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#1881063 - 04/17/12 10:21 AM I pulled the trigger...
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And ordered the YDP161 from my Local store wink

Delivery due to arrive next teusday shocked lol Im going to be impatiently waiting!!!
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#1881065 - 04/17/12 10:23 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Congrats!
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#1881067 - 04/17/12 10:23 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Congrats!


Thank you! laugh
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#1881092 - 04/17/12 10:55 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Looking forward to seeing the pics of you squeezing it into the attic! wink

Cheers,
James
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#1881104 - 04/17/12 11:13 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Woohoo! It's been a journey.
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#1881126 - 04/17/12 11:33 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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@James; haha im sure that'l be quite an interesting time, hopefully my measurements were correct lol

@Pianoworks; Whooo! laugh Tell me about it haha Its been a LONG journey, 5 months and some. From YDP's to P155 to CLP's, the list can go on lol
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#1881155 - 04/17/12 12:12 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Well done! Enjoy your new Yamaha, and the best of luck with your lessons.
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#1881162 - 04/17/12 12:23 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: voxpops]
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Originally Posted By: voxpops
Well done! Enjoy your new Yamaha, and the best of luck with your lessons.


Thank you Vox! smile
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#1881184 - 04/17/12 12:51 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Yes, Congratulations!

And above all else,

Have Fun !
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#1881187 - 04/17/12 01:02 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: McBuster]
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Originally Posted By: McBuster
Yes, Congratulations!

And above all else,

Have Fun !



Thank you Mc!! smile
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#1881192 - 04/17/12 01:14 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Congratulations!
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#1881216 - 04/17/12 01:57 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Dave Horne]
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Originally Posted By: Dave Horne
Congratulations!


Thanks Dave! x
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#1881324 - 04/17/12 05:27 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Well done! It's a great piano.
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#1881328 - 04/17/12 05:38 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: toddy]
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Originally Posted By: toddy
Well done! It's a great piano.


Thank you Tod! Im looking forward to it, tho wasnt expecting a 7 day wait time!! haha. tick tock..
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#1881335 - 04/17/12 05:48 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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What! Is it April 1st. Nope. Ok then congratulations. Photo's needed though or I won't believe it. Or are you on a Digital Camera forum somewhere since months ago debating which camera to buy? smile

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#1881339 - 04/17/12 05:53 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Originally Posted By: shokz
Originally Posted By: toddy
Well done! It's a great piano.


Thank you Tod! Im looking forward to it, tho wasnt expecting a 7 day wait time!! haha. tick tock..


Don't you hate that? Cows and procrastination.... smile

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#1881340 - 04/17/12 05:54 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: spanishbuddha]
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Originally Posted By: spanishbuddha
What! Is it April 1st. Nope. Ok then congratulations. Photo's needed though or I won't believe it. Or are you on a Digital Camera forum somewhere since months ago debating which camera to buy? smile


Haha, Why dont you believe it, I'll take a couple of photos for you and others to see smile Nope no digital camera forum lol I just use my mums if I need to use one, courtesy of that you'll see my YDP161 laugh
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#1881354 - 04/17/12 06:16 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Well done! Enjoy it when it arrives.

Cheers,

Steve
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#1881387 - 04/17/12 07:10 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: EssBrace]
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Originally Posted By: EssBrace
Well done! Enjoy it when it arrives.

Cheers,

Steve


Cheers Steve :] heck yes I will enjoy it laugh
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#1881403 - 04/17/12 07:52 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Congrats again!
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#1881408 - 04/17/12 08:03 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Congrats again!


Appreciate it James :]
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#1881418 - 04/17/12 08:28 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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And this is how I ended up on the YDP161..

Saving up any more money for a DP and it'd seem like a burden getting the digital piano rather than an enjoyable experience.

Second,
I have played the 161 aswell as the 181 model, and the CLP430. Okay there was a difference between all these models;

YDP161--YDP181 .. 250 pounds price difference

YDP181 had probably better speakers you could feel more of a vibration when you pressed the keys. Worth paying 250 pound extra for , don't think so..
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YDP161--CLP430 .. 600 pound price difference

CLP430 keys felt exactly the same to me/just as good as the ones in the YDP and I noticed no difference smile Speakers were good in the CLP but the ones in the YDP were good enough aswell. And that left tone, it had a somewhat better tone than the YDP. Nothing drastic.. Worth paying 600 pound more for it? Dont think so.
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#1881600 - 04/18/12 07:06 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Congrats!!! Enjoy it! smile
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#1881684 - 04/18/12 10:36 AM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: LMKawai]
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Originally Posted By: LMKawai
Congrats!!! Enjoy it! smile


Thanks LM! smile
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#1881940 - 04/18/12 07:46 PM I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
shokz Offline
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EDIT.


Edited by shokz (04/18/12 10:07 PM)
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#1882008 - 04/18/12 09:50 PM Re: EDIT [Re: shokz]
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shokz - Congratulations. Now go have some fun playing!! :-)
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#1882014 - 04/18/12 10:06 PM Re: EDIT [Re: ZoeCalgary]
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Originally Posted By: ZoeCalgary
shokz - Congratulations. Now go have some fun playing!! :-)


Thank you Zoe!! laugh About 5 more days left for its arrival, I eagerly await wink
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#1882023 - 04/18/12 10:23 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Off-topic, but shokz, looking at your signature, make sure you watch the 'SUPER' version of Titanic 3D:



Cheers,
James
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#1882032 - 04/18/12 10:30 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: Kawai James]
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Originally Posted By: Kawai James
Off-topic, but shokz, looking at your signature, make sure you watch the 'SUPER' version of Titanic 3D:



Cheers,
James
x


Haha its funny you sent me that, I saw it yesterday on youtube laugh I typed in titanic in 3d trailer or something similar and this came up on top with millions of views. (I had already booked my ticket before I watched this). And I had a very relucant look on my face thinking what on EARTH IS THIS!?? Like I thought I only booked it in 3D, and this was a completely different movie haha. I straight away went to youtube search, and searched again looking for another trailer lol And then a sigh of relief.
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#1882050 - 04/18/12 11:09 PM Re: I pulled the trigger... [Re: shokz]
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Just to add, I find it cool that the YDP161 was the first ever digital piano I played, and it turns out that is the one I got smile
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