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Re: My journey to acoustic

Postby Ritchie333 » 26 Jun 2019, 23:55

If you ever get a chance to come down to London, pop into any of the major stations, particularly St Pancras, and if a piano's free, sit down and play it. That station has at least three, I've seen one in Marylebone and one in Tottenham Court Road tube station. They're only uprights, and you can't flip a button to get a Hammond sound, but they are entertaining. My kids like having a bash on them too.

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Re: My journey to acoustic

Postby Rusty Mike » 27 Jun 2019, 03:30

Ritchie333 wrote:If you ever get a chance to come down to London, pop into any of the major stations, particularly St Pancras, and if a piano's free, sit down and play it. That station has at least three, I've seen one in Marylebone and one in Tottenham Court Road tube station. They're only uprights, and you can't flip a button to get a Hammond sound, but they are entertaining. My kids like having a bash on them too.

More here - https://stpancras.com/about-st-pancras/art-and-music/pianos


Kudos to London for having these. I saw them last year when I was there. Didn’t get a chance to play because they were all occupied, but it was great to see them there, in tune and people having fun with them.

There are a few scattered about Heathrow as well. Nice touch!

Kirsty congratulations on the piano! There is nothing more inspiring than connecting with the the right instrument. May it give you and your family many, many years of joy.
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Re: My journey to acoustic

Postby Quai34 » 27 Jun 2019, 08:28

By the way, what size is your baby grand? 1.80m?
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Re: My journey to acoustic

Postby kirsty » 27 Jun 2019, 17:58

Ritchie333 wrote: by Ritchie333 » Yesterday, 22:55

If you ever get a chance to come down to London, pop into any of the major stations, particularly St Pancras, and if a piano's free, sit down and play it. That station has at least three, I've seen one in Marylebone and one in Tottenham Court Road tube station. They're only uprights, and you can't flip a button to get a Hammond sound, but they are entertaining. My kids like having a bash on them too.


Ive had a tinker on those once or twice passing through. The one that Elton John donated was the one I played last :)

I also used to play a Yamaha grand piano when I worked in Leeds city centre most times on my lunch. They have one right in the middle of the Victoria Quarter which has a huge glass dome roof and the sound there was just beautiful.


Quai34 wrote:By the way, what size is your baby grand? 1.80m?

Its 1m57 or 5ft2in, and it actually has a very nice bottom end for a piano of that size. It sounds bigger than it is. There was a Yamaha G2 in the shop, similar size and that sounded very thin in the bass in comparison.

At 1.80 or 6ft i think that would be a bit big to be a baby grand anymore ;)
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Re: My journey to acoustic

Postby zoomster » 04 Jul 2019, 10:06

What a beautiful story! Nothing surpasses the real thing but then you can always use your Stage 3 together with your new piano. I hope you you enjoy both!

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