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#2308208 - Yesterday at 03:59 PM Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services?
Giancarlo Robles Offline
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Registered: 06/30/14
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My church is considering purchasing a new digital piano to upgrade their almost 15 year old Roland Alessis but are looking for cheap alternatives. They are considering a Yamaha P35 as an alternative but I'd like to have an opinion from all of you. Is it a good enough digital piano in terms of touch/sound/performance? The piano is usually accompanied by drums, guitar, and latin percussion (congas). Also sometimes by a bass. Not sure what other information you might need so any questions feel free to ask. Thank you!

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#2308216 - Yesterday at 04:22 PM Re: Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services? [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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If you're going to look at that with the GHS action (not very good compared to other actions), then you should also check out the Casio PX-150. Also, be sure to check the used markets for something a few years old but perhaps a higher-end model (stick with the big names in DPS: Yamaha, Roland, Kawai, Casio). I just did a quick search and came up with this on ebay:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ROLAND-FP-8-88-w...=p2054897.l4275

Will you be playing the instrument mainly? Be sure to play lots of different actions to see what you like, even if it's outside the price range. That way you know what's out there and it will help you define what qualities you like and dislike.
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#2308232 - Yesterday at 05:12 PM Re: Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services? [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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I don't know what it's connectivity is like, but I would guess with that sort of set up you'll be looking at attaching the keyboard to a PA system, so check it has line in/out (rather than simply using the headphone output)

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#2308238 - Yesterday at 05:37 PM Re: Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services? [Re: Vectistim]
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Originally Posted By: Vectistim
I don't know what it's connectivity is like, but I would guess with that sort of set up you'll be looking at attaching the keyboard to a PA system, so check it has line in/out (rather than simply using the headphone output)


Good point. The P35 doesn't have Line out which makes it not ideal for band/performing situations. I think the PX-150 is in the same boat.


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#2308262 - Yesterday at 06:57 PM Re: Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services? [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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Totally appropriate if you can plug in to a PA. There are nicer ones out there but the P35 will do the job.

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#2308349 - 29 minutes 34 seconds ago Re: Is a Yamaha P35 appropriate for church services? [Re: Giancarlo Robles]
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FWIW --

If you have the budget, consider a Casio PX-350. The action is at least as good as the P-35 (I think it's better), and the PX-350 has:

. . . Line Out (stereo and mono) for the PA;

. . . A good selection of organ and electronic piano sounds,
. . . _many_ more than the P-35.

Some of the organ sounds (e.g., a decent reed organ) are hidden in the "General MIDI" set of "Other Tones".

. Charles

PS -- bias - I own a PX-350, and like it.

PPS -- there's an interesting review here:

http://azpianonews.blogspot.ca/2012/10/review-yamaha-p35-casio-cdp120-digital.html

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