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#1076220 - 07/09/04 07:05 AM New piano and a question
Balparda Offline
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Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 48
Loc: Colombia
Hi all.

Thought I'd let you all know that I just bought my very first digital piano \:\) (I've been using keyboards so far). It's a CLP130, and I'm pretty happy with it ^^
Here's the link to the page of that model:
http://www.yamaha.com/yamahavgn/CDA/Cont...D203500,00.html

In the other hand, I wanted to ask something: I know what the pedal on the right is for (sustain), but what are the other two for?

Thx a lot ;\)

-Jon
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#1076221 - 07/09/04 10:06 AM Re: New piano and a question
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
you might want to post this in digital/piano forum area, then you will get answers. btw, digital piano's pedals are the same as ones on a regular piano.

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#1076222 - 07/09/04 04:14 PM Re: New piano and a question
Balparda Offline
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I know the pedals act the same way in both acoustic and digital pianos. My question is what they do...
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#1076223 - 07/09/04 04:16 PM Re: New piano and a question
Balparda Offline
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Loc: Colombia
I know the pedals act the same way in both acoustic and digital pianos. My questions is what they do...

I haven't had the oportunity too play on a real piano or anything like that; and when I tried the digital before buying it, I didn't press the pedal except for the sustain one, simply coz I don't know wath the others ones do.

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#1076224 - 07/09/04 08:49 PM Re: New piano and a question
Kitagrl Offline
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Registered: 06/29/04
Posts: 95
Would it be rude to ask how much your piano cost? I am wondering how much more expensive the clavinovas are than the regular digitals.

Oh and the left pedal is the soft pedal. The middle one I don't think many people use but it is something like it holds the first notes down that you play while you play other notes...I think I just read that recently.

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#1076225 - 07/10/04 01:56 AM Re: New piano and a question
Balparda Offline
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Registered: 03/12/04
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Loc: Colombia
Rude? not at all.

I payed US1495, with a discount. The original price was US1625.

And about the effect of the middle and left pedals, could you be a little more specific on what they do, please?

-Jon
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#1076226 - 07/10/04 09:24 AM Re: New piano and a question
Bob Muir Offline
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Registered: 11/01/03
Posts: 2653
Loc: Lakewood, WA, USA
Here's a decent page that explains the three pedals:

http://www.jeffreychappell.com/pedaling.htm

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#1076227 - 07/10/04 11:05 AM Re: New piano and a question
nan Offline
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Registered: 06/12/04
Posts: 140
Loc: San Francisco
Balparda, I have a question for you on the comfort level of using the pedals on your new Clavinova. Can you use the pedals with ease?

I'm asking because I recently bought a Clavinova and did not focus on the pedals at all. I believe I tried them out on the CLP 150/170 -- I ended up buying a CLP 990 because of a special discount. I'm happy with it except for the foot pedals are much too awkard for me. I'm using a few books to prop my foot but am disapointed to have spent so much money when the foot pedals are so high and stiff. Just wondering if you are happy with the CLP 130 foot pedals or if anyone else has experienced this problem?

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#1076228 - 07/10/04 04:41 PM Re: New piano and a question
Steve B. Offline
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Registered: 03/25/04
Posts: 7
Loc: Southern California
Hi nan... I thought I'd chime in, since I bought a CLP 130 about six months ago. I've been very happy with the instrument, including the pedals. The height of the pedals is the same as on my instructor's acoustic, and the action is smooth. I only wish I would have paid the low price that Balparda did!

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#1076229 - 07/10/04 11:45 PM Re: New piano and a question
Balparda Offline
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Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 48
Loc: Colombia
I'm pretty happy with everything about my new instrument, including the pedals. I've had no problems at all with them. They're easy to use, and the action is like the one I've seen in most acoustics.

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