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Looks nice MrHirsch, how would you describe its sound?

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All the pianos are beautiful. Best of luck to all. I hope you're enjoying!!!

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Originally Posted by MHirsch
Here it is.
That gold hardware is sweet. What score is that? It looks like it would be enjoyable to play.

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Originally Posted by Starre
Looks nice MrHirsch, how would you describe its sound?
Thank you!

It's hard to describe a piano sound, but I can try.
It really has a lot of volume. Yet it's crystal clear. But has a lot of (very clear and precise) overtones and resonance. And it's easy to control the dynamics.
While playing, I start to listen to the sound and then forget what i was actually going to play smile


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Originally Posted by MrSh4nkly
What score is that? It looks like it would be enjoyable to play.
It's October from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky. Just started to learn.


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Originally Posted by MHirsch
It's October from The Seasons by Tchaikovsky. Just started to learn.
Nice. Perfect timing. I love autumn. Will have a listen.

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Very nice! Another elegant looking piano in polished ebony!

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Congratulations on delivery of your new Seiler. I was just talking to my piano technician this morning, (I got my piano tuned!!) and the acoustic and digital piano market has boomed since the pandemic, inventory is way down and shipping has hit bottle necks. I think ordering a new piano without having tried it first may be the new normal.

Great things like new pianos are worth the wait.

There is some shortages on piano parts too. 😒

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Well I count myself lucky then as I have my older stock Schimmel upright all lined up.I have played it, loved it, so all ready to be sent.I should receive it by Christmas.

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Originally Posted by tre corda
Well I count myself lucky then as I have my older stock Schimmel upright all lined up.I have played it, loved it, so all ready to be sent.I should receive it by Christmas.
Nice! Which one of them is it? Classic Line 123?


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Congratulations! Hope you enjoy it very much.


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I tried a Schimmel Classic 169 which I really liked.I am just not sure I want another grand.More space in that room would be nice.Through my technician I found an almost new Schimmel Concert Tradition132 upright.Actually a piano bought during the Pandemic.So, lightly used by a beginner.The piano has been completely checked by an independent technician.

So a lovely tone, a powerful tone if needed.(but can easly play play softly.It sounds more like a grand.The Renner action is excellent with a very fast repetition.It is easy to achieve.
It was not as expensive as C169 grand but still more expensive than I would liked to have spent.I have tried a K125 but prefer the 132. It still has the BVK sticker on it.(so does the new grand at the dealer)
So I am so thrilled and cannot wait! 😊

We are moving so the lady has agreed to store the piano for the time being.So a lot happening at the moment.

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Thanks, J&J and supersport. I am looking for a tuner but it seems to take time to get in contact. I removed the plates behind the piano and moved it out a little more. I would prefer a softer sound but I will first tune the piano and then experiment with some kind of sound damping plates, the Styrofoam ones are not very effective.

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Originally Posted by Starre
I would prefer a softer sound but I will first tune the piano and then experiment with some kind of sound damping plates, the Styrofoam ones are not very effective.

Styrofoam has nonexistent acoustical properties. Try real acoustical panels (usually compacted glassfibre), they at absorb higher frequencies well.

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Originally Posted by Starre
I would prefer a softer sound....
A good tech can quickly voice that down with some light needling on the hammer strike points, preferably one with years of experience and a lot of good reviews. Made a huge difference on mine. Asked the one I hired to listen to a YT video for my model, the same one Carey posted in another thread, and he made it happen in less than an hour.

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I would prefer a softer sound....
A good tech can quickly voice that down with some light needling on the hammer strike points, preferably one with years of experience and a lot of good reviews. Made a huge difference on mine. Asked the one I hired to listen to a YT video for my model, the same one Carey posted in another thread, and he made it happen in less than an hour.
Amazing. Does your experienced tuner ever travel to Arizona? ha


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I booked a piano tuner/tech today and he is visiting me next week. I hope it is a good one and who can give some advice and also tell me if my piano is ok or not.

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Originally Posted by Carey
Does your experienced tuner ever travel to Arizona?
Doubt it, as that would be a more than 2,000 mile trip. If it helps, I found him by searching for Piano Tuners on Expertise.com.

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Originally Posted by Starre
With my positioning against a hard concrete wall the treble is too bright/powerful with the reflections so I put some thin styrofoam plates against the wall behind the piano. It is much better with them in place.
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Some say hang a tapestry on the wall behind an upright piano
or even a piece carpet to absorb the sound. I have never found I need to do that with an upright.A carpet on the floor will absorb some of the sound. If the upper notes seem very bright
the technician could do some touch up voicing the next time he tunes your piano for you.Pianos of this calibre usually do not need much done when they arrive.Many arrive in tune or almost in tune.They do need to settle down to their environment however.You need to play it as much as possible.as well.

If you have previously only been practicing on an a digital piano this could also be a problem for you in getting used to play softer.(without a volume control button)

Do you have neighbour's close by that you are afraid of bothering?

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Does your experienced tuner ever travel to Arizona?
Doubt it, as that would be a more than 2,000 mile trip. If it helps, I found him by searching for Piano Tuners on Expertise.com.
I figured it might be about that far. Was hoping that he might have some close relatives out here. ha


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