Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at
We’re being given a baby grand piano, but it’s 2 states away! I’m looking for the most sensible way to get it back to our place.
Can we just rent a Uhaul van and get a few strong friends to help carry it out
Or is it too heavy and technical? I know the legs are removable to make it easier to transport…would we need to hire someone with special tools and a special vehicle to ship it? How much would this cost? We live 2 states away, could we save money by just renting the special vehicle and hiring someone to help us disassemble and load and then hire someone else when we get home to unload and reassemble it?
Also, pianos need to be tuned right after moving (multiple tunes) to get back into shape…how much did it cost you the last time you got a piano tuned?
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010 at
Yes that is my general question, but here is more about my case..
I have an English Eavestaff upright piano which gets out of tune in about 6 months. I play around 1 to 2 hours per day on average. Eavestaff (Chippendale, if you know what I mean..)
If you really know what I mean, how good is the piano otherwise??? I kind of bought it, because I loved the tone plus it takes more finger force to press the keys, which is good, as this develops your fingers and you get a great pleasure and ease when playing other pianos..
When a tuner comes to your home to tune your piano, what a good professional tuner should consider. I know some tuners not only tune but do something to the softness of the hammers and they might even change the touch,.. how to say… well the amount of force needed to suppress the key.. Is this true and is this good stuff to expose your piano to???
What should one consider in such issues???
The piano is very new. Bought it shiny from a piano shop couple of years ago…
Monday, June 21st, 2010 at
I am also wondering about community orchestras that invite touring pianists to perform in their town or city. Are piano tuner/technician needs met locally? Or do these organizations have to find tuners in the bigger cities to travel out to their location and take care of the concert grands? What are the challenges to smaller communities in maintaining their concert level pianos? Interested particularly in areas like Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, North Carolina, etc.