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This isn't an unusual piano. It's just plain cool.

 
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So, where's middle C?

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The path for "twinkle toes", I suppose?


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And while we're on an outdoors theme:



By the way, google has been a big help, though from years of reading the piano technician's list at ptg.org, I've got a bunch more!


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Originally posted by Jens Schlosser:
In german it is called a "Giraffenflügel" (giraffe grand), is that the term which you know for this PSO as well? I really wonder if the small pot on the floor left of the piano is filled with water to keep the humidity constant... Big Grin


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I was just wondering, since you seem to be familiar with these types of pianos, how are the dampers set up? Is it similar to the overdamper, or "birdcage" pianos?


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Ron, if you've got more pics, let's see 'em!
 
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Ron, no, I'm not familiar with this type of piano. I only know them from books and museums, probably like you. Unfortunately in museums they usually will not allow me to 1.) remove any case parts, 2.) take pictures of the inards, 3.) take samples of the tuning pin tightness and 4.) record some small mp3 samples. They wouldn't even 5.) let me measure inharmonicity of the scale (which would BTW not even require any fff sequences (as the Boogie Woogie mp3 recording (no.4) would require) and 6.) they all seem to know me so they will carefully watch that no.'s 1-5 will not be disregarded.

Other then that 7.) due to financial and space limitations I cannot buy any more PSO and 8.) I vote for more pictures as well.

9.) Yes, I think it can only be a birdcage action, this is how the piano evolution was.

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Ok, ok, I'll keep 'em coming. Big Grin

Well, there may not be much unusual about the inside, but the outside! (It's hard to see in the picture, but those are all mirror squares!)


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rontuner - enjoying the thread. Might I suggest Unusual Piano of the Day?
 
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I'm not sure I want to set myself up for that job!

Anyone else feel free to go hunting...


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That was just my way of saying "Keep 'em coming".
 
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Oh! In that case, here's a bonus for today!

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Here's my submission, Ermo:

 
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Oh sure, you get me all worked up and then I can't see the picture. Tease.
 
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Ron, is that a Rippen aluminum grand? Ever seen one in real life?

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