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Offline ainmpiano

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Music Stand for GL-30?
« on: August 04, 2016, 06:05:30 PM »
I have a new Kawai GL-30.  A fine piano.

I plan  to play it with the "lid" down all the time. I do not need the volume, and I want to keep it dust-free (as much as possible).

All is well, but when I use the built-in sheet music stand, I have to raise the front part of the top (something that I doubt my eight-year-old could even do without it crashing backwards onto the "back" piano top).
And then, with the front part of the top down flipped over, I see see that the strings are partly exposed to the elements (dust).
I realize that I can take out the music stand, put the front part of the lid back down, and put the music stand on top of the piano (not exposing the strings at all). But that means that the sheet music is so high that it makes reading it a little more difficult than I would like.

Is there a solution to this?  Keep the sheet music low enough to be comfortable to read, without opening the piano to dust?

Thanks.
Mac

Offline 109natsu

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Re: Music Stand for GL-30?
«Reply #1 on: August 04, 2016, 07:35:20 PM »
Hi Mac,

I am not sure of this issue, and I can't test it because I don't have a Kawai GL-30, but maybe you can contact your local piano dealer, or the Kawai company about this.

Natsu

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Re: Music Stand for GL-30?
«Reply #2 on: August 04, 2016, 08:07:46 PM »
placing the piano's music desk on the piano w lid closed should not raise stand more than the thickness of the base of the music desk + a slight adjustment for setting higher than when in the piano, which on kawai is what less than 1.5 inches + a few? I have never encountered an issue with it, this is the set up i use, only i don't remove the piano's music desk and in stead just purchased a table top stand and set it on the piano, I have my piano light lamp clamped to this and it works perfect, better in fact than the stock desk at times and height is fine. you can raise the seat (but within reason, not to the point you introduce bad bio-mechanics)

it's basically the tried and true manhasset work horse without the pneumatic adjustable floor stand  (i have one of those too for overflow music and for rehearsals)

it got mine for about 20 dollars, and probably the best inexpensive purchase i made


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Re: Music Stand for GL-30?
«Reply #3 on: August 05, 2016, 04:34:41 AM »
The lowest you would be able to go with the lid closed is the actual surface of the lid.  Visitor's suggestion gets you there.  If you want to have the music desk lower, you might have to hang it off of the edge of the lid.  Don't know if there is an off-the-shelf solution for that, but you could fabricate something for that purpose. 

Keeping the lid fully closed doesn't keep all dust out.  It can reduce the amount of dust but it won't prevent dust from getting in there.  You will still need to clean the dust out every once in a while. 
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Re: Music Stand for GL-30?
«Reply #4 on: August 06, 2016, 08:44:29 PM »
Visitor,

What is the name of that stand in the photo?

Quantum, thanks for your post.

Mac