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#1186547 - 04/24/09 02:23 PM what keyboard to buy?
Slowbiefatwanna Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 19
Loc: New Port Richey
Is there anyone here who would be kind enough to offer a recommendation to me for a portable keyboard?

I am a new player,about 6 months, I cant afford a real piano.

I have 240.00 to spend.

I like the yammaha's from the descriptions, but I cannot go look at them(housebound). What do you think?

OO also who to trust? Is musicians friend ok?
How about Musiciansbuy.com?

I hope its ok to ask these questions here. If not, I apologize.

Edited by Slowbiefatwanna (04/24/09 02:27 PM)
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#1186589 - 04/24/09 03:28 PM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: Slowbiefatwanna]
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Registered: 11/17/06
Posts: 2735
Loc: Not in Texas
My only recommendation is that you get a full sized keyboard with weighted keys. I have a Casio PX-110 that's a little above your price range but plays (I think) very well for the price. You might also have a look at the Digital Pianos-Synths and Keyboards forum as this question comes up pretty often there.

Good luck!

#1186622 - 04/24/09 04:03 PM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: BB Player]
Slowbiefatwanna Offline
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Registered: 05/29/08
Posts: 19
Loc: New Port Richey
Thanks for the info, I am headed to that forum now.
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#1187380 - 04/25/09 08:01 PM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: Slowbiefatwanna]
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I second the recommendation for the Casio PX-120. You can get it for about $500, and it is the instrument you are learning. You are not learning keyboard, you are learning piano. They are two different things, and if you spend $240 on a keyboard now, you will only become frustrated to the point of quitting, or buying a real piano 6 months down the road. Not to mention the fact that it will impair your progress! Save yourself the time an aggravation - piano is difficult enough as it is! - and get an instrument that will last you years to come. For those students of mine who require a digital piano, the Casio PX-120 had been great, and they really enjoy it. smile
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#1187406 - 04/25/09 08:49 PM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: Morodiene]
Azk Offline
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Registered: 04/23/09
Posts: 6
You should check amazon once in a while since I was able to pick up a px120 for 400 dollars last week. Dont know if it was a "while supplies last" type of deal, but I thought it was a bargain.

#1187414 - 04/25/09 09:11 PM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: Slowbiefatwanna]
Horwinkle Offline
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Registered: 09/22/08
Posts: 1011
Originally Posted By: Slowbiefatwanna
... offer a recommendation to me for a portable keyboard? ... I have 240.00 to spend.

I have to agree with Morodiene. You can't play piano on a $240 unit. Those are toys.

However long it took you to save $240, continue to save for that long and more. Expect to spend at least $600. Even that doesn't buy much, but at least it keeps you out of the toy category.

#1188083 - 04/27/09 01:44 AM Re: what keyboard to buy? [Re: Horwinkle]
Zingledot Offline
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Registered: 04/08/09
Posts: 13
Loc: Utah
Per the recommendation of the people on here I bought a PX120 to learn on. Feels great, all my friends say the feel is really good, too. Guitar Center is running a package deal, with a stand and bench for something like $550.

But don't judge the quality of the sound based on the built-in speakers. They suck. Terrible. Bad. Terribad. They'll suck on anything in this price-range I'm pretty sure. Sounds amazing in decent headphones or if you had your own external speakers, however.


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