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#1485711 - 08/01/10 07:43 AM Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635
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There is a slightly used YPG 625 available locally for $600 with bench and all accessories...or I can get the upgraded version (The 635) for $800 brand new.

Is the upgrade/warranty worth the extra $200?


I've worn out the PSRE 223 I bought to introduce me to keyboard...time to move on to a weighted keyboard. A friend has the 635 and I really like the feel and sound of it.
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#1485723 - 08/01/10 08:08 AM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: Cobra1365]
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YPG 625 has only 32 note polyphony, compared to 64 notes for the 635. It's the same as for some of the 61 keys keyboards.
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#1485728 - 08/01/10 08:18 AM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: TheodorN]
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OK Thanks!
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#1485901 - 08/01/10 01:56 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: Cobra1365]
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Originally Posted By: Cobra1365
There is a slightly used YPG 625 available locally for $600 with bench and all accessories...or I can get the upgraded version (The 635) for $800 brand new.


For $600 you can get into a new P85. It's got the same key action and sound ast the YPG. Unless you like all the non-piano features of the YPG.

Have you looked at other brands? At your price point I think Casio is the strongest brand. The PX130 or PX330 may have better kay action thenthe Yamaha. At double your price point I think Yamaha is the stronger brand.

Not saying what to get just that at $600 to $800 range there are some more options, be sure that you've checked them all out.

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#1485918 - 08/01/10 02:19 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: ChrisA]
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I second ChrisA's advice. At this price point I'd be looking at Casio PX130 or 330, which is definitely is a three velocity layered piano voice. The other non-piano Casio voices will likely be inferior to the Yamaha however.

If you could spend $1k USD I'd say look at the Yamaha CP33 - no internal speakers, but good keys and better voices.

Or try a used P120 (~$500) or P140 (~$700) if you want good keys and internal speakers. Look on CraigsList.
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#1485951 - 08/01/10 03:14 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: dewster]
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If you want the YPG635 / DGX630 (the same instruments - different numbers for different types of stores), CostCo.com has it with the furniture style stand, for $749.
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#1486594 - 08/02/10 01:12 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: JaneS]
steelyken Offline
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Registered: 05/02/09
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Take a look at bhphoto for a really good deal on the YPG-635 including the 3 pedal unit.

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#1486848 - 08/02/10 08:02 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: Cobra1365]
Nikalette Offline
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I just sold my slightly used YPG 635 for $550, including a bench, the 3 pedal unit, all the software, printed out songbook sheets...it was in perfect condition.

There's a sale (or was recently) at Musician's Friend for the YPG 635 for I believe $699 including a free pedal unit.

$600 is way too much for a $625, I think you can get them new for less than that.

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#1486851 - 08/02/10 08:06 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: Cobra1365]
Nikalette Offline
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They're selling the 635 on Amazon for $699 with free shipping.

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#1487603 - 08/03/10 08:01 PM Re: Yamaha YPG 625 versus YPG 635 [Re: Nikalette]
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I ended up going with the 635. Our local store made me a pretty good deal.
Thanks for all the input!
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