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#2241903 - 03/05/14 08:52 PM Nord as my only piano??
Jon Lukas Offline
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Registered: 12/17/13
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I'm switching to jazz/soul/pop piano from guitar--I've been at the piano seriously for about 7 months, though I've had some exposure to piano in the past...I have a BA in Music which required some piano.

I have been greatly enjoying my Kawai MP6. The action and tone for acoustic piano are as good as or better than any other piano under 50 pounds that I've tried. But I'm finding 47 pounds plus a 33 pound case is pretty heavy.

I really like Rhodes/Wurly and I want to get into Clav as well, and the Kawai electric pianos are OK but not awesome. And the action is a bit heavier than I'd like for electric piano. So I purchased a Nord Electro 73SW (with the non-hammer action keys). I really like the easy feel for playing electric pianos--the lighter action very expressive for what I want to do on electric. It's not too great for acoustic piano, but I might get used to it.

So now I'm thinking of returning the Nord Electro and getting a Nord Piano with the HP action. I understand that action is piano-like but with a lighter feel, which might be perfect for what I'm trying to do with electric piano, and perhaps it will be better than the non-hammer Electro for acoustic pianos (though I still think the Kawai pianos sound better).

So I think I may order the Nord Piano 2 HP and try it out, and then return either the Electro SW73 or the Nord Piano 2 HP.

I really like the idea of having just one lightweight piano that I can do everything on. I'm hoping that perhaps the Nord Piano HP might be good enough that I don't feel I need the Kawai anymore.

Can any users of both Nord and Kawai weigh in on this...for what I'm doing, can I possibly be satisfied with just the Nord Piano HP, or would it be better to have two pianos, the Kawai for the really nice action and acoustic piano sounds, and the Nord Electro with the non-hammer action for super quick and light action for electric pianos?

Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide.

-Jon

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#2241906 - 03/05/14 09:10 PM Re: Nord as my only piano?? [Re: Jon Lukas]
anotherscott Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
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Originally Posted By: Jon Lukas
So now I'm thinking of returning the Nord Electro and getting a Nord Piano with the HP action. I understand that action is piano-like but with a lighter feel

It does not have a particularly light feel. From what I've been able to tell, it's not an action that anyone actually likes, it's just something passable for the benefit of a low-weight board. The regular Nord Piano 2 feels better than the HP version, and doesn't cost very much more (actually less, if you factor in the triple pedal), but then you're back to a 40 pound board.

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#2241916 - 03/05/14 09:34 PM Re: Nord as my only piano?? [Re: Jon Lukas]
ando Offline
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Registered: 11/23/10
Posts: 3795
Loc: Melbourne, Australia
In addition to what Scott said, you have to decide what your ambitions are as a pianist. If you want to develop good pianistic technique and have the ability to play acoustic pianos well, the Nord is not a good choice to be your only DP. It is a dull action that doesn't feel like a piano at all, IMO. Sounds nice though. If you plan to just be a general keyboard player using lots of different sounds and no particular focus on piano technique it would probably be ok.

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