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Why haven’t there been any fundamental changes of grand piano design since the 1870s? Some claim it is because manufacturers are afraid of getting beaten up in the marketplace if their pianos are seen as being “experimental”. Others say that musicians tend to be a conservative group of people and do not embrace radical changes to the touch or tone of their instruments. 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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