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The Great Piano Scam

Joyce Hatto was hailed as the greatest British pianist of the 20th Century. After she had died in 2006, however, it came to light that not all was as it seemed. Watch and see how the situation developed. 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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