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#2366030 - Today at 04:50 AM Can I use an X stand with the Kawai ES7 + F-301 pedal unit?
trumpeter Offline
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Registered: 12/08/11
Posts: 4
Loc: London, UK
Hi there

I'm currently considering purchasing the Kawai ES-7 with the F-301 3 pedal unit.

Does anyone know if I can use an X stand with this set up or does the F-301 require the HM-4 piano stand?

I've seen two ES-7 bundles which I'm trying to weigh up. One bundle is the ES-7 with the HM-4 piano stand and the F-301 pedal unit. The other is the ES-7 with the Kawai soft case. While I really like the look of the DP on the HM-4, as I am planning on using the DP for occasional gigging, I'm thinking it might make better sense to get the soft case bundle and buy the pedal unit along with an X stand separately.

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#2366039 - Today at 05:45 AM Re: Can I use an X stand with the Kawai ES7 + F-301 pedal unit? [Re: trumpeter]
jim tulloch Online   content
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Queensland Australia
My thoughts would be just buy the ES7 and the sustain pedal that comes with it, if you intend gigging, My experience is a platform folding stand is far more stable. Of all the different digital pianos with built in speakers that I have owned over time, the ES7 is by far the best....my only major complaint is that you have to stop playing to transpose, unlike Technics, and most Yamaha which have a two button one up/one down function.
Jim

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#2366067 - Today at 09:13 AM Re: Can I use an X stand with the Kawai ES7 + F-301 pedal unit? [Re: trumpeter]
dmd Online   content
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 1959
Loc: Pennsylvania
I have the ES7 with the furniture stand and the 3-pedal unit. I removed the 3-pedal unit and just use the sustain pedal that comes with the ES7. I did that because, in my opinion, the 3-pedal unit attaches in a position which is too near to the front of the piano. I cannot find a relaxed position for my ankle when using the 3-pedal unit.

Now ... having said that ...

The 3-pedal unit attaches to the furniture stand so you could not use it without the furniture stand.
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Don

Current: ES7, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 audio device, SennHeiser HD555 Phones, Focal CMS 40 Powered Monitors, Ravenscroft275, Ivory II American Concert D, Pianoteq 5

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#2366203 - 28 minutes 21 seconds ago Re: Can I use an X stand with the Kawai ES7 + F-301 pedal unit? [Re: dmd]
jim tulloch Online   content
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Registered: 10/03/08
Posts: 14
Loc: Queensland Australia
Check out Ebay Item No300441522317 to see the platform style stand....more stable and leg room to operate sustain pedal
Jim

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