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#2446386 - Today at 12:02 AM quality digital piano
dbelmont2 Online   content
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Registered: 07/15/11
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Loc: Massachusetts
Hello All --

I am looking to buy a digital piano for gigging in bands. I want something that has a very good acoustic piano sound (it doesn't have to be amazing (I have Ivory 2 running in a MUSE Receptor for that) and it needs to be light. I will be playing it through a QSC K8 powered speaker. I seem to have heard that some of the Yamaha P series digital pianos are quite good - and that some of the Nord pianos are good as well.

Thoughts ?

Thanks !

Dan Belmont

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#2446462 - Today at 08:46 AM Re: quality digital piano [Re: dbelmont2]
anotherscott Offline
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Registered: 02/20/10
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Most people would say the Nord is the best sounding of the lightweight boards, but it's also priciest (i.e. $2499 for the Nord Piano 2HP), and as you say, you don't necessarily need the best sound. The Casio PX-5S would be a strong choice at under $1k, and arguably actually has a better action. Either of these are quite light at around 24 lbs.

#2446463 - Today at 08:49 AM Re: quality digital piano [Re: dbelmont2]
ElmerJFudd Online   content
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You'll need to state your budget for best answers.

Since you're using software pianos, your main features affecting your choice is a keyboard action that you like to play on, and low weight. Take a look at the Casio PX-160, 360, or PX-5S (in price order, low to high). All have the same action. But the sounds sets, fx, and speakers change as you go up in price. All are light. The PX-5S is 24lbs and the sound set is competitive, meaning if you prefer to leave your Receptor at home on occasion you won't miss it.

#2446490 - 15 minutes 39 seconds ago Re: quality digital piano [Re: ElmerJFudd]
dbelmont2 Online   content
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I can spend up to $3000 ... How is the action on the Nord Piano 2 HP ? Has anyone heard the Yamaha CP4 and if so what do you think of the sound and the action ?

Thanks !


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