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
119 registered (alfredo capurso, albumblatter, Abby Pianoman, Allochi, ahoffmann, Amosdoll, 34 invisible), 1448 Guests and 11 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
#1629796 - 02/28/11 09:00 AM Bought a Nord Piano 88
Cee Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Timisoara, Romania
Hello,

My NP88 shipped yesterday from Thomann.de without a power cable in the box, no USB cable, no DVD-ROM and no User Manual. Good thing they put the Pedal in there.

So anyways, I find a power cable (since they're all universal) and plugged it in. Absolutely LOVED the piano. The keys feel excellent (I'm a pianist not a keyboardist), the dynamic range is amazing and the sounds are top notch.

After 10-15 minutes of playing and fiddling with the sounds and the Nord Sound Manager, an E flat key, right above middle C broke down. It wouldn't come back up and it was dead for sound. I could not believe what I saw: A 2,000 euro instrument broke in 15 minutes of playing.

An instrument that was made for gigging and "on the road" life and all that jazz. My previous keyboard was this 6 year-old Casio Privia PX-100 and even though people do say I've got a heavy touch on my hands, I did not manage to break any of its (crappy plastic) keys in all that time.

So I'm thinking factory faulty key. I sent the piano back to Thomann for a replacement but my whole plans are now pretty much ruined. The moment I spent my money and got the delivery date, of course, I started making plans...

Now it's going to take pretty much two weeks to get a new NP88.

Problem is if this second NP88 is going to break or something I'm going to lose it. If I can't have the NP88 there's no other electronic stage piano that appeals me right now.

Has anyone had problems with their keyboards or anything like that with missing cables in the box or any other issues with their instruments? This is the first time I'm buying from Thomann and it's not giving me a good first impression...

Cheers!
_________________________
Pianist, composer.
Click for website...

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1629865 - 02/28/11 11:04 AM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: Cee]
EssBrace Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 2461
Loc: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Hi, you need to get this up on the keyboard/synth forum. Sorry you've had a bad experience. I own a Nord Piano and love it. No issues at all, nothing missing in the box and nothing has broken yet and I sometimes play quite hard.

Steve
_________________________
Yamaha CP1

Top
#1629930 - 02/28/11 12:35 PM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: Cee]
Cee Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Timisoara, Romania
Thanks for replying. I apologize for posting in the wrong section, perhaps a mod can move it.

I'm glad to hear that the NP88 is holding up alright for heavy playing. I'd hate to have the broken key in my mind every time I sit down to play a gig on that instrument - which will be my only instrument when it ships back.

I loved the whole 15 minutes or so of the piano. It sounds great and the action suits me great.

Did you buy yours from a UK store or had it shipped, if you don't mind me asking?

Cheers!
_________________________
Pianist, composer.
Click for website...

Top
#1629938 - 02/28/11 12:54 PM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: Cee]
EssBrace Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 12/01/09
Posts: 2461
Loc: Suffolk, United Kingdom
UK seller - Digital Village. They shipped it to me, there was no one within 100 miles with a Nord for me to try at the time. Nord has a reputation as a professional's instrument so I think you were just very unlucky. Their keys are made by Fatar in Italy. Not the best key action but very useable. Also supplied to Kurzweil, another company with a strong pro customer base.

Good luck

Steve
_________________________
Yamaha CP1

Top
#1630059 - 02/28/11 04:13 PM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: EssBrace]
Cee Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 29
Loc: Timisoara, Romania
I've only heard good things about Clavia and I got the chance to play the Classic Stage 88 in New York at a SamAsh store.

I remember liking it a lot and that's why I went for the NP88. I play on some Rolands and Korgs at the job and I didn't like them at all...

I'm aware that I'll have to adjust to the NP88's keys a bit, especially coming from playing Yamaha baby grands, but for the 15 minutes I got to play on it I liked it.

Here's hoping the new keyboard they send me will be fine!

Cheers!
_________________________
Pianist, composer.
Click for website...

Top
#1647589 - 03/25/11 03:22 AM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: Cee]
cfishy Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 12/31/10
Posts: 6
Are these Nord keys heavier than the yammy CP5? I'm shopping at this range and i have a very light touch, I prefer lighter keys.

Top
#1649810 - 03/28/11 08:10 PM Re: Bought a Nord Piano 88 [Re: cfishy]
luisdent Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/28/11
Posts: 207
Originally Posted By: cfishy
Are these Nord keys heavier than the yammy CP5? I'm shopping at this range and i have a very light touch, I prefer lighter keys.


I'd say they're similar but different. :-) Not heavier though.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
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
WONDERFUL BOOK for understanding piano music, Bach and
by frankdavid
03/29/15 07:47 AM
WONDERFUL BOOK for understanding classical music, Bach and
by frankdavid
03/29/15 07:33 AM
Feinberg - Sirodeau plays 2 preludes from Op. 8
by 255
03/29/15 06:22 AM
Do Schumann's pieces have to be played as sets?
by Pover
03/29/15 05:09 AM
A Visit to the Wizard's Workshop (trip report)
by phantomFive
03/29/15 03:24 AM
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
78,692 Registered Members
43 Forums
162,797 Topics
2,389,732 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