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Post by Maria » Sun, 10 Oct 2004 5:53 pm

We're just relocated to singapore. My children and I just started on piano lessons . I went around to look for 2nd hand piano and confronted with variety of brand name like Yamaha (which was very popular in singapore), kawai and Krause. Have anyone heard of "krause" made in Japan piano. Can I get good 2nd hand piano for less than $3k. Thanks.

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Post by joe » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 3:57 pm

u can get good used piano from many place. i bought a kawai 132cm upright grand from a shop in IMM and they r reliable... make sure u check the serial number b4 u buy so that u can verify the year of manufactured. the co. in IMM is called musiclodge.

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Post by vit_c » Tue, 26 Oct 2004 6:01 pm

you can get a kawai at about $2k+ new upright but not examination model same goes for hyundai. Examination models are about $4k there abouts brand new.

Mine a Hyundai both are Korean brands not much difference in quality if you ask me - Yamaha is just very branded & my friend's paino teacher from Yamaha music school has been bugging her to get a $10k upright examination model for her son (he is 6 this year - very talented) but my friend's going for the korean brands.

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Post by HaPpYgOlUcKy » Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:16 pm

I recently bought a Kawasaki for S$3,500. It sounds lovely, has a lovely growl and goes like a rocket!

It also does 250km/h and only needs topping up once every week or so

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Post by HaPpYgOlUcKy Original » Mon, 01 Nov 2004 2:58 pm

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Post by Makingthemove » Fri, 21 Sep 2012 12:38 pm

Rehashing this old thread - anyone recently bought a piano in Singapore, happy with the outcome/price, care to recommend?

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Post by Mi Amigo » Fri, 21 Sep 2012 4:20 pm

Perhaps one of the mods could move this thread to the 'Staying, Living in Singapore' sub-forum. It doesn't really belong in the 'Careers & Jobs in Singapore' section and the PP may stand a better chance of getting some answers there.
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Post by Makingthemove » Fri, 21 Sep 2012 4:21 pm

Yes please. Thanks.

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Post by Brah » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:57 am

And while you're at it, consider an electric keyboard. You can get ones with fully weighted keys that feel, behave and sound like pianos.

We've got at least 3 inconsiderate neighbors in our condo who seem to think it's ok to to subject everyone else to their constant piano plonking and painful repeated attempts to get musical passages correct.

We hate them.

Pianos have no place in condos, if that's where you plan to live.

Me? I use a headphone amp. And I can practice any time of day without bothering anyone.

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Post by Makingthemove » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 12:33 pm

Yes, I was considering an electric. Carrefour have pretty much sold out [of everything].

Thanks for the noise tip. We are actually in a condo but a new one with seemingly very thick floors/walls; can't hear anything from our neighbours, plus the din of the water features drowns everything out anyway. But I don't want to be the first to create a scene so I'll keep our windows shut when we practice.

Not even found/started lessons yet, thought I'd start with getting the thing.

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Post by JayCee » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 2:35 pm

Makingthemove wrote:Yes, I was considering an electric. Carrefour have pretty much sold out [of everything].

Thanks for the noise tip. We are actually in a condo but a new one with seemingly very thick floors/walls; can't hear anything from our neighbours, plus the din of the water features drowns everything out anyway. But I don't want to be the first to create a scene so I'll keep our windows shut when we practice.

Not even found/started lessons yet, thought I'd start with getting the thing.
Closing the windows makes no difference, and newer condos very very rarely have thicker walls, new buildings here are generally not as well built as the older ones. Regardless of how the condo is built, people WILL be able to hear you playing a piano so be considerate and stop playing at a reasonable hour and also try not to play when people are getting home from work and want to relax a bit. I have also had arsehole neightbours with pianos and I had to constantly go downstairs (yes, the sound can travel between floors too) to tell them to STFU at 10.30pm
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Post by Makingthemove » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:50 pm

I will be considerate, yes, of course. It sounds like you have really, really hideous neighbours. We have lovely ones here. I will throw the piano OUT of the window if I think it is even slightly annoying anyone.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 23 Sep 2012 11:36 pm

I think you all are lucky, truth be know. I have a rather inconsiderate neighbour (well, the majority are if you live in an HDB estate), who thinks she is a music teacher (or at least one of the local schools thinks she is I believe) Soooo, she has to show everybody in the block and neighbouring block that now only does she play the piano miserably, she's just as bad with the french horn, oboe (or the Indian equivalent - she's Chinese but the noise sounds like a badly played oboe or the indian oboe or whatever it's called). She also tries to play some other brass instrument which I am loath to try to identify. And this can, on occasion last the entire weekend! And we have a Lothario who is a couple bulbs short of a chandelier who alternatively shouts/yelps like a coyote/howls/sings at stupid hours of the day and night and is louder than any Karung Guni man!
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Post by x9200 » Mon, 24 Sep 2012 7:41 am

Interestingly we have a very similar situation - somebody giving regular lessons on piano and fiddle. It was already going on at the time moved in and initially we thought it was our direct neighbor from below but in reality they were living 3 storeys below. I just could not imagine how the direct neighbors can survive this.

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Post by Makingthemove » Mon, 24 Sep 2012 7:44 am

*scrubs piano off list*

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