Listen to Blake Cooper talk about Knabe piano history:
Watch Jim demonstrate the QRS Player PIano:
QRS PIanomation III features:
All of QRS’s PNOmation Player Piano Systems are designed to complement the life of your piano. Since you will more than likely own the piano for a long time or want to sell it at a reasonable value you’ll want to know that the player inside compliments its life. There are three things to look at in that respect – the components – are they built to tolerances and with materials that can handle the various climates and conditions while being played over a long period of time, the manufacturers history of offering an upgrade path to the latest technology without an expensive replacement, the manufactures history in the business and the music library. QRS’s PNOmation is the only system that since its introduction has been offering a migration path to the latest technology. Its use of the finest components allow the customer the confidence to move forward with an upgrade with knowledge that the rest of the system remains solid. QRS’s use of longer fully encased solenoids with Teflon impregnated solenoid plungers delivers much more accurate control over the range of motion. They also resist corrosion and are self-lubricating. A lost motion cap on the bottom insures proper throw, that without can never guarantee you are delivering the dynamic called for. Next is dynamics – a longer plunger and solenoid delivers more accurately the dynamic called out for in the music. This dynamic can be of the new standard HD MIDI or the old MIDI. QRS supports both.
Knabe WG49 features:
Soundboard: All spruce surface tension. Bridges: Hard rock maple. Ribs: Spruce and notched into inner rim. Plate: Pure iron ore made in the traditional method of slow sand casting. Scale: Original low-tension design. Action: All maple with aluminum rail. Keys: Full length, balanced and weighted. Hammers: Premium grade wool, “T” wired. Pin Block: 16 ply laminated maple. Tuning Pins: Cut-thread reverse torque. Strings: Roslau music wire. Pressure Bar: Nickel plated. Middle Pedal Full Sostenuto. Fallboard: Slow close. Backposts: Hardwood .Warranty: 10-year limited. Others: Hand rubbed lacquer finish.
Forged brass pedals.
Solid brass hardware.
Large solid brass castors