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#1707586 - 07/05/11 01:37 AM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: SteveConslaw]
pv88 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
Posts: 3494
Hi Steve,

Let me know if you should encounter a sustain pedal resonance issue with your new AP-620. Please post it here, if you do.

One new member [souwestriver] has had the issue in this thread, below:

Casio AP-620 / Resonance issue remains / Question

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#1712925 - 07/13/11 11:47 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: pv88]
SteveConslaw Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 13
Loc: Indiana, USA
I have not encountered any issues at all, but to be fair, with less than a month with the piano, "the night is still young".

If there is one thing I could change on the AP 620, I would make the captions on the buttons more legible and make the backlit display bigger. I know that might make the piano less "acoustic looking" but it would be worth it.

I played a few general midi sequences off of an SD card the other day, including Rebecca Black's "Friday". They sound pretty good with the built-in instruments. The drums could use more presence.
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Step Back! he's got a synthesizer, and he isn't afraid to use it.

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#1767055 - 10/08/11 09:49 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: pv88]
SteveConslaw Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: Indiana, USA
I have encountered no sustain pedal resonance issues.

To change the topic, I just wanted to post that I bought a piano lamp that works well with the AP620. [url=http://www.amazon.com/Piano-Desk-Lamp-Satin-Nickel/dp/B002SDR7OO/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1318124827&sr=1-1-catcorr]Boston Harbor Satin Nickel Piano Desk Lamp[/url, usually about $25 from Amazon has a finish that comes pretty close to the metal trim on the AP620. If any piano needed a piano lamp, it is the AP620. Those buttons just cannot be read without direct light.
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Step Back! he's got a synthesizer, and he isn't afraid to use it.

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#1810231 - 12/21/11 08:18 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: PlasticGlass]
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 5
I just ordered the Casio Celviano AP620 and Im very concerned now after reading this forum. Does anyone know if the wobbly keys really become a big problem or is there just some play that doesnt necessarily have to be fixed. Thanks!

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#1810234 - 12/21/11 08:27 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: Sniffy]
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Thanks

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#1816064 - 12/31/11 06:01 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: PlasticGlass]
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Registered: 12/21/11
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Ok well I received my AP620 on Thursday and it is beautiful. It plays very well. I have noticed that the black keys do make a clicking sound when i play them sometimes because I hit them on an angle. It doesnt bother me though, nothing is perfect. My only worry is that it is going to get worse. I dont know who to believe on this website. Some people seem to be just stuck on Yamaha and bash Casio for no good reason. This piano is much nicer than any of the Yamahas I played in the store. Im am so happy with it but I cannot get the keybed issue out of my head, its as though im just waiting for it to get worse and its ruining my experience. Does anyone have this piano for a long period of time and can confirm it still plays good? Thank you. I dont want to return this one! This is the 3rd DP I had and I cant stand that there is a problem with each and every one! If somebody can offer me some good advice id really appreciate it. Thanks again.

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#1816089 - 12/31/11 06:53 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: PlasticGlass]
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Registered: 08/28/08
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Loc: Lakewood, CA
Casio is offering 2 additional years warranty if you register your piano on their site(USA). This matches the standard Yahama warranty so if the keybed becomes defective, you can have it replaced.

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#1816118 - 12/31/11 07:43 PM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: galaxy4t]
steamboatman Offline
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Thanks

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#1816288 - 01/01/12 03:05 AM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: steamboatman]
pv88 Offline
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Registered: 08/31/10
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Originally Posted By: steamboatman
Ok well I received my AP620 on Thursday and it is beautiful. It plays very well. I have noticed that the black keys do make a clicking sound when i play them sometimes because I hit them on an angle. It doesnt bother me though, nothing is perfect. My only worry is that it is going to get worse. I dont know who to believe on this website. Some people seem to be just stuck on Yamaha and bash Casio for no good reason. This piano is much nicer than any of the Yamahas I played in the store. Im am so happy with it but I cannot get the keybed issue out of my head, its as though im just waiting for it to get worse and its ruining my experience. Does anyone have this piano for a long period of time and can confirm it still plays good? Thank you. I dont want to return this one! This is the 3rd DP I had and I cant stand that there is a problem with each and every one! If somebody can offer me some good advice id really appreciate it. Thanks again.


Please note:

However, watch for (or, beware) of the potential for a resonance issue with the sustain pedal which seems to happen when you pedal a lot, plus use the "Piano / Strings" combined layer. This can also happen on the PX-130 (which I previously owned, then sold), and, does happen on the AP-620.

Perhaps you won't play as I do, with heavy pedaling and a high volume level set, with playing in the "ff" range. Have had exactly three Casio's that have had this same issue, although I have kept the AP-620 since it doesn't happen all of the time.

I did give up on trying to record and capture the resonance issue, since it requires knowing how transfer a recording (with the issue captured on it) from the Casio's built-in recorder to an SD memory card.

Can't figure out how to get that done, as I messed up some SD memory cards in the process, or, didn't format them in the right way, etc... and, memory cards aren't cheap, either.

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#1816324 - 01/01/12 07:43 AM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: pv88]
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 332
Loc: Yarmouth, Maine
I've had a px330 for 2 years now and have had no issues with anything at all. In spite of the Casio bashing I've heard, I think they have a lot to offer for low prices. They do have good warranties, and I've heard that their customer support is very good as well —I've never had to use it.

I picked a Casio because it offered lots of bells and whistles for a lower cost than Yamaha, Roland or Kawai and I've not regretted my decision.

Best of luck with your new piano. Just enjoy it and don't worry about what MIGHT happen.
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Sandy


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#1816331 - 01/01/12 08:45 AM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: PlasticGlass]
jrcallan Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 396
Loc: Pennsylvania
At the risk of being repetive, I've had a Casio AP-45 console digital for almost four years now and it still plays great. It's been through several house moves and I have no keyboard issues.

I wish the sharps were textured rather than smooth - they get a little slippery sometimes, but I have no issues with side-to-side movement.

ALthough I also have a Kawai UST-7 upright, I think I'll always have a DP for playing at 5:30 a.m. with headphones.

Good luck with yours.
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Baldwin M
Casio PX-330
Casio AP-45

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#1816408 - 01/01/12 11:57 AM Re: Casio Celviano AP 620 buy or not to buy [Re: PlasticGlass]
steamboatman Offline
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Registered: 12/21/11
Posts: 5
Thank you guys for the advice. I appreciate it.

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