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Offline blancanieves240

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SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
« on: February 22, 2021, 06:43:45 PM »
Hi!  I am considering a SILENT Yamaha GC1 Grand Piano.
Does anyone have an opinion and/or experience using these? 
Have you found the sound or feel changes at all?
Any disadvantages to buying one?

Many thanks!   :)

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Re: SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
«Reply #1 on: February 22, 2021, 10:28:57 PM »
What exactly are you looking for in a grand piano?  To put it another way, what are your concerns about your current piano such that you want an upgrade?  What do you want to do that your current piano does not allow? 

Are you asking about a different piano than your other thread?  So in this case a silent version of the GC1?
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Re: SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
«Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 07:02:38 AM »
The GC1 is a very nice piano and I'm positively surprised by its sound considering its size. I've got a 2006 with a Genio silent system. The Genio silent system affects the ability to play ppp in a slightly negative way as the silent system demands letoff to be a little bigger. Nothing dramatic though. I haven't tried the Yamaha silent system so I don't know how that works.

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Re: SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
«Reply #3 on: February 24, 2021, 07:32:14 PM »
What exactly are you looking for in a grand piano?  To put it another way, what are your concerns about your current piano such that you want an upgrade?  What do you want to do that your current piano does not allow? 

Are you asking about a different piano than your other thread?  So in this case a silent version of the GC1?

I have already decided on the GC1, but am considering a SILENT one because it will be in a small apartment, so I wanted to get your opinions on the Silent feature of this piano (or I guess any Yamaha grand piano). Thanks!  :)

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Re: SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
«Reply #4 on: February 24, 2021, 08:37:04 PM »
I have already decided on the GC1, but am considering a SILENT one because it will be in a small apartment, so I wanted to get your opinions on the Silent feature of this piano (or I guess any Yamaha grand piano). Thanks!  :)

In that case I would also recommend looking at a two piano solution, a non-silent GC1 plus a digital piano or stage piano.  One might be able to get more versatility out of an acoustic + digital, such as the portability of a digital moving it around, or using it alongside your computer.  One could also play both acoustic + digital at the same time. 

Do you think you would be using the GC1 in silent mode most of the time, or just occasionally such as night time practice?
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Re: SILENT Yamaha Grand Piano
«Reply #5 on: February 24, 2021, 09:11:23 PM »
In that case I would also recommend looking at a two piano solution, a non-silent GC1 plus a digital piano or stage piano.  One might be able to get more versatility out of an acoustic + digital, such as the portability of a digital moving it around, or using it alongside your computer.  One could also play both acoustic + digital at the same time. 

Do you think you would be using the GC1 in silent mode most of the time, or just occasionally such as night time practice?

Thanks, that is a good idea, I actually already have a digital piano but I won't have much room for two pianos at my new place  :(  the grand piano is already at the limit of being too big for the space LOL.   I think it would be in silent mode just occasionally for night-time practice.  Do you think playing it silent mode still allows for same quality of sound and feel??  I'm not a concert pianist or anything BTW, I will sometimes take out an old classical piece but am now more focused on jazz, boleros etc