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#660110 - 01/26/03 09:18 PM stage piano or electric keyboard?
Nic_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 14
I currently play keyboard in a rock(ish)cover band, but my electric keyboard does not cut it. Its an old technics keyboard that is not touch sensitive and does not have a weighted keyboard.

Im trying to work out wether I should buy a stage piano with a weighted action or a touch sensitive electric keyboard.

A lot of my playing involves piano, strings, and organ sounds (we tend to play a mix of old music by david bowe, Bob marley, led Zep,cat stevens and the beetles including a few modern songs) but occasionaly I need a few more interesting sounds like trumpets or brass, singing chorus and more synthetic sounds.

Idealy I would like to get a stage piano with a half decent weighted action (I learnt as a pianist) with the range of tones found on an electric keyboard. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or suggestions for what I should look for?

I would not mind playing an unweighted keyboard, but I like the basic utility of a stage piano as opposed to the funky coloured toy nature of many cheaper yamahas with digital displays (that show things like what note you are pushing and how hard you are hitting a key which seems useless to me, even the expensive ones seem to look gimiky) another consideration is do weighted key digital pianos have better piano sounds than an unweighted one?

Bit of a ramble -
basicly I need a good range of sounds that sound primo blasting through a 100+w speakers, and good control over the dynamics.
The ability to expand the repetoir of sounds would be a great bonus. (If it included a sampler I would be a very happy lady but I do not think I have that kind of money)

Any input would be appreciated.

Nikki

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#660111 - 01/26/03 10:22 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
Steve M Offline
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Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 15
Loc: North Hatley
I don't own one yet, but I think I soon will......Roland RD700......try one out. It's not that heavy - 50lbs or so - has nice action, good sounds and is expandable.

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#660112 - 01/27/03 01:45 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
Nic_dup1 Offline
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Registered: 01/26/03
Posts: 14
Thanks dude

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#660113 - 01/28/03 01:37 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
BC Offline
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Registered: 01/15/03
Posts: 118
Loc: illinois
i like a Kawai ESX or either the MP9500 for a more serious board. The roland XP88 is good also.

BC

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#660114 - 01/28/03 02:57 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
OlderGuy Offline
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Registered: 11/16/02
Posts: 40
Loc: Ithaca, NY
I have a Kawai ESX. I am happy with it. -Peter

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#660115 - 01/28/03 03:28 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
SteveY Offline
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Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
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i like a Kawai ESX or either the MP9500 for a more serious board. The roland XP88 is good also.
I assume that you mean the Roland "XV88"??? Great keyboard, but apples-and-oranges when compared to the Kawai.
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#660116 - 02/24/03 04:24 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
jimmyD Offline
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Registered: 11/04/02
Posts: 80
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
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Originally posted by SteveY:
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i like a Kawai ESX or either the MP9500 for a more serious board. The roland XP88 is good also.
I assume that you mean the Roland "XV88"??? Great keyboard, but apples-and-oranges when compared to the Kawai.[/b]
One thing to keep in mind -- the Kawai MP9500 is heavy. About 75 pounds. I don't know about the others mentioned.

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#660117 - 05/12/03 06:10 PM Re: stage piano or electric keyboard?
Daren Offline
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Registered: 05/11/03
Posts: 243
Loc: Staffordshire,England
 Quote:
Originally posted by Nic:
I currently play keyboard in a rock(ish)cover band, but my electric keyboard does not cut it. Its an old technics keyboard that is not touch sensitive and does not have a weighted keyboard.

Im trying to work out wether I should buy a stage piano with a weighted action or a touch sensitive electric keyboard.

A lot of my playing involves piano, strings, and organ sounds (we tend to play a mix of old music by david bowe, Bob marley, led Zep,cat stevens and the beetles including a few modern songs) but occasionaly I need a few more interesting sounds like trumpets or brass, singing chorus and more synthetic sounds.

Idealy I would like to get a stage piano with a half decent weighted action (I learnt as a pianist) with the range of tones found on an electric keyboard. Does anyone have any thoughts on this or suggestions for what I should look for?

I would not mind playing an unweighted keyboard, but I like the basic utility of a stage piano as opposed to the funky coloured toy nature of many cheaper yamahas with digital displays (that show things like what note you are pushing and how hard you are hitting a key which seems useless to me, even the expensive ones seem to look gimiky) another consideration is do weighted key digital pianos have better piano sounds than an unweighted one?

Bit of a ramble -
basicly I need a good range of sounds that sound primo blasting through a 100+w speakers, and good control over the dynamics.
The ability to expand the repetoir of sounds would be a great bonus. (If it included a sampler I would be a very happy lady but I do not think I have that kind of money)

Any input would be appreciated.

Nikki[/b]
Get a Yamaha S90 if you can afford it.It will give you a hammer action and weighted keys which i think anybody who wants the piano as the main instrument should have.You will get the best piano sounds organ sounds and brass sounds and whatever sound you would want,plus expandability and a good controller

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