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Offline keitokyun

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Piano Sound Quality
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:12:16 AM »
I've been touring around Taiwan with a american choir group and I came across a very interesting piano. For the past few concerts our pianist has been playing on top of the line (pianos in concert halls and colleges) Hamburg Steinways (model D's);but on the last concert we were greeted with a Yamaha C3. However, this piano's sound quality blew all of us aw,y and crushed all the other piano's. Every note was very clean, crisp, and full, and the bass of this piano was the very full and bright. So... i want to know that how often do you find this kind of sound quality in a yamaha, and what makes a piano's bass sound so nice?

Offline quantum

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Re: Piano Sound Quality
«Reply #1 on: December 29, 2015, 11:44:52 PM »
I think part of the reason the Yamaha C line has a reputation for sounding "vanilla" is because of the ubiquitous placement of these pianos in institutions with little touch-up from the direct-from-factory condition. What you likely witnessed is a piano with a good tech that has done quality work to it.  I am not at all surprised that you have found a well prepped Yamaha C series that can compete with the big boys, they are excellent pianos. 

IMO, what is needed for these pianos to sound their best: a skilled tech that can bring the most out of an instrument, and a skilled pianist that is able to recognize the unique qualities of each individual piano they play. 
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Offline kawai_cs

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Re: Piano Sound Quality
«Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 08:14:29 PM »
I've been touring around Taiwan with a american choir group and I came across a very interesting piano. For the past few concerts our pianist has been playing on top of the line (pianos in concert halls and colleges) Hamburg Steinways (model D's);but on the last concert we were greeted with a Yamaha C3. However, this piano's sound quality blew all of us aw,y and crushed all the other piano's. Every note was very clean, crisp, and full, and the bass of this piano was the very full and bright. So... i want to know that how often do you find this kind of sound quality in a yamaha, and what makes a piano's bass sound so nice?

Sounds like you were yamaha's sales representative.
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