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Continuing my occasional blog postings about the structure and function of pianos I am giving a bit of information on the workings of the pedals. There are 3 pedals on most upright pianos now with them performing different functions, the right or "loud" pedal allows the piano to resonate and assists in enhancing the…Read more
A question I get asked regularly is "does the piano have an ironframe?". When I enquire as to why the customer asks they give me a shrug of the shoulders and say that "a friend" told them to make sure the piano has one. So I think the best thing is to give you few…Read more
Just a quick note to thank the many people who contacted me though Facebook, Twitter, email and text to congratulate us on our 46th year in the piano business last week. It is a great milestone to reach particularly in the difficult environment for all specialist and niche businesses and is also a great reflection on the…Read more
At the recent MusikMesse 2014 in Frankfurt I came across some unusual piano cabinet designs on some of the European stands. Both Schimell and Bluthner showcased some of the quirky cabinet styles they are bringing to the market with a particular emphasis on the growing Asian sector where different but quality pianos are…Read more
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