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Offline irrational

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Stagg piano bench
« on: August 12, 2016, 03:27:40 PM »
I need a proper piano bench that fits my piano and one that is adjustable as I like to sit very high.

The almost perfect match for my piano in look and colour is a Stagg pb39 wnp vbr.
http://www.staggmusic.com/en/product_detail/pb39_wnp_vbr.html?backp=4

Does anyone have any experience with these benches?
Or any recommendations?
Just for a laugh I asked Bosendorfer for a quote on a matching bench and it came out to about $3000. A good laugh.

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Re: Stagg piano bench
«Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 10:21:18 AM »
if you intend your bench to get frequent use, choosing one by appearance and color rather than comfort and construction might not lead to a satisfactory result.  my own needs require a fairly high elevation above the normal bench height, and a comfortable seat for my worn out lower back.  looked at a number of adjustable benches at a fairly large piano retailer (new faziolis include a pretty good heavy duty adjustable bench, as do new steinways but the designs and type of mechanisms are quite different).  my general impression, most benches that cost under a few hundred dollars weren't built for robust use.  the equivalent of the bench that comes with the new fazioli grands retails for about a thousand, the ones with new steinways and yamahas somewhat but not much less.

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Re: Stagg piano bench
«Reply #2 on: August 14, 2016, 10:45:48 AM »
Ah that's good advice, thank you.
Its just a pity that these products are not so common around here. I'll search some more.
I would love a vintage stool perhaps, but finding a good adjustable one is not easy.

There's no rush. At the moment a standard cushion on a stool is working ok, except I like things to be a little more exact


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Re: Stagg piano bench
«Reply #3 on: August 14, 2016, 10:54:04 AM »
Ah that's good advice, thank you.
Its just a pity that these products are not so common around here. I'll search some more.
I would love a vintage stool perhaps, but finding a good adjustable one is not easy.

There's no rush. At the moment a standard cushion on a stool is working ok, except I like things to be a little more exact



If you want a vintage adjustable stool, check on ebay or etsy.  I have two:  one for myself and one for the cat-child.  Cheers!

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Re: Stagg piano bench
«Reply #4 on: August 14, 2016, 05:59:04 PM »
When it comes to adjustable benches the mechanism is very important to consider, as they are not all made equal.  Some adjustment mechanisms have a tendency to be loose or wobble, even some of the pricey artist benches do this.  If you can, try out the bench in person. 

All is not lost if you find a wobbly bench you like.  It is possible to block up the adjustment mechanism with wood or shims.  Several artist benches at my university were "fixed" in that way.  If the bench is not in need of constant adjustment, it is not much of a problem to do this. 
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