    I know a few petrofs and I don't like any of them, but I am sure there are good ones. (like yours)

    In the end the only thing that matters is that you are happy with your instument.
     
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    I am from Czech Republic and in our school we have much pianos PETROF. When pianos was new, the sound was nice, soft... Now, when the pianos are used, sound is like tin can, brute, hard... Older Petrofs are good pianos but now petrof grow worse...
     
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    Yes. The older Petrofs Ive seen are very nice, but since they started mass producing them, they are complete crap. At least the ones Ive seen.


    A local music school in my city just opened and they ordered 6 Petroff upright pianos.

    After a couple of months, they all sound like tin cans, and they are butt ugly to look at. With a wierd pink or orange finish.

    On the other hand, the piano in their concert hall is a much older Petrof grand. And it has a very very nice sound. (the action is a bit heavy too, the way I like it).
     
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    i got to try a petrof once and i agree it was a very high quality instrument with a great tone.
     
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    > Just curious. Hehe. I have a PETROF and am a big fan of the piano.

    I studied for many years on a grand (1,85 mt.) Petrof.
    Not a good experience. Very good the basses, very (too?) much brilliant the highs, but the
    problem was the heavy mechanism. Renner mechanism, ok, but my actual Kawai mp9500
    (a digital) is faster when the keys return.....
    Much better was a Seiler (1,85) I owned and played after this Petrof.
    But....the life's cases are strange and now there are many probabilities that my next
    grand piano has build in the same Pertof's land.... :)
    I think it was not the same model of my piano , but do you know that Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
    had an high consideration of Petrof pianos?

    All best,
    Sandro.
     
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    Petrof was a good purchase for me.

    In 1995, I bought a Petrof which is 5' 8" or 10" (I forget which). It was $10K (US) and comparable big-name brands like Steinway would have been much more.

    When it was young, I liked it a lot. It has, though, in the last few years, taken on a sound which is clankier than I like, and I know that I will have to have a lot of work done on it in the near future. Maybe new strings, new felts. It's possible that I will have to have new pin blocks.

    To be fair to the piano, I usually do not humidify in winter, though I know I should. And there was one stretch of 4 years during which it was not tuned. (Please do not yell at me - I know I deserve it.)

    There was no way that I could have afforded a Steinway or Beckstein, so I'm not complaining. And just about any piano will need major work at some point.
     
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    I went to a piano shop to test some grand pianos. after testing bechstein, steinway,yamaha, petrof and kawai i bought the petrof concert grand because i liked much more than the others and it is much cheaper than steinway (i anyway dont like steinway at all) ...i think petrof builds really good pianos in a good price range.
     
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    We have a Petrof in the choir room at church. I like the instrument, but not as much as I like the Steinway in the hall where I went to school. :)
     
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    I am not crazy about the new modern steinways. I like the older ones. I see a lot of places that have modern steinways I can't see what the big deal is. BUt I really don't like for yamahas except the one in my old college's concert hall.
     
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    :)

    I have a Petrof home...it's a very good instrument, I luv it) :) also at the exams I play on a Petrof forte-piano)
     

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