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    Cool Dept: Advances in Piano Design

    Piano design has come a long way. Here is a piano that looks like it belongs on the deck of the Starship Enterprise:



    According to freshhome:
    At a first glance the Schimmel Pegasus Piano doesn’t look like a piano. With those beautifully sculpted curves this piano looks more like a futuristic spaceship. The Piano has over 200 strings with a key assembly of 10000 pieces with a fully adjustable hydraulic lid. Now you can have your own Schimmel Pegasus Piano because there’s one for sale until March 15th, only 14 were made ten years ago for people like Eddie Murphy, Lenny Kravitz, and Prince. The pianist’s touch determines the speed and energy of the hammer contacting and energizing the strings. The pianist’s touch determines the speed and energy of the hammer contacting and energizing the strings. Details in workmanship and material are paramount if the pianist is to enjoy playing the instrument and experience rich, expanded dynamic sonority. Schimmel keyboard/action systems are examples of exclusive workmanship, regulated to discriminating standards and ideally matched to the strung back assemblies. they are asking only $110,000, and their highest bit is currently at $100,000.


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    Re: Cool Dept: Advances in Piano Design

    ... to boldly go where no one has gone before......
    Beam me up, Scotty.

    Dr. Spock's pupil: Raymond

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    The Pegasus was designed by Colani, this is the new design by Daniel Libeskind:



    some like it big...

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    So what does it sound like??


    And when do the flying models come out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    Here is a piano that looks like it belongs on the deck of the Starship Enterprise
    Oh lordy, do not equate music with Star Trek. Does anyone remember the episode where Spock played a Vulcan harp and Lt. Ohura sang? Ugh, gags me to even recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan;[INDENT
    The pianist’s touch determines the speed and energy of the hammer contacting and energizing the strings. The pianist’s touch determines the speed and energy of the hammer contacting and energizing the strings.[/INDENT]



    Well, all righty, then.

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    Re: Cool Dept: Advances in Piano Design

    Quote Originally Posted by schneb View Post
    Oh lordy, do not equate music with Star Trek. Does anyone remember the episode where Spock played a Vulcan harp and Lt. Ohura sang? Ugh, gags me to even recall.
    A harp was never so cool as in Spock's hands and Ohura's vocals only made the harp sound better



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    No seatbelts?

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    How many miles per gallon do those puppies get?
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    The pianist’s touch determines the speed and energy of the hammer contacting and energizing the strings.
    What an amazing idea! If only Bartolomeo Cristofore had thought of that! Oh wait--he did.

    How can that piano fit through a door? Just what parts come loose?
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