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https://mailchi.mp/61bb60994a79/special-0-holiday-financing-from-keyboard-concepts-1404005?e=78fea71f54

 

Be sure to click on "additional photos and details".

 

The tech mentioned, Ed Whitting, I consider one of the best in LA. In an elite class.

 

He did some work - both regulation and voicing-- on my piano at around three years in and shortly thereafter I felt it really "turned a corner", opened up and began to blossom.

 

He's in Orange County, a bit of a hike from me but he's simply great.

 

Now if Steinway could just do something about my arthritic neck. :cry:

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The tech mentioned, Ed Whitting, I consider one of the best in LA.

 

He did some work - both regulation and voicing-- on my piano at around three years in and shortly thereafter I felt it really "turned a corner", opened up and began to blossom.

 

He's in Orange County, a bit of a hike from me but he's simply great.

 

Now if Steinway could just do something about my arthritic neck. :cry:

 

Interesting story !

I´m suffering from (not only) arthrosis issues not allowing operating pedals in sitting position anymore.

Not really THAT problematic because I´m used to play (multi-) keyboards in standing position since several decades,- but also there, it gradually becomes more worst.

But it´s a great read Bosendorfer (!!!) found a way helping her.

I avoid asking what the costs were,- and when looking at the pics, she herself looks relatively young.

So I wonder what she´s suffering from.

Spinal canal stenosis or such ?

 

A.C.

 

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arthritic neck ...

I have it too,- on a x-ray, mine looks bended to the opposite it should be.

Keyboardist´s issue when sitting in studios for a long time and staring on sheets while performing,- and (!) when editing patches and staring on (tiny) displays.

It came quick.

I got this issue already in ~ 1981 or ´82 when I was working in studios almost every day.

I remember I visited a chiropractor every week at that time.

He freed me from hurt, but the deformation is still present.

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Kind of like standup desks you see all over the place in companies.

 

Way back when, I had a CP-70B, and I wanted to get it up higher so I could stand up at gigs. So my solution was a bit lower tech; we built 4 relatively small wooden boxes, I think around 1 ft cubes. We'd set those out and hoist the CP with it's normal legs up on the 4 cubes.

 

The one thing I needed to mod was the sustain pedal shaft. That was pretty easy, just figured out the length needed, found a similar diameter shaft and cut the length to fit.

 

The whole thing worked very well. The boxes were strong enough to support the heavy rig, and withstood a young long-haired rocker's heavy handed approach. I think I used to slap an OBX on top of the CP. Thing worked great for years.

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Really nice story Dave, thanks for sharing. :2thu:

 

Way back when, I had a CP-70B, and I wanted to get it up higher so I could stand up at gigs. So my solution was a bit lower tech; we built 4 relatively small wooden boxes, I think around 1 ft cubes. We'd set those out and hoist the CP with it's normal legs up on the 4 cubes.

I did something similar but constructed an approximate 5 x 4 x 4.5 wooden platform onto which I placed the CP-70. The sustain pedal rested on the platform so no need to extend the damper rod. We reinforced the underside of the platform and it was solid as hell. Supported a CX-3 and Prophet-5 on top of the CP. Had to re-spray paint it black a few times over the years when it got nicked up. The platform was bulky to transport but nothing compared to the piano. :laugh:

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."

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Kind of like standup desks you see all over the place in companies.

 

Way back when, I had a CP-70B, and I wanted to get it up higher so I could stand up at gigs. So my solution was a bit lower tech; we built 4 relatively small wooden boxes, I think around 1 ft cubes. We'd set those out and hoist the CP with it's normal legs up on the 4 cubes.

 

The one thing I needed to mod was the sustain pedal shaft. That was pretty easy, just figured out the length needed, found a similar diameter shaft and cut the length to fit.

 

The whole thing worked very well. The boxes were strong enough to support the heavy rig, and withstood a young long-haired rocker's heavy handed approach. I think I used to slap an OBX on top of the CP. Thing worked great for years.

 

Well, yeah !!!

It soundeed all like a CP70b,- not a Bosendorfer, no ?

 

Way back when, I had a CP-70B, ...

 

same as above ...

 

:)

 

A.C.

 

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Very compassionate response all the way up the corporate ladder.

 

Great story.

 

Jake

1967 B-3 w/(2) 122's, Nord C1w/Leslie 2101 top, Nord PedalKeys 27, Nord Electro 4D, IK B3X, QSC K12.2, Yamaha reface YC+CS+CP

 

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