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Master Technician Peter Salisbury on Piano Sound and the Magic Ingredient in Quality Grands

During a recent visit to South Bank Centre in London to find out more about “double action” pianos, Piano Street’s Patrick Jovell had a chance to speak with the in-house piano technician Peter Salisbury about the current situation on the concert grand piano market. Read more >>

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« on: September 21, 2017, 01:14:10 AM »

You guys know what I'm talking about right?

Like 70% of all pianos on a stage has their wheels amputated and have a triangle thing as a replacement
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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2017, 02:01:14 AM »

Easier to move, I think. The so called "spider web" creates less drag (and less damage to a hardwood floor) than a piano does.
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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2017, 02:54:02 AM »

Easier to move, I think. The so called "spider web" creates less drag (and less damage to a hardwood floor) than a piano does.

Really???

In my experience the ones without the spider move easier
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 05:34:03 PM »

More weight, but more control over direction and stuff I think. I know for a fact that it does less damage to the hardwood/marley on most stages.
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