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#660214 - 02/14/09 01:21 PM Stands and ears...
Waldo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Eastern Washington
Hello all--my first post! I actually have two questions.

First question: I just bought my first digital piano--a Yamaha CP300, and I'm pretty excited about it. I'm looking for a stand--something stable with room for pedals and reasonably portable. So far, I'm looking at the Quik-lok Monolith M-91 and the Quik-lok WS550; does anyone have an opinion on these, or can suggest another favorite stand?

My second question is about my hearing. When I first got the CP300, played it at what I thought was a normal accoustic piano-type volume. After a couple of hours, my ears ached and felt like they were filled with cotton. Now I'm paranoid--have been wearing major ear protection to where I can barely hear myself play. I've never had problems with acoustic pianos doing this--do digital pianos have any weird vibrations or overtones that I should be aware of? The keyboard has two speakers that are on top.

L Waldo

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#660215 - 02/14/09 01:38 PM Re: Stands and ears...
dettch Offline
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Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 55
Loc: Idaho
I've experienced a similar phenomenon, Waldo. I have a new CP300. I think I might have inadvertently changed some setting or other but all of the sudden the sound is muffled. Wonder if others have experienced the same thing. There are a couple of settings that I think are very good. Dave Ferris gave me his favorite and I like it a lot. Can share if you wish.

#660216 - 02/14/09 01:54 PM Re: Stands and ears...
Waldo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Eastern Washington
Yes--please share! I would love to have more info on settings. It's a process for me to figure this thing out...

--L Waldo

#660217 - 02/14/09 03:17 PM Re: Stands and ears...
Gyro Offline
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Registered: 04/24/05
Posts: 4534
At one time I was set on buying either a
Promega 3 or a NordElectro, and to be all
set for when it arrived, I went ahead and
bought a stand, pedal, music stand, and
speakers, while I tried to decide on
which one (I eventually decided not to
get either one).

The stand I got was an inexpensive single-x
model, at 19.95. The problem with this was
that it wouldn't adjust to give the standard
ht. from the floor to the top of the white keys
of 28-29 in. It was also over-engineered:
it was so sturdy that it could support an

If I ever decide to buy a stage piano,
the stand I'd get would be a platform
type, something like the On-Stage
KS7100, at 59.95. This would apparently
adjust to a ht. closer to the standard ht.

Digital pianos typically have a volume control
dial with ten divisions, with "5" apparently
being close to the normal piano volume.
I've owned 3 digitals since 1989, and I've
rarely gone as high as "5", and never more
than "5". I do most of my playing between
"2" and "4". At "2" I can play at 3 AM
without headphones and not disturb the
neighbors. At "4" it's already getting
uncomfortably loud.

The CP300 has huge on-board speakers, and
if you are playing at "10", you'll blow your
eardrums out and permanently damage your


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#660218 - 02/14/09 04:00 PM Re: Stands and ears...
Waldo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Eastern Washington
Thanks for the info, gyro. I must have had it turned up too high and didn't realize it--I know it was past 5, and then probably kicked it up a notch or two while my ears were going numb...

Still, it seemed a bit muffly, and I'm looking forward to seeing what settings dettch has to recommend...

--L Waldo

#660219 - 02/14/09 06:14 PM Re: Stands and ears...
Oblacone Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/21/08
Posts: 347
Loc: Norway :D
your name isnt really waldo is it? cuz if it is then thats super awesome!!!

#660220 - 02/14/09 11:44 PM Re: Stands and ears...
Waldo Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 02/14/09
Posts: 4
Loc: Eastern Washington
Yas it is, my last name that is. Not many of us around...

#660221 - 02/14/09 11:47 PM Re: Stands and ears...
AnotherSchmoe Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/15/06
Posts: 499
Loc: Arkansas
Originally posted by Waldo:
Yas it is, my last name that is. Not many of us around... [/b]
Well that's why we have to "Find Waldo"! \:D I also think it's an awesome name, more power to you!


#660222 - 02/19/09 12:00 PM Re: Stands and ears...
dettch Offline
Full Member

Registered: 07/29/08
Posts: 55
Loc: Idaho
Waldo...I sent you a private message.


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