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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003




he really is texas' finest

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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I wanna buy a nice piano but they are expensive and nobody nearby sells european ones and I wanna check those out

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I wanna czech out the eastern euopean ones, too

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Stringent posted:

i know a bit about piano shopping, where are you and what's a rough budget?

I'm in Austin, TX. I'm looking for an upright and I don't really want to spend much more than 20 grand.

I haven't really gone out shopping yet though.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Stringent posted:

so 3 grand is the most you should spend for an upright, if you have a 20 grand budget is a baby or full grand possible with your space?

you must be talking about the used market, I don't think 3 grand will get you even a Yamaha u1 new. I think a grand would be kind of cramped given the space I have.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Stringent posted:

check, i'll have a look tomorrow. how picky is the player?

I'm going to be fairly picky about the tone that I'm looking for. But like I said I really need to get out and look at showrooms.

My parents have an old steinway 1098 I might be able to get, but it sounds kind of harsh and it needs to have some keys tops re-glued and probably regulation/voicing and a few tunings.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Penisface posted:

if you have any of those services around that let you rent a piano for something like 20 bucks a month that includes free delivery to your place, then i would definitely go for this before i decide to really get one for keeps

because like ok you get a fucken piano, you get all your swole stoner friends to help you get it to your room and then after a few months your enthusiasm fades, you are out Ä3450904500 and all your swole stoner friends are laughing in your face because it sucked so much to lift the thing that even they aren't touching this poo poo anymore, while you are crying and making the craigslist ad that says you will give it away for 20 bucks if the buyer picks it up

i mean that is what i imagine will definitely happen to me if i ever decide to get a real piano

lol if you think I'm just calling a couple of friends to come and try to move a 600lb anything around my house. you get professionals for that

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Penisface posted:

there is a reason why you can get upright pianos for free if you can arrange delivery. that reason is that it costs a ton to get pro piano movers

I understand that

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



echinopsis posted:

akadajet is clearly loaded with piano funds

I save money for years then spend it on dumb things. consumerism, baby

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



at least itís not a lifted super duty like most people here splurge on

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I should probably get lessons instead of butchering music on my own like Iíve been doing for years

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Achmed Jones posted:

i saw a woman getting into a brodozer that was almost twice her height today

the kid getting into the back seat had an even worse time of it

e: wrong thread but i guess it's about big pickups so it's ok. LEAVIN IT

making music with a raspberry pi controlled whistle tip on my exhaust

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Tayter Swift posted:

that is too many strings jonny

not enough imo

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



my dog starts begging for attention whenever i sit down to practice

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Jonny 290 posted:



time to let it warm up (been in a cold truck all day) and give it a shot

flatwounds will be here monday and then it's 60s time

congrats on the new noise maker

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



"This is Jonny 504 asking you to slap like for italian accent reveal"

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Woolwich Bagnet posted:

i am insane and love spending money so i have one of these https://www.kawai-global.com/product/ca79/

idk why anyone would get something like an upright piano when they make such good digital grands these days. they sound better, dont have to be tuned, and can be plugged in to a comp for recording or use as a midi controller. top end ones go so far as to model resonance between strings, based on if the sustain pedal is depressed or the key for the proper string to resonate etc

I have a nice Yamaha hybrid piano but man, is it not the same. A family member has a Steinway grand I get to play sometime and it sounds so full and feels alive with resonance

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



and even good uprights have more presence.

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I used to play on a 50ís era mason and hamlin upright (old enough to have ivory key tops) and I was always really impressed with the tone of it. and idk, uprights can sound nice in their own way

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Jonny 290 posted:

Dang i've never even thought about this until now. I assume they're all just polycarbonate now or w/e eh

yeah and itís nice because they donít yellow and crack like real ivory does

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



Woolwich Bagnet posted:

oh yeah for some styles of music uprights just 'fit' where a grand in no way would

like you aren't gonna play ragtime on a fine grand piano, it'd sound weird. i meant for like more classical kinda stuff i guess. but it's all personal preference anyway

get what makes you happy and lol if you do anything else. i just feel like if i were dropping the money on a super nice piano id need a prepared space for it to go too to really enjoy it

ragtime sounds awesome on everything. on 100 year old poo poo uprights and even 9 foot concert grands

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



echinopsis posted:

If youíre into something though you kinda end up into all of it really. I can tell the difference between blender renders done on intel cpu vs amd cpu

it's not a deterministic algorithm?

akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I know nothing about electric guitars but I like the word ďhumbuckerĒ

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akadajet
Sep 14, 2003



I use Microsoft songsmith for all my backing tracks

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