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#2003617 - 12/23/12 06:40 PM Lightweight Stage Piano
Henry XIV Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
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Hi Everyone

I'm looking for a stage piano preferably under 35 lbs.
There don't seem to be very many and portability is a big issue
for me as I will need to transport it to sessions, gigs and rehearsals.

My budget is around $1000 or R10000. I live in South Africa.
However a Yamaha CP 33 and Roland RD300 cost the equivalent of $2000 here so those are not an option.

Only the Casio Privias and Yamaha P series seem to be reasonable light options.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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#2003618 - 12/23/12 06:42 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
Kawai James Online   content
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Casio PX-3.
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#2003619 - 12/23/12 06:56 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
Henry XIV Offline
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Thanks Kawai James.

Does the PX 3 have the same action as the PX 330 as I tried the 330 and didn't feel comfortable with the action of it.

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#2003624 - 12/23/12 07:11 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
gvfarns Offline
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Registered: 04/16/07
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If the p series works, why not grab a P155? Not too heavy. It would be very odd to see it cheaper than the CP33, but maybe prices are really screwy over there.

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#2003627 - 12/23/12 07:15 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
Henry XIV Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
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The P 155 is also about R20000 like $2500. It's out of my price range. From what I did try of the lighter pianos, The P 95 and the PX 330, I wasn't really that impressed. Are the P 105 and PX 350 significant improvements over the older models?

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#2003640 - 12/23/12 07:36 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
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Henry, yes, to the best of my knowledge, the PX-3 uses the same action as the PX-330, albeit without the ivory-like key surfaces.

Cheers,
James
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Edited by Kawai James (12/23/12 09:45 PM)
Edit Reason: Added info about different key surfaces (thanks Scott!)
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#2003672 - 12/23/12 09:13 PM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
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Registered: 02/20/10
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P105 has the same kind of action as the P95.

PX3 action is very similar to px330, though the px3 has matte finish to the keys.

PX350 action is completely different, and I think better than any of the above.

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#2003739 - 12/24/12 01:50 AM Re: Lightweight Stage Piano [Re: Henry XIV]
Henry XIV Offline
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Registered: 12/23/12
Posts: 16
Thanks anotherscott. I think I'll wait until the new privias arrive here and will go test them.

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