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November 19, 2019

A phone company has created a digital piano, made entirely of smartphones.

OnePlus, who are known for their marketing stunts, revealed the contraption yesterday on London’s Southbank, near the Tate Modern.

Engineers hooked up 17 OnePlus 7T Pros in a piano casing, each phone containing five keys (three white, two black) of a total of 85.

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Grand piano leg prop designed by Steve McClard (McClard Bros. Piano Tuning)

September 25, 2019

Here's a simple design for a grand piano leg prop, adjustable from 26-30 inches. It's a simple design using four 2x4 with 18'' legs. The adjustment comes using a block between the opening at top center. After using it once, I just need to add felt to the opening at the top.


The two inner 2x4 are 26'' long. The outer are 30'' and 32'', which are larger than the ones pictured. Use your own design here, making sure to measure clearances for the piano you are fixing. Keep clear of the soundboard, of course. The inner adjustment wood is then made with 2x2 and a small piece of lauan. Cover the inner top with felt, as well as the top of the adjustment piece. Add a taller adjustment piece for higher grands. Take it away for lower grands.

I think there are three sizes of grands (24, 26 and 28). I added two inches to each setting to keep the leg off the ground an appropriate amount. It worked perfectly the first time I used it.

September 08, 2019

On the outskirts of Chiang Mai you will see something which, at first glance, looks like an alien spacecraft. Closer inspection reveals that it is a building shaped like a grand piano. So, what is it for? A concert hall? No. A music academy? No. A restaurant with a piano bar? Again, no.


August 19, 2019

Sarah Nicolls is building a lightweight & portable acoustic grand piano based upon her innovative “Inside-Out Piano” and is looking for people to get involved in this unique project via Kickstarter.

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July 29, 2019

Louis Renner, the world's premier producer of piano actions and hammerheads, is being sold. New owner is the piano maker Steinway & Sons. The jobs in the Schnauderstadt and in the Gärtringen district in Baden-Württemberg should remain unchanged.


July 11, 2019

Exxeo is a high-tech piano made out of materials like carbon fiber, premium automotive leather and aerospace grade aluminum. Advanced soundboard speaker system; recreates the broad dynamic range of the grand pianos through the 200 watts, 9 speaker sound system. Its dedicated built-in battery enables the piano to perform up to 20 hours on a single charge.


July 03, 2019

A mysterious piano has appeared at McGuire Lake.

The American made Kimball piano has been placed underneath the Japanese friendship gate at McGuire Lake park along with a small bench.


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