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#544823 - 12/19/07 08:25 PM Buying a Piano
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I have found a Yamaha U1 Upright piano, made in 2002 for 1900 dollars. That's a steal!, I thought. After I showed my parents, they refused to buy it.

If I were to buy a electric piano, does anybody have any suggestions? The touch must be EXACTLY like a real piano. By that, I mean I want the kinds with metal hammers inside that actually hammer, and the sound must be as precise as possible.

Any suggestions?

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#544824 - 12/19/07 08:40 PM Re: Buying a Piano
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Sean Lerkvikarn:
The touch must be EXACTLY like a real piano. By that, I mean I want the kinds with metal hammers inside that actually hammer, and the sound must be as precise as possible.

Any suggestions? [/b]
To my knowledge, there is no such thing as a digital piano with "metal hammers that actually hammer". There are however many with wooden keys, a weighted action and a very realistic feel (top end Kawai, Roland, etc. all leap to mind). As to sound, in a digital, if it has built in speakers at all they're probably not much good. A better evaluation can be done with high quality headphones and then add after market speakers.

I have a Kawai MP8 with Behringer 2301A speakers (along with a Yamaha C7) and use pianoteq for different piano sounds and am generally very happy with the sound of the piano.
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#544825 - 12/19/07 09:22 PM Re: Buying a Piano
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Registered: 07/27/07
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If it were a CD, it probably wouldn't be much of a problem. $1,900, however, is a different story.

It's possible they cannot afford it.

It's also possible that they can afford it, but are trying to teach you a lesson, the lesson being that things in life are not just going to come to you just by asking for it.

If it were me, I'd sit both parents down and have a mature conversation as to why they won't buy it for you. I think you need to demonstrate or convince them that their investment will be a good one and that their hard-earned money won't be wasted if they do. I also think it would serve you well to offer to 'work' toward repaying them, as a sign of good faith and demonstration that you are serious about studying the piano and that it is not a phase that you're going through that will be likely fade in the near-term future.

I'm sure you could find many things to do around the house (wash the car, mow the lawn, rake the leaves, clean the basement/garage, paint the house, etc.) that would show sincerity and commitment on your part.

Anyway, that's my suggestion and the approach I would take, if I were in your situation.

Good luck.

Also, as far as I know, there is no digital that can 'exactly' replicate the feel of an acoustic. There is something called a 'silent' piano, which is essentially an acoustic that has digital features, but that's 9 grand.

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#544826 - 12/19/07 11:12 PM Re: Buying a Piano
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Sean Lerkvikarn:
I have found a Yamaha U1 Upright piano, made in 2002 for 1900 dollars. That's a steal!, I thought. After I showed my parents, they refused to buy it.

[/b]
First : I think you'll get little sympathy from posters here if you tell just this side of the story : "After I showed my parents, they refused to buy it." Surely your parents had a reason for "refusing" to buy it; you should know what that reason is.

Second : at $1900.00 you're not likely to find a digital that sounds and feels exactly[/b] like an acoustic piano.

Third : Some will argue that, although you may get close to the touch and feel of an acoustic, you won't get exactly[/b] that no matter what price you pay.

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#544827 - 12/20/07 10:29 AM Re: Buying a Piano
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Registered: 10/13/07
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Good Luck, Master Lerkvikarn. Best wishes in learning all the important lessons of life. May you continue to grow in gratitude for all your gifts,particularly your parents, and musical talents and ambitions.

The digital forum has many posts about Rolands, Kawai and Yamaha models used by classical pianists. Even Casio Privias have received good reviews for their weighted key touch. If the sound is unsatisfactory, to get the sound you prefer, some suggest getting good quality headphones and attach to modules or computers with Ivory or other software with grand piano sounds.

I like to think optimistically that some combination of the above may find approval from your parents, fit your parents' and your budget and still be an improvement over your current situation.

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#544828 - 12/20/07 01:28 PM Re: Buying a Piano
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
Posts: 8483
Loc: Ohio, USA
you might want to consider buying Yamaha digital P140 (with built-in speakers) or CP33(without built-in speakers but can be hooked to external ones or use headphones). they are around or a little above $1000, and your parents might find the price/value acceptable.

there're some cheaper digitals, such as Casio PX series, which are in $400-$900 range.

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