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Grand Obsession  -  "At the touch of the keys, I am swept away by powerful waves of sound," she writes. "The treble is bell-like and sparkling, full of color, a shimmering northern lights. The middle section is smoky and mysterious, as if rising from the larynx of a great contralto. A soul seems to reside in the belly of this piano, and it reaches out to touch mine, igniting a spark of desire that quickly catches fire."

Dampp-Chaser humidity control systems  -  A Piano Life Saver System from Dampp-Chaser Corp. keeps your piano on pitch and prevents damage from environmental effects, allowing optimum tonal quality and keyboard control.

Randy Potter School of Piano Technology  -  Offering a complete correspondence home-study (open university) course for beginning and intermediate students in piano tuning, repairing, regulation, voicing, apprentice training and business practices.

Arledge music wire  -  Arledge Music Wire manufactures the highest quality piano bass strings.

Larry Fine's Piano Book  -  How to buy and care for a piano -- the consumer's "bible".

Ryan Sowers, RPT, owner of a Model 126V  -  Dedicated to providing excellent service at affordable rates to promote the care and enjoyment of the acoustic piano.

Renner USA  -  Louis Renner is world renown as the preeminent manufacturer of quality piano action parts since 1882, and continues to produce complete piano actions for the world's finest pianos.

Jim Martinez, jazz pianist

Larry Fuller, jazz pianist

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Spurlock Tools  -  Unique tools for the professional piano technician.

Amadeus Pianos, Inc  -  We offer a complete line of piano services for the greater New York, New Jersey, & Connecticut Tri-State areas including: tuning, repair, rebuilding, refinishing, buying, selling, renting, & moving all types of acoustic pianos.

Scale Ripper  -  Piano scale design modification and creation software for piano technicians.



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Andre White - download all songs
"When I started looking for a vertical piano I set out to get a good one. First, I read Larry Fine's book cover to cover. Then I went to 15 piano shops in the San Francisco Bay Area and played about 50 pianos from 14 different piano manufacturers. I also used the Internet to ask questions of registered piano technicians on their opinions of the tuning stability, manufacturing quality, serviceability and general opinions of the pianos I had played. Finally, I retained a consultant, the president of the local piano technician's guild, to supplement my musician's-ear approach to evaluating pianos. He told me not to make a decision before going to see Darrell Fandrich's pianos. By far the single most important factor, however, was my own ears. I played many vertical pianos that were over $20,000 that were uneven across the scale. I played many others that, despite the illustrious name on the fallboard, had part but not all of the tonal qualities I was seeking. Basically, at a premium price I could find brightness and tonal clarity or I could find warmth and richness. But I couldn't find both these qualities in one instrument. Until I visited Darrell Fandrich. I chose the 49" Wilhelm Steinberg vertical piano outfitted with the Fandrich & Sons action. I found this piano to have a superb action, very smooth scale and a sound that integrated the best of the European clarity and American warmth that I had been seeking. I didn't make this decision on price, but I was pleased that the piano that really made my heart sing was less than half the price of what the instruments I was comparing it to sell for. I was also very impressed with the 6'11" Fandrich & Sons grand. I have played many, many Steinway B series grands over the years. (In fact, it has also been 20+ years since I played a really good New York Steinway.) But the Fandrich & Sons grand had it. It had the same kind of singing lyricism as a really good New York Steinway prepped right. I was thrilled. And to think that this piano sells for $26,000! If I had the room in my house for a grand I would have taken the piano home with me right then. My advice to other piano shoppers is that Fandrich & Sons pianos are targeted at a particular segment of piano buying population; Those that:

1. Have good enough ears to recognize a really good instrument when they see it
2. Are driven more by musical considerations than those of status aka 'fallboard fixation'
3. Are not sufficiently wealthy to eliminate price from being an issue to which they pay attention

If you find yourself in the same category as I then you owe it to yourself to try out Fandrich & Sons pianos and let your ears be the judge. I flew all the way from San Francisco and am delighted I did."


-- Terry Tippie
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