NPD - New Piano Day!!

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NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:34 pm

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While I've been playing/focusing on guitar for many years, I still consider myself a piano player first. I started lessons when I was six, was a very serious student, went to competitions, studied it in college, etc. But for the last ten years or so, as I've tried to get my adult life together, it was never practical or affordable to have an acoustic. I moved too often and my apartments were too small, and it has always been a real bummer to have to play and write on my old digital piano, which was annoying enough to have to move around and repair all the time. Finally, my circumstances have afforded me the ability and space to adopt a real-live piano, a 1997 Yamaha P22.

I stumbled upon the (local to me) eBay auction for this thing with 0 bids and less than an hour left - this particular model is actually built and designed for institutions like schools, churches, and university practice rooms in mind so I knew it was able to withstand abuse and the photos appeared to show it in good shape, so I took a gamble and made a lowball best offer (like 50% of asking price), thinking that it would probably be rejected, but it was accepted!! This is quite literally the only model of piano that I would even consider buying without playing first, and only then if it seemed just right.

It arrived on Thursday and I couldn't be happier with it. Plays and sounds like a dream. I hope I get to keep it forever. Here it is with some of its fewer-stringed brethren:

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by marqueemoon » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:14 pm

That looks great. Congrats!

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Telliot » Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:24 pm

:-*

I want get a decent piano, maybe a Yamaha U1 (or something else in that series). Someday.

Congrats on the new addition.
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:52 pm

Thanks! Yeah, a U1 would be pretty wonderful, too.
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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by noisepunk » Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:46 am

Weight and size allowing, I don't think you can ever really go wrong with having a piano around. Sweet practice space setup too.
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Post by Larry Mal » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:00 pm

I love the piano, and want to get my Acrosonic from my father's someday, or another one. Congratulations!
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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by TeenageShutdown! » Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:41 pm

I like mismatched headstock on the Jaguar. Is the Jazzmaster a modded JMJM? Looks awesome. Pics man!!!

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by kosmonautmayhem » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:34 pm

Happy NPD!! I so want a real one some day.

Also - I thought that poster said "rectal" when I first saw it. :fp: :o :wtf: :unsure:

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Telliot » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:03 pm

I got a chance to play this piano. It's very nice, and has a nice full sound. The Doktor is a very cool dood, as well. :)
The cool thing about fretless is you can hit a note...and then renegotiate.

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:16 am

TeenageShutdown! wrote:I like mismatched headstock on the Jaguar. Is the Jazzmaster a modded JMJM? Looks awesome. Pics man!!!
The Jazzmaster began as a Squier JMJM, but pretty much the only original parts left are the pickguard, pots/wires, and tremolo. The rest was all replaced piecemeal, ship of Theseus style, mostly via sales here on OSG. Except for the Rickenbacker Hi-Gains, of course. The Jag is a MIJ Special HH with a classic 60s neck (I think?!) and custom PAF-style pickups. They both sound great. :)

Telliot is being too kind because he is way nicer, although The Dokter looks better in a wetsuit.
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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:19 am

kosmonautmayhem wrote:Also - I thought that poster said "rectal" when I first saw it.
Pretty much everyone does. They were a great band. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBC5Nta6e14
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Post by MechaBulletBill » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:40 am

does that poster say rectal?

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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:41 am

NO SHUT UP
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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by OffYourFace » Mon May 01, 2017 8:51 am

that's a nice room, where's your space at? Downtown rehearsals? ABC?
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Re: NPD - New Piano Day!!

Post by Dok » Mon May 01, 2017 9:10 am

It's my house! We got really lucky and found a place with a 400 sq foot former photography studio attached. Here's another angle:
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