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#2330371 - 35 minutes 15 seconds ago V-Grand delivery on Friday!
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Registered: 12/08/07
Posts: 333
Loc: Twin Cities
Today I purchased a Roland V-Grand piano on sale. It will be delivered Friday. I never imagined that my wife would agree to this! I tried it and was able to compare it to other digital pianos by Roland and Kawai, as well as acoustic pianos by Kawai and Steinway. Due to my currently limited capabilities on the instrument compared to most here, I was able to determine that the V-Grand accurately shows my lack of technique in certain important areas just as the acoustic grand pianos do, that other digital pianos seem to gloss over (making me sound better than I really am).

To me, all the digital pianos I have played sound good. My concern has been about dynamics, pedalling, and that sort of subtlety that digitals seem to still gloss over somehow. The V-Grand does not seem to do this, and it is the only digital I have played that seems like an acoustic in this regard. I have never played the stage piano version of the V-Piano, but I assume it would be similar.

I intend to keep my Casio PX-5S as a portable stage piano, and will probably sell off my Yamaha Motif XS8 due to lack of space in my condo. One thing for certain, I will be seriously "woodshedding" over the winter!

This purchase will certainly put to bed any concerns I have had (as mentioned in a few other threads) about learning to play on a digital and developing bad habits since I don't have ready access to a "real" acoustic piano. Also, when I plugged in headphones, the external speaker sound was cut off so that playing in the wee hours in our condo will continue to be possible.

A friend of mine, when he first started playing piano, purchased a fine Yamaha grand. He has it to this day, has never suffered GAS (or is that Piano Acquisition Syndrome?) and plays quite well. Hopefully, my experience with the V-Grand will be similar. Living in a condo, a Yamaha (or any other brand) acoustic is just not feasible.

my blog: http://ajourneyintomusic.blogspot.com

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#2330373 - 20 minutes 10 seconds ago Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! [Re: TonyB]
ClsscLib Online   content

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Registered: 03/14/08
Posts: 1757
Loc: Northern VA, U.S.

If you haven't done so already, look up some of the posts here by Piano World member Bennevis, who appears to have made more of a study of what can be done with the V-Piano than anyone else in the world. He is a big fan, as I'm sure you will be.

Post some recordings for us, please!

"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."

-- Florence Foster Jenkins

#2330376 - 5 minutes 28 seconds ago Re: V-Grand delivery on Friday! [Re: TonyB]
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Registered: 09/06/07
Posts: 9170
Loc: Hamamatsu, Japan
Congrats Tony!

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Nord Electro 3 fan & occasional rare groove player.

"Richard, none of us could forget you have a CLP-990." - EssBrace, 2014


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