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#665019 - 05/04/08 09:32 AM advice on buying a DP
Slimeline Offline
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Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 6
Hello there,
Please help me to choose a digital piano. I was in the music store and tried several, I liked both Kawai ES4 and Roland FP4, but they are quite different in terms of feel and sound (through headphones). I don't have much experience with pianos and only started to play few months ago so I don't trust my own judgment yet. This is of course quite subjective, but what will be a better learning instrument? or do I need to look at other models? (I tried Yamaha P140 and did not like it as much)
Thanks for taking the time,
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
T.S. Eliot (Little Gidding)

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#665020 - 05/04/08 01:25 PM Re: advice on buying a DP
signa Offline
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Registered: 06/06/04
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Loc: Ohio, USA
go with the feel, and buy the one you like its action the best.

#665021 - 05/04/08 02:16 PM Re: advice on buying a DP
JeffBC Offline
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Registered: 10/04/07
Posts: 120
Loc: Haverhill, MA
You can't improve the feel, you can improve the sound.
Kawai MP5 / Ivory Italian Grand
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Yamaha M202 Console

#665022 - 05/05/08 01:23 PM Re: advice on buying a DP
MontanaJustin Offline
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Registered: 03/16/07
Posts: 67
Loc: Redwood City, CA
What they said - and if you need internal speakers, get them, though headphones can give you pretty great sound (or really great, depending on the headphones).

Action is, to me, by far the most important, both for enjoying "playing" piano and for learning and getting better. You can always upgrade the sound later, through sound modules, speakers, headphones, etc.


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