Pianos & grand pianos
We are completely at home with us to advise you in every budget and type of instrument to your taste. We are talking about standing (Upright) pianos which are named in height of cm's and the string length is important. With a grand piano, it is not so much the height of the instrument that is important, but especially the horizontal / horizontal length. A piano and grand piano also have a completely different mechanical effect from each other. The grand piano is "open" at the top and bottom and therefore gives the soundboard a greater volume. Also, the intensity of the sound is usually more complex or, if you prefer, "broader" in sound spectrum. Especially in the area of the bass register, the basses, pianos, but especially also grand pianos with longer bass strings, give a more beautiful sound than a shorter bass string. On the other hand, not only the length of the string is important, but the copper winding also offers less thick copper winding with a longer string. These copper wraps in the bass strings are necessary to achieve the correct pitch / depth. The alloy of the copper and steel strings is also important in the sound quality of the instrument.
How does an acoustic piano or grand piano work?
A hammer hits the string by means of a so-called hammer head. The sound thereof is transferred to a "comb", which is fixedly mounted on the soundboard and which is made of the highest possible quality soundwood (conifers), so-called Fichte, Spruce. The growth rings of the soundboard play a major role and the height at which the tree grew. At the rear of the soundboard, spreading / ribs of equal quality wood are mounted at 90 degrees from the growth rings direction, so that the sound spreads over the entire soundboard within a mere second. A soundboard is actually a super natural amplifier in quantity and quality of the sound properties of hammer-comb-string-case.
How come every piano or grand piano sounds different?
Since each piano or grand piano is made from a different tree, even the same model of the same make still sounds slightly different. Buying a piano for you is a matter of the heart and less of the mind. The piano that makes you "happy" is the choice of your heart. Everyone also has their own preference for the player, the so-called toucher. The instruments are carefully adjusted in terms of playing nature and tuned by us. Where necessary, sounded by means of the Intoning of an instrument. We are happy to advise you on the many qualitative backgrounds of the various instruments and the manufacturers of origin. The choice in the number of options you have with us in the BOL & MUSIC ALL IN showroom, together with the other BOL stores, is one of the largest qualitative selection centers in Europe. Especially the choice of so many quality products that can all be heard side by side within a few seconds walking distance and within the same acoustics on the day (s) of your visit is truly the unique concept within our 7 stores. "Taking a sound with you through the high-speed traffic in other rooms is after all not possible to remember a sound. On the central website (www.bolpianos.nl), each instrument is listed individually for each location. In Noordwijk we have a very large collection of these instruments that are offered for playing.
How do I make the right choice?
What counts as most important is what you like yourself, within the possibilities of the budget that you can and want to spend for a piano. We have many forms of options, which we would be happy to inform you personally during your visit. You can only make a choice of the best in comparison to something else in a similar price range, whereby you must have access to a large choice and you are able to buy in a non-binding and hospitable atmosphere. Because how often in your life do you buy a piano or grand piano? Not that often, right?
We wish you a warm welcome.