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Topic: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)  (Read 1995 times)

Offline hbofinger

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Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
on: April 29, 2018, 04:30:10 PM
May 27 we are going on a cruise to Bermuda. The ship we booked, the Celebrity Summit, has two suites with Yamaha grands in them, with the Disklavier system.

I looked at the photos of the suite we booked, and this Yamaha has a beveled lid. Would that make it a C-series piano? I have a C-7, and it has a beveled lid. I wonder if the beveled lid indicates conservatory series?

I have a photo of the piano in the suite:



And yes, I met the technician who tunes it on the previous cruise, so it is maintained!

Offline klavieronin

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Re: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 10:05:58 PM
I question your definition of the words "fun" and "funny". ;)

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Re: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
Reply #2 on: April 30, 2018, 03:31:01 PM
+1

Maybe I missed the joke
"England is a country of pianos, they are everywhere."

Offline mjames

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Re: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 04:55:59 PM
>says its "Crazy" but actually isn't
>Says its funny but there are no jokes
>Says its fun but there is no fun
>Goes to cruises for vacations
>PS Gold


Retired 70yr old confirmed.

Offline themeandvariation

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Re: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
Reply #4 on: April 30, 2018, 04:59:16 PM
ageism will get you everywhere  :P
4'33"

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Re: Crazy, but fun question (this is a funny topic!)
Reply #5 on: July 30, 2018, 02:15:44 AM
OK I can now reply back to this thread.

First of all, it was a Yamaha C1, in pretty good shape, I got a lot of practice in.

Secondly, why I thought this was a fun question, and all of that:

We were taking the Celebrity Summit, with a suite that only two of exist on that ship, with 2,500 plus passengers. So we were one-percenting this cruise. But we are not one-percenters. It was a fun extravaganza that we went for, and enjoyed. The wild part was that with a grand piano, parquet flooring, and two Jacuzzis this suite was not "bling", there were no golden toilet bowls. So we went a bit overboard, and in the end enjoyed it.

Now back to the piano: C1, already too voluminous for the suite. Not badly maintained, but it now loses tune more quickly. But I loved it nonetheless, and it was a great experience.

I have a C7 at home...


And no, I am not a sectarian, I am 52.
 

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