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  • I'm not sure I agree with the notion of trying to come up with "the best" models/manufacturer. In my upright inventory, Yamaha U-1 and P-22 have plurality status, but I also have Kawai UST-8, UST-9, K2, K3, K400; Petrof 115, 118, 122; a couple Perzinas, ...

  • Benjamin, perhaps one reason is (for us University Techs at least) - due to our rigorous requirements to "go to bid" and typically we must choose the absolute lowest bid of those minimum of 3, it CAN BE nearly impossible to justify more expensive pianos ...

  • Well, despite reluctance to chime in on particular products, I don't believe reading mention of the Mason & Hamlin Model 50. New England, eh? As a technician and a player, this is troubling and unacceptable. There is no more ignored and underrated vertical.  ...

  • As someone who got their certificate in piano technology at this particular prestigious school of music, I'm following this thread with interest.  I've also recently made a recommendation for a package of new pianos and all these questions were in my ...

  • In addition to NO DRINKS in practice rooms, there should be a sign that says, NO STANDING ON PIANOS. I was mortified, once, when I saw a custodian stand on a brand new Bechstein to change a bulb. ------Original Message------ ...

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  • Hi, Just wondering if any one has found any florescent ceiling lights suitable for a practice room and studio that don't buzz or if anyone knows how to get them to stop buzzing. The trombone studio had the ceiling lights removed and in most rooms ...

  • CAUT FORUM Friday 4th Period, PTG Technical Institute in Kansas City July 15, 2011 All who are interested in college and university piano service may attend the CAUT Forum 4th period Friday. Originally scheduled to look only at a proposed ...