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Offline tosca1

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Boston 178cm grand piano
« on: January 07, 2003, 01:44:23 AM »
Dear all,
Do many of you own or have played a Boston grand piano and in particular the Boston GP178?   I have had  one for nearly 5 years which I bought new.  Generally, I am very pleased with this piano and the sound has developed and become richer over the time I have had it.  Its tuning is stable and the sound is warmer and fuller than my experience of similar sized pianos in the same price bracket.  I do not like a hard, excessively bright piano sound and my tuner/technician has coloured the sound to my preference.
However there is a tone discrepancy with a bass note on the break and I have been trying to find some remedy for this minor problem which has a decidedly different tone colour to the notes around it.
Overall, however I believe that these pianos are good value at their price and I  would interested in hearing other opinions about these instruments.
Thank you.
Robert.





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Re: Boston 178cm grand piano
«Reply #1 on: February 04, 2003, 05:07:49 AM »
Personally I am a big fan of the Boston Piano. They have a very nice consistent warm tone. Imho- I think they sound better than the comparable Kawai's and Yamaha's.  The biggest reason for this is the low tension scale. It gives the piano a nice dynamic voice and an incredible sustain that is impossible to achieve with a Yam or Kawai.

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Re: Boston 178cm grand piano
«Reply #2 on: February 04, 2003, 06:38:40 AM »
Thank you very much for your reply benthepianoboy and as I have invested in this piano it is encouraging to read your very positive comments.  I know that for its price and kind of manufacture that
its sound can hardly rival that of its illustrious close relation.  I believe too that the Boston piano has its distinctive voice and is not simply a mass produced piano.  I very much appreciate your remarks.
Robert. :)