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Old 04-15-2008, 07:13 PM   #21
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Sorry guys, I'm a snob on this one. I have a nice digital, which I use for morning playing and rote passage work. But it doesn't compare to my 6'7" Bosendorfer.

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Old 04-15-2008, 07:38 PM   #22
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I can't play piano or read music, unless "Every Good Boy* Does Fine" counts... I do know some music theory, and can play chords.

I have a $199 midi keyboard and a couple of inexpensive sound modules. I either am plugged in direct for recording, or plugged into a PA when I need to make loud noises. I use it for creating bass lines, and backup parts - piano, organ, synth, sax, etc., for my homebrew studio.

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Old 04-15-2008, 08:35 PM   #23
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Sorry guys, I'm a snob on this one. I have a nice digital, which I use for morning playing and rote passage work. But it doesn't compare to my 6'7" Bosendorfer.
No question. But I doubt that that upright the OP wants to move is in the Bosendorfer class.

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A few years ago I needed to move a concert grand from NC to WA. I couldn't find any movers to handle the piano and so I moved it myself. I rented a truck and went to the salvation army and bought mattresses and box springs. The piano was loaded on its side, lashed to the wall of the truck box with layers of mattresses all around and an extra box spring on the bottom.

It arrived in one piece and I saved a pile of moola. Not exactly fun, but interesting and I figure it gave the sales people at the salvation army something to talk about for a while
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I had a piano moved yesterday, so I had needed to do some research. Modern Piano Moving got a couple of good referrals. They weren't competitive in price in my current situation, since they usually move pianos more than the 75 miles mine went.

No way in heck would I even consider moving a grand piano myself. The one now in my house is a 6'10" Steinway, and those suckers are really, really heavy, even with the legs and lid taken off. They used a special dolly (hand truck?) kind of thing to move it around.

I was finding local moves (under 50 miles) to be in the $350-$400 range (for a grand piano). My 75 mile move cost $470. Have no idea what a long move would run.

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