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Piano Vintage – Italian Excellence Bringing Old Steinways Back to Life

One of the most interesting exhibitors at the Cremonafiere Exhibition’s piano part – the so called CremonaPianoforte – this fall was a company and and workshop called Piano Vintage. The company performs a type of restoration dictated from the work philosophy and experience of the “Steinway Academy”. Read more >>

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Dazzer
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« on: September 03, 2005, 03:20:52 PM »

of a grand piano.

anyone got any ideas? Cheesy (they lock the damn piano where i work so i can't use it)

it'd be good if i could lock it when i'm done too. Does all keys work with all pianos? The one there is a yamaha mini grand.
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« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2005, 04:24:38 PM »

If you can find another yamaha key, you're in luck.

I'm a technician, and I have about three different keys on hand that will unlock most pianos if I need to.

Usually there are two styles (at least in canada) the kind with no paddle on the end, and the kind with a paddle on the end...

Good luck

(P.S. I can usually pick the locks with a narrow tipped flat head screwdriver too...)
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« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2005, 05:42:16 PM »

yeh i think finding a key is a best option.

or mold one. it seems simple enough. its not like a very complex key. lol.

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« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2005, 08:08:14 PM »

I hate it when they do it.  One time I was at a hotel and they had the cover CLAMP-locked shut.   Cry     Fortunately Steinway Hall was a couple blocks over.  Might you get in trouble, though? -- usually it's locked for a reason.  Depending on where you work, would they want it played?   
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« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2005, 11:40:48 AM »

If you can borrow the key you can press the impression in to a block of clay and pour yourself another
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2005, 12:18:21 PM »

feels like something out of Thief. hahaha Cheesy
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