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#2078883 - 05/07/13 03:54 PM M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road
Mwm Offline
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I spend a lot of time sitting in hotel rooms and would like to have a light DP to carry with me so I can continue to practice. Any suggestions? Obviously, fully weighted keys would be required and reasonable weight. How about the Casio CP-120?

Thanks.

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#2078894 - 05/07/13 04:15 PM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: Mwm]
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You will get more responses on the Digital Piano Forum next door.

The Casio CDP-120 is very basic in both its features but also in its technology as it is based on models from 7-8 years ago. I would step up a little for better action, sound engine, and responsiveness. The current frontrunners for portable, weighted and affordable are Yamaha P105B & Casio Privia PX-150. IMO, the minimum would be a Yamaha P35B.
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#2078895 - 05/07/13 04:17 PM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: PianoWorksATL]
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Thanks, I'll ask next door as well.

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#2078924 - 05/07/13 05:28 PM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: Mwm]
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I think Sam's suggestion about the Casio is a good one...

I have a Casio Privia 310, and it is a superb, inexpensive digital. I paid $599 (plus tax) at Guitar center. It is light weight, has decent built-in speakers, and the weighted keys feel okay. And, it sounds very good when used with a Keyboard amp or PA system.

My grandchildren and I have pounded on the Casio pretty hard, and it has held up well (keeps them off my acoustics smile )

Good luck!

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#2079233 - 05/08/13 11:09 AM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: Mwm]
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In bang for the buck and bang for the pound? The Privia easily.

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#2079234 - 05/08/13 11:13 AM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: KurtZ]
Mwm Offline
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Thanks guys. I am leaning toward a Casio. Not sure which model yet. Need to try them out for feel.

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#2079243 - 05/08/13 11:37 AM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: Mwm]
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Do you travel by air or car? If by air, and if your budget is flexible (= big), I was always intrigued by this Infinite Response keyboard that folds in half for easier portability. Here's a review:

Portable keyboard by Infinite Response
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#2079252 - 05/08/13 11:46 AM Re: M&H BB owner needs portable DP to practice while on the road [Re: Monica K.]
Mwm Offline
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Originally Posted By: Monica K.
Do you travel by air or car? If by air, and if your budget is flexible (= big), I was always intrigued by this Infinite Response keyboard that folds in half for easier portability. Here's a review:

Portable keyboard by Infinite Response


I posted this question on the DP forum next door and they have been very helpful as well. The Vax was suggested, but too expensive for me. I travel by air (my second career is as a pilot) but don't have to deal with security or baggage issues.

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