Whoa - Piano Accident

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  1. ukepicker

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    Glenn Gould lost (well, sort of) his favorite steinway due to a backstage drop.

    I read a book about it called A Romance On Three Legs. It was an enjoyable read and went into some depth on piano tuning (and the history of piano tuning).

    I'm glad I play guitar and not piano.
     
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    There was a fad for piano smashing competitions in the 60s. A team had to smash up an upright piano and pass all the bits through a suspended truck tire, the cast iron frames required a lot of heavy work with sledge hammers. Breaking the frame of the piano in the article must have been some sort of freakish accident.
     
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    Dreadful thing of course but ... can you imagine being a member of the team/company doing the lift after putting yourself(ves) forward as "instrument moving experts" :(
     
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    The restoration shop I worked for years ago, managed to get Samira Khashoggi's ex-wife's grand piano out of her McMansion on lake Tahoe...and back, without screwing it up..There was only 3 of us!!

    I spent 2 1/2 months sanding/spraying and polishing that sumbish.
     
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    Well, I've had plenty of dreams where I'm onstage with my favorite band cooking behind me. I'm bursting with the desire to play, but I cannot get the cable plugged into the Strat output jack. Seriously, I can't get it in.
     
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    About a decade ago, we got an upright piano from one of my wife's co-workers. He insisted it was in great shape. It wasn't. A few dead keys and probably impossible to properly tune. I think we got it for free, but we paid professional movers to bring it to our house. A year or two later, when we'd had enough for it, we gave it away for free. Someone sent a pair of 20-something flunkies to take it away in a small pickup. I helped them move to the truck, then walked away. They lost the piano on the first corner. It fell off and, as you said, exploded. There could've been some serious injuries and property damage, but fortunately there wasn't. The idiots just drove away and did nothing about it. We had to call the city (anonymously, of course) and have them clean it up.
     
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    I guess that's worse than a headstock break on a Gibson....
     
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    Piano.jpg
     
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    The hernia or the piano????

    DC :twisted:
     
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    The piano didn’t break, I did.;)
     
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    the hernia or the piano?
     
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    Sorry ............couldn't resist!!!

    DC
     
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    Ouch!
     
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    I have recounted a similar story here before...

     
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    Very sad to hear this about the piano - the pianist must be devestated. I did have to have a chuckle at the quote in the article from the expert/distributor though, quoting the maker using some clear techinical terms about the complexity of making the instrument:

    Lewis said its four pedals made it unique among pianos of this model, which are worth £150,000 new. “Paolo [Fazioli] says he will never fit four pedals ever again to it [a F278] because it was such a pain in the arse.”
     
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    Acme Piano Movers?

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    They have little blue pills for this ;)
     
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    Sad story i wonder what they'll do with the salvagable parts. Will they end up belonging to her, or the moving company after the insurance claim? If my number 1 broke, I'd try to salvage the parts into another guitar, an art insallation, or maybe just a bon fire to enjoy a glass of wine infront of.
     
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