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*NEW* Two Manual French Harpsichord

by simnuts101 Posted 27th Feb 2006 at 2:15 AM - Updated 1st Dec 2008 at 10:12 PM by -Maylin-
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This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
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Hi everyone!

Here a small treat for everyone. This is a double manual (2 keyboards) French Harpsichord. This is a brand new mesh, I did borrow the keys, music rack and top of the bench from the saloon piano, other than that, everything else was designed and constructed by me.

This is a two manual instrument. Some harpsichords also have one manual, but I thought having two would make it look a bit richer. You will also notice that the keys are opposite a piano’s, the white being black and the black being white. This is typical of harpsichords. Also they usually have a beautiful decorative inside panel on them, they really are small works of art (and fun to play!). Well, enough of the history lesson!

You will also notice that I have made this into a ten tile object (see pic below). This means that this CANNOT poke through walls, doors, and window’s, and your Sims WILL NOT walk through the back end of it either (HUGH thanks to Echo for her tutorial on adding additional tiles to objects!!). I have also added and additional subset so you can mix and match the decorative inside lid with the different wood textures.


- Your Sims can only practice on this, they WILL NOT perform.
- I also have a feeling that your Sims may have trouble joining in with the band (but I have not tested this).
- From what I have read on this site, it looks like you need University for this object to work, because when that expansion pack came out (from my understanding), they changed the tunes on the piano. This object was created using the University piano.
- The sound is still a piano (I was actually searching through the file to see if I could change that, no luck!)
- Your Sims will only play the bottom manual
- Best of all, this is a very low poly count!! Only 1,805 poly’s (Maxis = 3,210 poly’s), the size of a two tile object!!!
- You can recolor these items, but the meshe may not be uploaded to another website, group, or forum. Please link back to this thread with proper credits.

Well, I think that’s about it!! If you have any difficulties, please let me know.

I hope you enjoy!!!

P.S. – This would sure look nice in Nengi’s French Manor!!!
      Antique: Antique or Historical
      Living: Living Room
Maxis Flags:
      Not Applicable

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Two Manual French

Size: 1.17 MB · Downloads: 23,027 · 27th Feb 2006
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#2 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:17 AM Last edited by LyricLee : 27th Feb 2006 at 2:20 AM. Reason: NO FIRST POST POSTS
Oooh, ! This is simply spectacularly gorgeous! :D

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#3 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:20 AM
Excellent! THis will go perfectly with my Rokoko neighborhood! Thanks a bunch for your fabulous work!
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#4 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:25 AM
I just love your work..Thank you for sharing.
#5 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:27 AM
Thank you, Simnuts, I am a HUGE fan of your work! It is gorgeous and it will go great in nengi's house with the rest of your stuff!

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#6 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:34 AM
Gorgeous, you have limitless talent and thank you for sharing it.
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#7 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 2:40 AM
Simnuts you are my hero!

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#8 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 3:46 AM
OMG! I was looking for a harpsichord! Thank you so very, very, much! I just love antique/victorian stuff, and this is stunning! Thank you again! Now all I need is a pipe organ!
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#9 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 3:55 AM
I love you.
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#10 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 5:02 AM
Stunningly gorgeous. As a classical musician I'm always looking for my 'own' kind of stuff.
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#11 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 5:14 AM
This is just exquisite! Thank you for sharing. With something this classy it must go in an equally classy home. I'll put it in nengi's Manor
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#12 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 5:35 AM
Great Work
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#13 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 6:01 AM
I.. think I'm in love. Thanks so, so much <3

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#14 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 6:09 AM
Agreed I always enjoy what you do! You do the best stuff! Never fail to suprize and amaze!!!!!!!!!!!!! :oD
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#15 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 6:46 AM
Beautiful! And thank you SO much for the fact that they can only practice on it. I get so fed up when my sims keep trying to perform on their own house... alone. :P
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#16 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 6:57 AM
Very pretty!

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#17 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 8:23 AM
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#18 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 9:11 AM
Finally a welldone Grand piano

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#19 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 9:21 AM
Wow, this is such a 'Beauty', absolutely positively magical. Simnuts you keep making such excellent and accurate objects it is almost scary. Thank you very much for giving us this work of art.
(I will have to change the layout of my 'Manoir' to give this masterpiece it's proper setting)

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#20 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 10:54 AM
Really great indeed.
#21 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 11:44 AM
It's beautiful
many thanks

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#22 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 12:39 PM
Oh wow. I have been wanting one of these for a long time! You did a fantastic job on this.

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#23 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 12:48 PM
Its sooo beautiful that I was in a hurry to download it.I can't tell more.Its just a masterpiece.Thanks for all the jewels that you share with us.
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#24 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 12:57 PM
This is nice. It's a bit wide for a harpsichord (too many notes) but I suppose that's the limitations of mesh and the sim animations. I would be very interested indeed if you could change the sound - I've been meaning to have a look at that myself. Then maybe I could record some Louis Couperin or Bach and put it in the game. My own harpsichord is a little Flemish (copy) single manual.
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#25 Old 27th Feb 2006 at 1:05 PM
very nice, thanks for sharing

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