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Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? #3018414 12/04/19 05:05 PM
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The other night we're watching The Voice and they often use shells or one of those grand piano style DPs from Roland. But this time, the set and the performers are in white, and Paul Mirkovich is playing a DP, which you can see in the shell, because it's clear! I'm watching and thinking, isn't the point of the shell to make people think you're playing a real piano?



Yet, as I watched the performance, I was struck by the fact that even though I could see that it wasn't close to a real grand, it kinda worked. Isn't the mind a weird thing? freak


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018536 12/05/19 09:53 AM
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Looks like the Roland V piano or a Nord Grand?? Yeah the clear shell is kinda weird but works...somehow though it looks like they painted/covered the digital piano in a lighter shade/material to stick out less.


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018541 12/05/19 12:54 PM
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I think the guitar should be clear too. Keep the theme going!

Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018545 12/05/19 02:00 PM
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I played a solid acrylic electric guitar, it sounded like crap.


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018550 12/05/19 03:42 PM
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Postmodernism can do strange things to people.....and people things! Some day they will find a way to make the performers appear translucent too, and we will be able to actually see the adrenaline flowing.. and dinner!

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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Lou Gehrig] #3018592 12/05/19 09:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Dockeys
Looks like the Roland V piano or a Nord Grand??

Likely a Roland. Paul is a Roland artist and often plays a V Piano on the show.

Originally Posted by Lou Gehrig
I think the guitar should be clear too. Keep the theme going!

Good point!


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018594 12/05/19 09:25 PM
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Seeing clear drums brought back a memory - one of my first bands was with my brother and he had a clear drum set.
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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018750 12/07/19 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe Muscara
I'm watching and thinking, isn't the point of the shell to make people think you're playing a real piano?


I’d be curious to know how many people under 40 are aware that some pianos have hammers and strings in them.

Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018758 12/07/19 03:12 PM
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I get that we’re always looking for trends in our ‘space’.

But I see this as a desperate attempt to keep the audience from actually listening to her awful performance.

Wait, not awful if it’s a gig at the local VFW. But awful when compared to the original.

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My brother in law has a clear ludwig drum set from the 70's. He polishes them to keep them clear. He is a very good drummer, I think those drums were his first professional set.
I think its kind of like keeping and maintaining your first car, nostalgia.


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: Joe Muscara] #3018810 12/08/19 12:36 AM
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If an acrylic housing doesn't contain water, 4 plastic fish and an octopus, its a completely wasted effort.


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Re: Wait - a *clear* piano shell??? [Re: David Emm] #3018834 12/08/19 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by David Emm
If an acrylic housing doesn't contain water, 4 plastic fish and an octopus, its a completely wasted effort.

To match our hip platform shoes!

All it needs is lasers!

Oh wait, they already have lasers.


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