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#2305506 - Today at 04:20 PM No music rest for Roland stage pianos?
Delphian2001 Online   content
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Registered: 08/01/13
Posts: 64
Loc: Lovely So Cal
I've been eyeing the Roland RD-800 stage piano for some time but I have overlooked one important missing feature (to me) that it does not come with a music rest. Kawai and Yamaha have it for their stage pianos. What do you Roland owners use then?

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#2305518 - Today at 04:41 PM Re: No music rest for Roland stage pianos? [Re: Delphian2001]
bennevis Online   content
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Registered: 10/14/10
Posts: 4800
I was annoyed that the V-Piano has no music rest when I decided to buy it, but the store threw in a Stagg music stand (the sort used by orchestral musicians) gratis, and it works perfectly - I have the rest just poking over the back edge of the slab, with its legs on the floor.

It also means that I can play with a violinist friend, because I can move the stand out for her to use........ grin

#2305527 - Today at 04:58 PM Re: No music rest for Roland stage pianos? [Re: Delphian2001]
fizikisto Online   content
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 267
Loc: Hernando, MS
I've always found it bizarre that Roland doesn't even offer an *option* of a music rest for their stage pianos. The could do like Nord, drill two holes in the chassis (o.k, not quite, but pretty close! smile to slip in a music stand and then sell a $2 music stand for $120. It's especially strange to me that they don't offer it on their *flagship* product. Yes, it's a stage piano, but a lot of people play on stage from lead sheets, or use it in the studio, or at home to practice and learn new songs, and not everyone learns by ear. And as you note, pretty much ever manufacturer offers at least something on most of their pianos. Oh well, bennevis' suggestion is probably your best bet, though I have seen some people on youtube literally tape sheet music to the wall behind their piano. If you don't mind having to touch up the drywall from time to time that seems to work.

On the other hand, you could always take vkgoeswild's approach! Holy crap, sheet music lol.


Edited by fizikisto (Today at 05:02 PM)
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#2305534 - 57 minutes 5 seconds ago Re: No music rest for Roland stage pianos? [Re: Delphian2001]
Marko in Boston Online   content
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Registered: 11/30/12
Posts: 826
Loc: Boston, Massachusetts
Well, no music rest for me with either board. I use and iKlip iPad holder mounted to a mic stand.

When I bring my RD800 or ES7 home this is my setup. I keep the old x stand, bench, iPad stand, and monitors there full time.

Edited by Marko in Boston (45 minutes 27 seconds ago)

#2305539 - 34 minutes 51 seconds ago Re: No music rest for Roland stage pianos? [Re: Delphian2001]
CyberGene Online   content
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Registered: 04/04/07
Posts: 712
Loc: Sofia, Bulgaria
I guess Roland products are oriented mainly to pop/rock/jazz musicians who do not play from sheet music. Well, jazz musicians do use fake books but that's rare. Classical musicians are kind of neglected by Roland as it seems. It can arguably be confirmed by the slightly overprocessed and punchy piano sound which isn't suitable for classical music but that is totally personal opinion of mine smile
Current DP: Kawai ES7
Previous DP-s: Kawai MP6, Kawai CA63, Roland RD-700SX, Roland FP-5, Yamaha P90, Korg SP-200, Casio CDP-100


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