Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
131 registered (36251, albumblatter, Abby Pianoman, anamnesis, AlexanderLee, Almaviva, 42 invisible), 1365 Guests and 16 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1332613 - 12/23/09 07:32 PM Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010?
littleo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/23/09
Posts: 1

Top
(ads) Sweetwater / Roland
The Right Mic Makes all the Difference. Piano Mics at Sweetwater

Click Here


#1332632 - 12/23/09 07:49 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: littleo]
Martin C. Doege Offline
Full Member

Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 448
Loc: Hamburg, Germany
First of all they should come up with a new numbering system: The P-90 already exists (and is discontinued), while the P-95 was an outboard motor Yamaha made in the 1960s according to Google...
_________________________
Yamaha P-85; Pianoteq Pleyel

Top
#1332647 - 12/23/09 08:19 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Martin C. Doege]
MarkL Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 728
Loc: Chicago Suburban
I wonder if there's some key to decoding these model numbers, like they have for issuing social security numbers. So maybe things that start with an 8 were designed by a guy whose employee badge number started with an 8. There was a P80 made even before the P90, discontinued sometime back in the early millenium. The only thing worse than using glitzy names that don't mean anything for models is using numbers that aren't in sequence. And I hope the "P" doesn't just stand for piano, that's pretty uncreative.
_________________________
Yamaha P90

Top
#1332664 - 12/23/09 08:48 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: MarkL]
Alden Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 211
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
There's no P-85 replacement for NAMM.

I'm pretty sure the numbering system involves chicken bones and a full moon... wink
_________________________
Alden Skinner
DP Technical Advisor, PianoBuyer Magazine
| VSL Imperial | Pianoteq Pro | Logic Pro |

Top
#1332670 - 12/23/09 08:58 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Alden]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10251
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1332677 - 12/23/09 09:07 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Kawai James]
Brian1963 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/16/09
Posts: 18
Loc: Texas, USA
ROFL

Top
#1332701 - 12/23/09 09:48 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Brian1963]
Alden Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 211
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
+1

btw, in the US Northwest when we think of KJ, we think of this.
_________________________
Alden Skinner
DP Technical Advisor, PianoBuyer Magazine
| VSL Imperial | Pianoteq Pro | Logic Pro |

Top
#1332706 - 12/23/09 09:52 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Alden]
MarkL Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 728
Loc: Chicago Suburban
James, that was a belly laugher
_________________________
Yamaha P90

Top
#1332747 - 12/23/09 11:15 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Alden]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10251
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Alden, lovely. Is it a pleasant wine to drink?

A little while ago I attended a concert for an artist that was using KAWAI instruments on stage. I spoke to the chap after the gig to ask his opinions about the touch and sound of the product. He was most complimentary, yet kept referring to KAWAI as "KAY-WHY". After a few minutes or so I decided to correct him on the pronunciation, suggesting that 'KY' manufacture an altogether different kind of product.

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1333217 - 12/24/09 05:07 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: littleo]
dewster Offline
4000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/07/09
Posts: 4605
Loc: Northern NJ
Originally Posted By: littleo
Complete but (probably) inaccurate chronology can be found here: http://www.yamaha.co.jp/manual/english/chron.php

Oh, nice, thanks!
_________________________
The DPBSD Project!
THE RD-700NX Thread!
DPs Exposed! (nekid pichures!)
!IMO!

Top
#1333291 - 12/24/09 07:50 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: dewster]
Alden Offline
Full Member

Registered: 01/02/06
Posts: 211
Loc: Portland, Oregon, USA
KJ - its a very pleasant, very reliable Chard.

Are you doing Christmas cake and KFC this year?
_________________________
Alden Skinner
DP Technical Advisor, PianoBuyer Magazine
| VSL Imperial | Pianoteq Pro | Logic Pro |

Top
#1333301 - 12/24/09 08:21 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Alden]
Kawai James Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 10251
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Originally Posted By: Alden
Are you doing Christmas cake and KFC this year?


No, Japanese Christmas cake is a pale imitation of the real thing, while KFC is also a poor substitute for a full roast dinner with all the trimmings.

Alas, neither is terribly easy to find over here, so after I finish work I'll head to yoga, then probably pick up a slab of raw fish on the way home.

Merry Christmas!

Cheers,
James
x
_________________________
Employed by Kawai Japan, however the opinions I express are my own.
Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014

Top
#1337968 - 12/31/09 03:29 PM Re: Any rumors on P-85 successor at NAMM 2010? [Re: Kawai James]
Gardyloo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/18/09
Posts: 5
Loc: San Francisco Area
If any of you are in Northern California in early September, KJ has the most wonderful tomato fest and wine pairing. We go every year.

Happy New Year!

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
Shop our Store for Music Lovers!
PianoSupplies.com is Piano World's Online Store
Please visit our store today.
circle of 5ths coaster
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Hal Leonard Teacher VIP
Hal Leonard Teacher VIP Your Source for Piano Music
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
New Topics - Multiple Forums
A long over due update...
by Les Koltvedt
03/31/15 09:04 PM
Piano Movers Tightened a Leg Bolt too Tightly
by pianoman9
03/31/15 08:17 PM
descending thirds with right hand
by pianu_reeves
03/31/15 06:40 PM
Best way to control a PC virtual piano from Yamaha CLP-585?
by eclectic
03/31/15 06:31 PM
Seasonal warning
by PhilipInChina
03/31/15 06:24 PM
What's Hot!!
Trade Regrets: Gary Trafton - Piano Rep
--------------------
Historic Piano Documents
--------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Forum Stats
78,726 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,893 Topics
2,390,899 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Sheet Music Plus (125)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission