Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Pianoteq
Latest Pianoteq add-on instrument: U4 upright piano
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
PianoSupplies.com (150)
Piano Accessories Music Related Gifts Piano Tuning Equipment Piano Moving Equipment
We now offer Gift Certificates in our online store!
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Piano
Quick Links to Useful Stuff
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano Accessories
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#663016 - 08/31/03 07:54 PM Digital Piano Purchase
Tsutomu Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/31/03
Posts: 5
I am thinking about playing the piano and looking for a digital piano, a digital one because of my space constraint. However, I don't have a clue on which manufacturers and model I should select and I'm hoping someone could suggest me which one to buy. I listed my questions below. Any help is very much appreciated!

- Which manufacturer sells the product that has the best value for the money? My budget is around $1000. Casio seems to be good, but I'm not sure. I prefer to have 88-key model.

- There are models that have 'legs' and don't have legs. Because I have a big table in my room and can place the 'non-leg' type on my table, I don't have to buy the leg type?

- I want to play the Baroque music, like Bach. I think I could enjoy more if I could switch to the harpsichord sound.

- Eventually, I want to buy the real piano. It'd be good if the digital piano has a similar touch and feel that people'd expect from the real piano.

- Any other considerations that I should know.

Thank you!
Tsutomu

Top
(ad) Roland

Click Here

#663017 - 09/01/03 11:20 AM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
Luke's Dad Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 1426
Loc: Mid Atlantic
Probably the best value would be the Yamaha YDP113 or YDP223 at that price range. Casio is a little new in this market, they are mostly known for manufacturing toy keyboards, and I haven't played any yet that can compare with the big guys. The big guys being Roland, Yamaha, Technics, Kawai, Korg, and Kurzweil.
_________________________
Purveyor of Yamaha, Petrof, Pearl River, and Kohler & Campbell pianos.

Top
#663018 - 09/01/03 03:13 PM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
Tsutomu Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/31/03
Posts: 5
Thanks [Luke's Dad]. I looked into other Yamaha model as well and found a similar one below. This does not have the stand.

http://www.andysmusiconline.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Yamaha_P90

Is this kind of no-stand moedl the same as the with-stand model like YDP-113?

Top
#663019 - 09/02/03 06:57 PM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
Luke's Dad Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 1426
Loc: Mid Atlantic
The P90 is similar in touch and tone to the YDP113. I think you will find the stand to be fairly important though, as I've never been able to find a portable stand that would let me sit on a bench at a comfortable heighth. Plus, I'm not sure if the P90 includes speakers. Many models like that do not, and you have to add on other speakers. But, you should be happy with either.
_________________________
Purveyor of Yamaha, Petrof, Pearl River, and Kohler & Campbell pianos.

Top
#663020 - 09/02/03 11:48 PM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
SteveY Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 11/06/01
Posts: 1820
Loc: NJ
 Quote:
I've never been able to find a portable stand that would let me sit on a bench at a comfortable heighth.
I don't know why this would be true -- there are stands that will allow you virtually any playing height. You might have to put in some trial/error time once you get the stand, but it's certainly possible.
_________________________
PianoWorld disclaimer: musician, producer, arranger, author, clinician, consultant, PS2 aficionado, secret agent...

Top
#663021 - 09/03/03 11:34 AM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
Tsutomu Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 08/31/03
Posts: 5
Thanks again.

If I buy the P-90, it looks like I don't have the pedals. Can it be added usually?

Top
#663022 - 09/03/03 12:01 PM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
jkeene Offline
500 Post Club Member

Registered: 07/08/03
Posts: 701
Loc: Central Florida
Reading the manual it looks like it comes with one pedal, for sustain. There are no other jacks on it to connect any other pedals.

I'd be wary of going by those specs listed at andysmusiconline, they don't seem to match up with Yamaha's specs for the P-90. You can check them at YamahaSynth .

Top
#663023 - 09/04/03 01:20 PM Re: Digital Piano Purchase
Luke's Dad Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 03/28/03
Posts: 1426
Loc: Mid Atlantic
 Quote:
Originally posted by jkeene:
Reading the manual it looks like it comes with one pedal, for sustain. There are no other jacks on it to connect any other pedals.

I'd be wary of going by those specs listed at andysmusiconline, they don't seem to match up with Yamaha's specs for the P-90. You can check them at YamahaSynth . [/b]
Exactly. I noticed on one page it stated 64 note polyphony, and 32 on another. Which is it?!
_________________________
Purveyor of Yamaha, Petrof, Pearl River, and Kohler & Campbell pianos.

Top

Moderator:  Piano World 
What's Hot!!
HOW TO POST PICTURES on the Piano Forums
-------------------
Sharing is Caring!
About the Buttons
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
Interesting books about the piano, pianists, piano history, biographies, memoirs and more!
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Sheet Music
(PW is an affiliate)
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
Download & Print Sheet Music Instantly
sheet music search
sheet music search

sheet music search
(ad) HAILUN Pianos
Hailun Pianos - Click for More
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Who's Online
149 registered (accordeur, Al LaPorte, Adypiano, 41 invisible), 1729 Guests and 22 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
74223 Members
42 Forums
153548 Topics
2250328 Posts

Max Online: 15252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Spinoff: What do we think of "technique seminars"?
by TwoSnowflakes
19 minutes 57 seconds ago
Questions about Chopin Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2 in D Flat Minor
by noobpianist90
Today at 01:51 PM
A new performance experience... Need advice.
by Svenno
Today at 01:46 PM
Thoughts on the Yamaha P-255
by voxpops
Today at 01:17 PM
Piano Learning Myths...
by evamar
Today at 12:32 PM
(ads by Google)

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2014 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission